target shooting causes utah fire

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  1. stumpjumper

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    watching fox news and they're saying the utah wildfire was caused by someone target shooting and the round hit a rock, caused a spark, and started the wildfire. 10th blaze attributed to target shooting this year. I like fox but, wtf? far as I know, lead doesn't spark. or am I ignorant again?
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    It could happen, but hard to prove that was the reason IMO.
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    10 times in 6 months? Couldn't be people not putting out campfires properly, must be those evil guns.
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    how does copper spark?


    only way a fire starts with bullets is if they are tracers.
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  5. jlloyd73

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    We had a big shoot here by my house last Saturday.....I had to make sure nobody used tracers...LOL. Now that was a fire hazard.

    I bet my brother and I shot about 300 of my 45 reloads. I finally got to open up my AR10 too............that's a mean beast, but it paled in comparison to the 338 Lapua my buddy brought.
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    arent some of the commie 762-39 steel casings?
    ive seen them spark on deflectors.
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    IDK, don't use commie calibers....LOL
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    To all of that have overlooked the most obviuos reason, take a que from the current administration....................................it's George Bush's fault.


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    i'll bet it was 762-39 ak ammo.
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    tracers maybe is the only thing I can think of. Could of started form target shooters. Putting a lit cigarette on the ground.
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    Your Mosin surplus is steel cored, I've had it spark before hitting a rock, but it'd have to be just right to actually start a fire. I call BS on the so-called statistics, I read about all the fires and have yet to see one that a RESPONSIBLE news media attributes to target shooting. Now target SHOOTERS is another thing, campers have a long history of lighting campfires when the conditions are ripe for wildfires and either leaving them unattended or the like. I don't believe much of what the news says anyways, they always put a spin on it to try and drive up ratings.
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    I don't buy it myself. I heard this on the news. Sounds like anti gun propaganda.
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