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Super Chicken
08-20-2011, 1:22 PM
Just saw this,

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/rise-in-brushfires-caused-by-target-shooting-in-san-diego-county.html

I like the part about the M4 rifle, it seems that SEALs or cartels(with U.S. arms:rolleyes:) were target shooting in the backcountry.

nad24LA
08-20-2011, 1:42 PM
Doesn't surprise me how stupid reporters can be.

ElvenSoul
08-20-2011, 1:45 PM
The ever so biased news :(

CSACANNONEER
08-20-2011, 2:08 PM
The ever so biased news :(

What bias? I saw a report who doesn't have a clue about firearms or how steel and rocks cause sparks, who was just parrotting what some moron, in a position of authority (LEO or FD) told him. But, that's just reporting with inaccurate information. I really don't see how that makes the piece "bias".

PCPerks
08-20-2011, 2:18 PM
Wow, that actually made me laugh. The round used in the M4 that you can buy at your local Walmart.....

Isn't there supposed to be a person that reads articles to verify facts?? Like an editor or something? Oh wait, by making it sound like people were doing something illegal it makes the article look better.

EWILKE
08-20-2011, 2:18 PM
well guys the good news if you are ever stranded for the night and need to start a fire just get some dry stuff a rock and shoot at it. looks like it should only take one round and you will be cooking and staying warm all night.

YubaRiver
08-20-2011, 2:55 PM
I have seen it happen. Mil surplus ammo (308), dry bitterbrush and a rock behind the target. Good thing it didn't spread.

Rahl
08-20-2011, 7:12 PM
This is why the Angeles Range has their 'can't stick to a magnet' policy. Although I wonder if the thin coating of cupronickel on German .308 is enough to cause a problem, as opposed to the actual bi-metal jacket of Wolf.

Mssr. Eleganté
08-20-2011, 7:17 PM
This is why the Angeles Range has their 'can't stick to a magnet' policy. Although I wonder if the thin coating of cupronickel on German .308 is enough to cause a problem, as opposed to the actual bi-metal jacket of Wolf.

The German ammo is actually steel jacketed with a thin coating of cupronickel on the steel. Cupronickel by itself will not attract a magnet.

Trailboss60
08-20-2011, 10:01 PM
That's a pretty cool rifle, it is capable of shooting a dud, and the pressure reserved from the previous round, expels the dud!

Who snuck that past the Cal-DOJ?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef015390d98810970b-600wi

Fyathyrio
08-20-2011, 10:08 PM
South Bay Rod and Gun Club has had a prob with this, they've shortened one of their ranges because of past fires. There was even a decent story on the local Fox News about it last week.

savasyn
08-20-2011, 10:16 PM
South Bay Rod and Gun Club has had a prob with this, they've shortened one of their ranges because of past fires. There was even a decent story on the local Fox News about it last week.

South Bay Rod and Gun Club in Redondo Beach? They are an operational group? I've driven by that little building many times and it always looks vacant.

On topic: I've seen first hand steel core setting a fire in dry area. Helped put out the results with my bare hands, now I always carry a shovel when I shoot in places like that.

Decoligny
08-20-2011, 10:30 PM
That's a pretty cool rifle, it is capable of shooting a dud, and the pressure reserved from the previous round, expels the dud!

Who snuck that past the Cal-DOJ?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef015390d98810970b-600wi

That is not a dud. The casing is stepped down with a smaller neck and a larger body. The lighting just makes the neck look like the bullet is still in the casing.

Trailboss60
08-20-2011, 10:33 PM
That is not a dud. The casing is stepped down with a smaller neck and a larger body. The lighting just makes the neck look like the bullet is still in the casing.

I will take your word for it...http://www.covertconservatives.com/phpbb3/images/smilies/noparty.gif


it sure looked like a loaded round to me...http://www.covertconservatives.com/phpbb3/images/smilies/headscratch.gif

robcoe
08-20-2011, 10:43 PM
and the other is used with the M4 rifle, which, by law, is restricted for sale to the U.S. military, law enforcement and U.S. military allies.

5.56 is restricted to military and LEO?

Someone better tell turners, I just bought 500 odd rounds from them, and 100 more from Big 5.

Wernher von Browning
08-21-2011, 7:51 AM
South Bay Rod and Gun Club in Redondo Beach? They are an operational group? I've driven by that little building many times and it always looks vacant.


Probably means the one in Dulzura, CA, San Diego County, right near the Mexican border.