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#119482 - 01/09/08 03:39 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: Ian]
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I had to pack a fair bit of wood on the cloth and then press the barrel close to the exposed powder but it worked, the first attempt resulted the same way with stuff flying around but not igniting. I will have to try this way to see if it works better.

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#119592 - 01/10/08 02:05 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: ]
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No. A lead slug easily or plastic sabot easily travels down the barrel so a piece of cloth is no problem. The round was a drag stabilized bean bag round.(actually a small pouch with cloth tails filled with #9 lead shot) We use these at work for riot/crowd control training. When done I take all the empty hulls home and re-load them with....well..um...Buckshot.

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#119649 - 01/11/08 01:32 AM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: Stretch]
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All I got were little boxes with red X's in them, no pics. But I can visualize what is going on. I have seen other writeups suggesting pulling the bullet, stuffing a rag into the case, and shooting that straight up, then grabbing the flaming/glowing rag after it comes down and using that to start your fire. Seems kind of dangerous to me, forest fires are a bummer...
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#119650 - 01/11/08 01:37 AM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: JIM]
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"...I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning..."

You too huh???
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#119672 - 01/11/08 03:53 AM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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On this angle; I have seen the patching out of a muzzleloader start a forest fire as well as marine signal flares that landed on the shore still lit.

Mike

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#119711 - 01/11/08 03:02 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: SwampDonkey]
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I went back to look over the images,and they seem to have disappeared. Anyone else experiencing this?

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#119718 - 01/11/08 04:04 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: hamilton]
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I never got them in the first place, just little red x's in boxes. %^&*()&^%^&* computers!!!
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#119719 - 01/11/08 04:05 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: SwampDonkey]
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Saw some SEALs start a brush fire with .50 cal tracer once...
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#119720 - 01/11/08 04:09 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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I will fool around and try to re-post them tonight if you want. Maybe that will work.

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#119730 - 01/11/08 05:25 PM Re: Alternate fire starting methods [Re: Taurus]
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Do you think a similar trick would work with a 12ga. flare gun?

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