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pulled surplus tracer projectiles

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223 Cal - M196 - Tracer - 54 gr - Red Tip - Machine Pulled - Plastic Closure Disk - Lot# 2 - 20% Will Light.

Will the above damage my barrel ? it looks like the tracer coating is either old/ defective, worn ??
Can said coating be tumbled off ?
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For plinking they are fine. Alot more than 20% light. I use them heavily for range practice where I am practicing withing 50 yards on the move. For that they are more than accurate enough out of my Sl-8/G36.

Out to 100 yards accuracy suffers from some light tool marking, but I can still pull about 3~4 moa. Hope that helps.

I am guessing this is from Hi-tech ammo?
 

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Oh... and dont shoot them when the range is dry and the backstop is overgrown with tall dry grass... and the field behind is several acres overgrown and dry and... oh yeah, your the fire chief for the base.... opps...
 

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You wont be able to tumble off the coating as the bullets are hollow and the mix is part of the bullet, infact I would caution against tumbling as you may destablize the bullet by upsetting the balance.

Tracers are never really thought of as accurate rounds as the properties of the bullet changes as the material burns off.
 
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