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Fire Restrictions

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Post by lone_wolf » May 24th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Any word on fire restrictions for shooting in the Desert? I know it normally happens around this time every year.



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Post by Rock Hardson » May 24th, 2019, 2:42 pm

No fire restrictions state wide

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Post by Bluewave » May 25th, 2019, 8:21 am

Heard yesterday from fireman in Tucson, maybe within 2 weeks, I was up on Mt.Lemmon, last weekend rain was good, but the heat coming 🤔

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Post by JaiYa » May 25th, 2019, 8:52 am

On some BLM land, at least in my experience, you could shoot in the summer and no restrictions. But, is shooting *really* going to start a fire?🤔 I think the chances are almost non existent.

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Post by Bluewave » May 25th, 2019, 9:25 am

Yea, I never had even a close call on fire from shooting, maybe 🤔🤔🤔

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Post by 338lapua » May 25th, 2019, 10:38 am

JaiYa wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
On some BLM land, at least in my experience, you could shoot in the summer and no restrictions. But, is shooting *really* going to start a fire?🤔 I think the chances are almost non existent.
Steel core ammo is starting fires in dry seasons so save it for UN troops.

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Post by Flash » May 25th, 2019, 10:54 am

JaiYa wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
On some BLM land, at least in my experience, you could shoot in the summer and no restrictions. But, is shooting *really* going to start a fire?🤔 I think the chances are almost non existent.
I once saw a round start a fire in the expansion joint of the floor in an indoor shooting range. Pretty impressive blaze for a while.

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Post by Harrier » May 25th, 2019, 2:02 pm

at a group shoot back east in 2001 there was a hillside fire we had to put out but then there were several full autos blasting tracers too...
lead & copper really doesn't spark much.
That's my opinion... and I'm stick'in to it...
but.. I might change my mind.

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Post by omegaman » May 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm

Only time I have ever seen it was with tracers. Heard that steel jacket could start one shot 1000's never had it happen.

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Post by DrEarlCordova » May 25th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Bluewave wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:21 am
Heard yesterday from fireman in Tucson, maybe within 2 weeks.....
That sounds about right.
There sure has been a lot of fire crews driving around Tonto National Forest the last 2 or 3 weeks.

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Post by azrik » May 26th, 2019, 2:43 pm

JaiYa wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 8:52 am
On some BLM land, at least in my experience, you could shoot in the summer and no restrictions. But, is shooting *really* going to start a fire?🤔 I think the chances are almost non existent.
But there's always some nitwit out there that will decide to shoot "Firedragon" shotgun loads like what happened the last fire a Sycamore Creek...

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Re: Fire Restrictions

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Post by 338lapua » June 3rd, 2019, 11:51 am

omegaman wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Only time I have ever seen it was with tracers. Heard that steel jacket could start one shot 1000's never had it happen.
I have personally witnessed 855 ball start a fire. Never would have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. That was a few years ago on Table Mesa, guys shooting next to me were shooting it and they started a fire. It was dry early that year and they shut it down a couple days later. Hit rocks with AP ammo and sparks can and do fly, if it's dry it can start a fire.

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Re: Fire Restrictions

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Post by azman » June 5th, 2019, 8:33 pm

On one pre-monsoon, heat of the summer day several years ago I went to a dry cattletank that I had shot at for years to try out a new to me Big 5 special M48 Mauser. Using some Turkish milsurp (which I believe had a mild steel core), I saw a spark that suddenly/somehow had a small bush going that was about 2 feet from my paper target.... I ran over and stomped it out, and left with a new understanding as to how it CAN happen.

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Post by 792mauser » June 11th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Seen it with tracers, 303 Brit, .30-06 and 8mm Mauser.
All it needs is a spark and dry kindling.
And then you are dragging the shovels out of the back of the pickup and spending a couple of hours stomping out fires cuz your friend won't listen and was shooting at some rocks to see his ammo spark.

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Re: Fire Restrictions

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Post by mdin14 » June 17th, 2019, 8:14 am

Yeah saw a small brush fire @ Rio Salado main range a few summers back just past the 300 yd gong.
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