Strange smell from the smoke.

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by bmpeele, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. I was shooting at 4H Shooting team practice and the smoke coming from the rifle had a strange smell. It was kind of like a bitter/sour sort of smell. I know when I shoot my rifle with my ammo the smell isn't there. Is it something in the ammo or is it the rifle.

    P.S. I have a Ruger 10/22 and in 4H I am currently shooting a Savage boltaction, not sure what exact model it is. Not sure if that would make a difference.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    what type oil do they use ? some silicone based oils really have a sour milk left for days type smell

  3. They use remington oil wipes, other than that I don't know for sure.
  4. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Has to be the lubricant. That is unless you are Paris Hilton driving down the road with a motorcycle officer behind you....... :=)
  5. Hahaha, cheap shot.
  6. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    I agree.

    Now if you start smelling BBQ then you might be on to something. :eek:
  7. Well we will also be having a cookout on Monday....
  8. Ely primer compound smells kind of hinky. It's used in several different brands of ammo so I would look to see what you were shooting. Oil in the gun would dissipate pretty quickly and gun type or brand will have zero to do with this.
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