BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

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BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by xtremehunter83 » 25 Oct 2009, 07:02

bout some of these off EA, finally got around to loading 2 up in .223 just to see them in action..... didnt see any tracer from them, wasnt sure if any one bought them and had good luck maybe i got a bad batch? or maybe im loading them wrong? 23gr of imr 4064, oal 2.260''

its my first time loading a tracer round wasnt sure if there wasnt something i missed?

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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by Wollychop » 25 Oct 2009, 07:09

What range were you shooting them at, and in what lighting condition?

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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by panzermk2 » 25 Oct 2009, 12:39

What power and charge? I ran a good 200 of them through our test AR for giggles and only had a few that didnot light.
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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by xtremehunter83 » 25 Oct 2009, 18:43

shoot in woods at friends place, mid morning sun wasnt out quite yet, 23 gr of imr 4064, loaded only 2 just to try out, wanted to kno if i was doing anything differ before i load all of them since its first tracer rounds ive loaded

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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by rickys2 » 31 Dec 2009, 12:27

the trick to get the Military tracer to light is simple. Take a pin and poke the fold in the back of the bullet. Also got to use hot burning powder like H335 (24.5gr) and you will see a 75% burning rate.

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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by panzermk2 » 01 Jan 2010, 11:39

Unfortunately poking holes in the seal is not practical besides the time involved you now have the issue of the tracer compound chemicaly reacting with the gun powder.

Plus the tracer binding compound is VERY carcinogenic

BVAC's are just plain hard to light sometimes. Also ambient temperature comes into play. The current tracers EA use light 9 out 10 from the pistol at 70 degrees but at 29 degrees the same lot of tracer rounds lit 1 out of 10.
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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by rickys2 » 01 Jan 2010, 11:52

I always wear rubber gloves when reloading ammo, but good know about chemical reaction to the powder.

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Re: BVAC BULLET 22c (.224") 55gr TRACER

Post by panzermk2 » 01 Jan 2010, 13:17

Breathing the tracer compound is the deadly part.
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