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Tracer compositions I

CAUTION: Compositions containing peroxides are sensitive to initiation. Beginners are advised to avoid such compositions.
 
U.S. Patent 3,951,705  Ellern  Ellern  Izzo  Izzo  Izod and Eather  Izod and Eather
color Blue Green  Green Green  Red  Red  Red 
Potassium perchlorate  7.7 25
Barium nitrate 38.5 16 28
Strontium nitrate 42.8 45
Strontium peroxide 10
Barium peroxide 72.5
Magnesium powder 15.4 48 41 15 20 38 35
Copper powder 2
Asphaltum 3
Sulfur 7.7
Magnesium carbonate 4.8 5
Barium oxalate 16 5
Cupric chloride 15.4
Strontium oxide 40
Strontium oxalate 40
Hexachlorobenzene 15.3 6
Parlon 4.8
Shellac 7.5 4.8
Beeswax 4.8
Polymerized linseed oil  10
Binder and fuel (unknown)  15
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Tracer compositions II

CAUTION: Compositions containing peroxides are sensitive to initiation. Beginners are advised to avoid such compositions.
 
Izod and Eather  Izod and Eather  Izod and Eather  Izod and Eather  U.S. Patent 2,899,291 Izod and Eather 
color  Red Red Red Red Red Red
Potassium perchlorate 38
Strontium nitrate 41 53 45 30.9 58
Strontium peroxide  5 5
Charcoal 0.9
Magnesium powder  35  48 30 31.8 25
Titanium, 8m 48
Strontium oxalate  38
Strontium tartrate 27.3
Hexachlorobenzene 4.6
Parlon 20 3
Talc +2.5 +2.5 +2.5
Polymerized linseed oil 12 12
Boiled linseed oil  4 4 4
Stearin 4.5
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Tracer compositions III

CAUTION: Compositions containing peroxides are sensitive to initiation. Beginners are advised to avoid such compositions.
 
Ellern  Ellern  U.S. M17 .50 caliber (12.7mm)  U.S. M25 .308 caliber (7.62mm)  U.S. M48 .50 caliber (12.7mm) U.S. M62 .308 caliber  (7.62mm)  U.S. M196 .223 caliber (5.56mm) 
color  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red 
Potassium perchlorate 29 20
Strontium nitrate 18 40 41.8 41.9 32.4 41.9 37.4
Strontium peroxide  5.9 20.3 8.6 19.8 21.1
Barium peroxide 12.9 23.5 1.1
Lead peroxide 1.1
Magnesium powder  46 28 23.7 22.6 23.9 23.1 26
Asphaltum 3
Strontium oxalate  8 1.1 1.6
Calcium resinate 4 1.9 2.3 2.8 2.3 1.8
Hexachlorobenzene  4
PVC 10.6 12.9 6.9 12.9 11.5
Zinc stearate 0.1 0.3
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Tracer compositions IV

CAUTION: Compositions containing peroxides are sensitive to initiation. Beginners are advised to avoid such compositions.
 
U.S. M220 20mm  U.S. M242 20mm  AMCP 706-284  McIntyre  PATR 2700  Ellern  PEP 12(1) 
color  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red 
Potassium perchlorate  20
Strontium nitrate 35.5 34.5 33.3 40 55 40.34
Strontium peroxide 29.7 22.1 65.6 26.7
Barium peroxide  3.4
Lead peroxide  3.4
Strontium oxalate  8
Magnesium powder  20.5 19.8 26.7 (50-100 mesh), 26.7 (powdered) 28 28 24.01
Magnalium, 200 mesh 21.8
Calcium resinate  3.3 4.3 6 6.7 (of type 1),  1.6 (of type 2) 4 19.45
PVC 11 12.6 17
Oxamide 6.7 12.6
Polyethylene 3.6
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Tracer compositions V
 
PEP 12(1)  TM1316  TM1316  TM1316  TM1316 Ellern  OP2793 
color  Red  Red  Red  Red  Red  White  White 
Strontium nitrate  44 38 44 44 44
Barium nitrate 60
Sodium nitrate  32.7
Magnesium powder  21 (as 100-200 mesh), 21 (as 200-325 mesh) 38 (24m atomized) 42 (24m atomized)  42 (24m atomized)  42 (24m atomized)  34 62
Vinyl acetate 
acrylic resin 
7 3
Polyethylene 3 (70m) 7 (70m) 9 (70m) 4 (70m)
Dechlorane 7 21 (50m) 7 (50m) 5 (50m) 7 (50m)
Cobalt naphthenate 0.1
Binder ** 5.3
Binder and fuel (unknown) 6
** - binder composed of 0.94% Lupersol DDM, 98.96% Laminac
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Tracer compositions VI
 
Ellern  Ellern  Ellern  Izzo 
color  Yellow  Yellow  Yellow  Yellow 
Potassium perchlorate  31
Strontium nitrate 40
Barium nitrate 41
Potassium nitrate 50
Magnesium powder 33 49 43
Sodium oxalate 17 15 12
Asphaltum 5
Realgar 30
Sulfur 2 20
Binder and fuel (unknown)  10 2
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Tracer composition ignition primes

CAUTION: Compositions containing peroxides are sensitive to initiation. Beginners are advised to avoid such compositions.
 
U.S. Patent 2,899,291  OP2793 
Potassium perchlorate  40
Barium peroxide, 200 mesh  78.4
Magnesium, 200 mesh 2.2
Antimony trisulfide, 200 mesh  18.4
Charcoal 18
Graphite, 325 mesh 1
Lead thiocyanate 32
Egyptian lacquer 10
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