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How Do Airsoft Tracers Work?


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#1 pronewbie2

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:35 PM

1)I've heard this lots of times but I still don't know what the f......
Anyway you got the point.


2)If anyone knows a-confused.gif post here.


3)Don't start on the n##b stuff.
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QUOTE(shortdog @ Aug 22 2006, 03:44 AM) View Post

If you wear a BDU, sneakers, and a paintball mask, Im going to assume you don't know what your doing.

QUOTE(Wesker @ Sep 26 2006, 12:56 AM) View Post

They still had different jobs back then and since the dawn of war. IE cavemen with clubs and the sniper cavemen with rocks.

#2 Guest_callme.nasty_*

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:45 PM

QUOTE (pronewbie2 @ Jun 25 2006, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1)I've heard this lots of times but I still don't know what the f......
Anyway you got the point.
2)If anyone knows a-confused.gif post here.
3)Don't start on the n##b stuff.


well I've never used it or seen it, but fairly sure how it works. you have to use mauri tracer bb's, which are glow in the dark, and the tracer system pulses a light on and off that will make the bb's glow.
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#3 magnumcalib

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:46 PM

Put bluntly, there are 2 types, one in which there is a light in the magazine, and one in which connects to the barrel undercover as a supressor. the bb passes through the light, and the bb is a glow in the dark of sorts bb, plan and simple...
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#4 WeeGee

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:48 PM

There are essentially two types of tracers.

The simplest is white bb's. Since they stand out against a darker background you can see their path. In winter black bb's have the same effect.

The other type of tracer and the only one useable at night is to use glow in the dark ammo with a mag that has an internal light source of a Tokyo Marui tracer unit. The tracer unit fits over the muzzle like a suppressor and flashes a strobe every time a bb passes through to light it up.

Remember- tracers work both ways.
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#5 pronewbie2

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:49 PM

Couldn't everyone just put the bbs in asource of light before loading the mag?

Anyway
thanks now I got it.
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QUOTE(shortdog @ Aug 22 2006, 03:44 AM) View Post

If you wear a BDU, sneakers, and a paintball mask, Im going to assume you don't know what your doing.

QUOTE(Wesker @ Sep 26 2006, 12:56 AM) View Post

They still had different jobs back then and since the dawn of war. IE cavemen with clubs and the sniper cavemen with rocks.

#6 Guest_callme.nasty_*

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (pronewbie2 @ Jun 25 2006, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Couldn't everyone just put the bbs in asource of light before loading the mag?

Anyway
thanks now I got it.


that would somewhat work, if you have a heat lamp in the middle of the woods...
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#7

Posted 25 June 2006 - 02:00 PM

But then you would have to use them all up in about 1 min.
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#8 pronewbie2

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (people_killing_machine @ Jun 25 2006, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But then you would have to use them all up in about 1 min.


yeah I thought of that too.
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But you can use glow in the dark bbs in other weapons like springers, right???
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QUOTE(shortdog @ Aug 22 2006, 03:44 AM) View Post

If you wear a BDU, sneakers, and a paintball mask, Im going to assume you don't know what your doing.

QUOTE(Wesker @ Sep 26 2006, 12:56 AM) View Post

They still had different jobs back then and since the dawn of war. IE cavemen with clubs and the sniper cavemen with rocks.

#9

Posted 25 June 2006 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (pronewbie2 @ Jun 25 2006, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yeah I thought of that too.
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But you can use glow in the dark bbs in other weapons like springers, right???


bbs are bbs you can use any bb in any gun. (except .12 in TMs)
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#10 capone12

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:39 PM

What I did for night games with my stinger R34, was take the lead weight out of the mag and replace it with a LED light and some watch batteries and then I used glow in the dark bbs. The LED light recharged hte bb's so they glowed while in the mag and they glowed when shot. Just make sure you wrap something around the mag so the light doesn't give away your postition and you should be good.
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#11 invisible sniper

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 05:17 PM

Here is a tracer in action in case you havnt seen it.
http://www.youtube.c.....irsoft tracer
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#12 pronewbie2

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 05:54 PM

Are tracers available for all weapons or just Tokyo Marui?

It would be really cool, cause real firearms that are shot during the night give bright coloured projectiles out, like the video:

http://www.youtube.c.....irsoft tracer


Thanks for all your help guys.
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QUOTE(shortdog @ Aug 22 2006, 03:44 AM) View Post

If you wear a BDU, sneakers, and a paintball mask, Im going to assume you don't know what your doing.

QUOTE(Wesker @ Sep 26 2006, 12:56 AM) View Post

They still had different jobs back then and since the dawn of war. IE cavemen with clubs and the sniper cavemen with rocks.

#13 magnumcalib

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:47 PM

The guy above you just posted that, but yeah, there is a suppressor that can fit pretty much anygun, just look around for it, it is about 60 dollars...
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#14 pronewbie2

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (CruelShadows5252 @ Jun 26 2006, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What I like to do is just get the glow in the dark ones, and put every other, or every third one a glow in the dark.


I don't get it. What do you mean?
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QUOTE(shortdog @ Aug 22 2006, 03:44 AM) View Post

If you wear a BDU, sneakers, and a paintball mask, Im going to assume you don't know what your doing.

QUOTE(Wesker @ Sep 26 2006, 12:56 AM) View Post

They still had different jobs back then and since the dawn of war. IE cavemen with clubs and the sniper cavemen with rocks.

#15 u238

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 06:38 PM

He means mixing tracer rounds with normal ones in the magazine.
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