Study by the USDA FS on bullets starting fires.

Study by the USDA FS on bullets starting fires.

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    Study by the USDA FS on bullets starting fires.

    Here is a recent study by the USDA FS on bullets starting fires.

    RMRS Publications - RMRS-RP-104: A study of ignition by rifle bullets


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    I guess it's good to see the experimental confirmation of what we already knew, but I hope we didn't spend too many tax dollars on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddy View Post
    Here is a recent study by the USDA FS on bullets starting fires.

    RMRS Publications - RMRS-RP-104: A study of ignition by rifle bullets
    Conclusion: Before you take your shot at that deer, make sure he's not standing in front of a steel plate angled to direct the fragments downward into a box full of oven-dried peat moss.
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    Tracer ammo has ignited more fires the copper jacked lead ever will.
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    Ya the test isn't perfect but I understand what they did to get some results and keep it repeatable. Its interesting that the all copper bullets started the peat smoldering as much if not more then steel core rounds.

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    This addresses one of the great "Boogey-Man" arguments we hear out here from idiots and assorted morons. It thus serves to ameliorate the moronic attacks thrown at the use of guns in the NF. It gives us a great resource, from the gub'mnt itself, to counter the attacks from fear mongers.

    Custer tried to use the same argument about "High Capacity Bows and Quivers" before Little Big Horn too. See where it got him.


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    Just another clear example of a publicly-funded, governmental organization with too much time (and our money) on its hands. Next they'll be studying the viability of universal dental care for... squirrels.
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