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Old 22 December 2000, 02:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Funny stuff to shoot,we had some WW2.303 It was red and did not burn till it had gone further than 100 yards.We shot two groups at 200 yards,the ball were tight in the black.The tracer rounds were in too, but all over the place.Then they made the backstop catch fire and we played fireman for the rest of the shoot.
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Old 23 December 2000, 03:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My WW1 sources say US 'tracer' bullets used a mixture of barium peroxide and magnesium, 'incendiary' ammo used phosphorus.

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During WWI the German Fliegertruppe use the Phosphor bullets to observe the Fireline from the MG`s.
In WWII the MG 15, 17, 81Z used the 7,9mm Patrone S.m.K.L'spur 100/600. The tracer start to burn from 100 meter until 600 meter. The colour where in green or yellow.
For nightuse there was the same bullet with a less visible "Glimmspur"



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