Sheriff: 'Booms' in Tift County likely explosive targets

(Source: ATF)
(Source: ATF)

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - The Tift County Sheriff says he believes the "booms" heard over the weekend were likely from explosions caused by binary exploding firearm targets.

WALB received several reports from viewers talking about "booms" in the areas of Tifton, Sycamore, Enigma, Brookfield, and near the Tift-Turner-Worth County line.

The Sheriff says these exploding targets are available at many retailers that sell firearms.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, binary explosives are pre-packaged products consisting of two separate components, usually an oxidizer like ammonium nitrate and a fuel such as aluminum or another metal.

Not everyone is allowed to use binary explosives, and ATF officials have listed those who cannot HERE.

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