06-29-2012, 05:55 PM
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Well your seeing the sparks which is all it takes to start a fire, but if you have ever tried to start a fire with flint and steel you'll know that it isn't that easy to do. You do need some good tinder, even dry grass can be hard to get going unless it is finer. But it is definantly possible. A gentleman that I worked for fixing fences on horseback years ago did tell me to watch where I rode and try to avoid the dry grass. I never started a fire but being as it was his property and he was paying me I also did what he said.
As for starting a fire from shooting yes I have done that one a few times. And shooting around dusk can help you to see it better as well. I think some of the problem is not necessarily the bullet lighting up but what you are hitting. And if your shooting tracer ammo you can really start some fires up. :) But never have I started a fire that I didn't put out and haven't shot a gun for a few years now so none of the ones this year were from me.