Tracers have a small amount of phosphorous or magnesium (or similar) at the base of the bullet which is ignited when the round is fired.How do you get tracers to work? Do they work in normal guns? What is it that makes the tracer light up?
Can't you reasonably assume commercial/military tracer rounds have the appropriate powder to set the puppy ablaze?There are some caveats to this. Some newer powders burn too cool to reliably ignite the tracers. They generally require a hotter powder. Most of the commercially available canister powders will get the job done.