Tracer rounds at the range?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mindgrinder, Feb 26, 2013.


  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Who EVER heard of using flammable materials as a Range BackStop.... That is JUST NUTS.... What was the guy, who designed that place, THINKING?
    Inquiring Minds, want to know.......@ghrit
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The @ feature doesn't seem to be working. But tracers will fragment and spray around if not completely burned on the way down range; maybe got into the structure.

    ETA: @ does work, it was in latency when I saw this thread.
     
  4. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Thought u guys would get a kick outta that...
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Using Flammable Materials that are NOT adequately covered by either Sand, or Steel in a Range Backstop is just NUTS... Might just as well use Tannerite and just blow it up right off... And be done with it...
     
  6. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    I could see something like this happening in Florida...
    But Texas?
    C'mon now...
     
  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    our range allows tracers and tannerite but outlawed .50 BMGs because some idiot kept shooting the target posts and range markers.
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    There are two ways my club knows about for fire starting, one is tracers, the other is MN m44s from prone. One is down range, the other is in your face. (We have charred some weeds with Tannerite, but they didn't flame up.)
     
  9. Akheloce

    Akheloce Monkey++

    I remember several times at the range on ft Richardson where we had to break down the 5-1 tracers since we started grass fires. That just left hundreds of tracer rounds to become "unaccounted for". The first year we started a fire, we had to run back to the airfield, grab a blackhawk, and use the water bucket to put it out.
     
  10. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    One thing I've remembered from when I served is tracers are great for those times when you really need to burn the crap out of something.
     
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    OH NO! NOT THE ASSAULT RIFLES! THEY CAN'T DO ANY ASSAULTING IF THEY ARE BURNSDED!

    f-the-ring.
     
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  12. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    CLASSIC [bestpost]



    as a side note, I wonder how long it will be until they show up on gunbroker for $1000-1500... [lolol]
     
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