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Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Michael Savage, Jun 23, 2012.


  1. Cavalry Doc

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    No problem at the range I go to. I do have an extinguisher in the truck just in case.
     

  2. The Machinist

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    Yeah, gotta watch out for all the sparks thrown by lead and copper. :faint:
     
  3. Michael Savage

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    You would think if you were shooting a pistol, and a small fire broke out you'd be in a prime position to put it out...
     
  4. Cavalry Doc

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    Bullet hits rock, rock hits another rock, sparks?

    Kinetic energy is often transferred to heat. Not very common or likely, at least when not using tracers or HEAT rounds.

    I have seen several fires started on ranges, but as far as I can remember, they all involved explosives or tracers. But that doesn't mean it could not happen, if you have poorly designed bullet stops.
     
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    It would make for a good Mythbusters experiment, but Utah's governor is still an idiot.
     
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    gotta be the brass:whistling:
     
  7. Jarhead247

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    I remember a night fire exercise at Ft. Riley, KS one time when we caught a range on fire and were shut down by range control; we were using tracer rounds. I don't ever remember starting a fire with regular ammo.

    Maybe brass & lead react different in Utah???
     
  8. geofri

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    Yes actually. But hot enough to start fire.. eh..

    No scientific study but I have shot the limestone gravel on the pistol range and seen a spark or two. Not sure if there was some other stone mixed in or what.