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Old 08-10-2019, 05:12 PM
coug_dude coug_dude is offline
 
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Default 30-06 Tracer surplus at Midway

Interesting options, curious what you guys think about the prices? The more expensive stuff appears to be WWII production.
https://www.midwayusa.com/s?promotio...litary-surplus
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:14 PM
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Seems pricey. Only ones that can shoot that stuff is land owners as most places don't allow it. Should be in stock a while.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:30 AM
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Granted you don't see tracer ammo often but it still seems high. Probably more of a collectors item and priced accordingly. With the associated fire risk, not worth it to me.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:58 PM
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There's sadly becoming fewer and fewer outdoor ranges to fire ball ammo at distances over 300 yards, so not a lot of call for shooting tracer rounds for fun any more.
The full original boxes do make nice collector fodder though, but I wouldn't pay what they're asking for them.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:36 PM
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That striped box of Remington would be a nice addition to a WWII ammo collection, since they are getting rather scarce now. Their price is a little high, but I've seen boxes of WWII Incendiary selling for a whole lot more.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:27 PM
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For shooting, that looks reeeeeeeally pricey to me ... but as others have mentioned, there might be something there to filling one or two holes in a collection.

The last tracer ammo that I bought and fired was in several mid'40s cases of belted Besa machinegun ammo (7,92x57) that I bought in the late '70s.

Shooting that stuff was just too dangerous. I would only shoot it in and/or just after a soaking rain storm.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:54 PM
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The odds of WW2 era tracer lighting up when fired are slim to none......plus it’s corrosive. Even Korean War tracer is hit and miss. Trust me....been there. Those are great finds for collectors though.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:27 PM
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Would be interesting to see if it does light up after all this time. Web pages all say non-corrosive, but I have yet to search the lot numbers to cross reference. Anyone know if tracers are listed on a corrosive list somewhere?
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:50 PM
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Are they all WW2?
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:17 PM
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Would be interesting to see if it does light up after all this time. Web pages all say non-corrosive, but I have yet to search the lot numbers to cross reference. Anyone know if tracers are listed on a corrosive list somewhere?
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