Thread: shooting closure
There is a shooting ban in arapahoe and rosevelt national forests. Due to fire danger.
Last edited by nkunnen; 06-27-2012 at 07:24 AM.
Its the steel core russian cheap ammo. I think thats the only one that will spark. Unless some idiot tries shooting tracers, which are illegal in the national forest anyways. Oh well...
We have plenty of flint in Colorado. Hit a piece with a steel bullet, and you can spark another wildfire.
I haven't studied the matter of how far hot sparks might travel from a handgun, but the tinderbox conditions we see in Colorado do tend to cause folks to exercise a whole new degree of caution.
Throw into the mix that some yahoos were shooting at propane tanks a few days ago up in the high country (out by Lake George) and firearms may have led to a fire down in the extreme southwest of our state, and it isn't unreasonable to ask folks to refrain from shooting under the present circumstances. Just as it is not unreasonable to ask that fireworks not be used while such conditions persist.
An ounce of prevention can be worth 180 homes! (sic)
I'm sure that when conditions improve, restrictions will be lifted.
Patience, my friend. This too will pass.
I'm actually not shooting out at my little range currrently I'm BIG worried about fires at the moment.
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Heard the same thing from Rangers this weekend while doing some shooting in National Forest over by Empire. Seems Ill have to be going to the range for practice. Which is fine if officials think that placing a ban will give the forest more protection from wild fires.
I'm not shooting at my range right now either. It's just tinderbox conditions statewide. Not even riding my dirt bike even though it has a spark arrester and not doing any four-wheeling due to the hot exhaust touching the grass/brush and potentially starting a fire. We still plan to do some camping, just not going to have a campfire or use the cook stove. It will be sandwiches and things we can eat without cooking and we can always go eat at a resturant too. Conditions are just awful right now. I sure hope we get some wet weather soon! That monsoon last summer was awesome! Stay safe everyone!