Bullet tip colors

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  1. Green

    Green New Member

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    Would anyone know of a good source for id-ing bullet tip clors? There seems to be a lot of different opinions on them.(the colors) Thanks. :confused:
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    The only ones I know for sure are the new .17 bullets. Hornady makes all of the bullets and lets other ammunition companies load them and each company has a different color tip. Hornady = red, eley = blue, Remington=green and I think I've seen some black ones too.
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    Are you asking about military bullet tip color codes, e.g. silver paint .30-'06 armor piercing incendiary, green tip frangible etc?
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    Yes.
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    Here are the world small arms marking and head stamp identification paper. It is pretty big and covers old, new and obsolete ammunition by each country. A bit long and this is a 10 meg file. You will need Adobe PDF reader to open this file.

    http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/smcal_vol1.pdf

    The above file identifies up to 50 caliber small arms ammo (10M file)

    The file below identifies 20mm to 40mm small arms ammo (3M file)

    http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/smcal_vol2.pdf

    Colors vary by country of manufacture. Identify the country by the headstamp and then look up the country's color code in these two files. Headstamps are identified in volume 1.

    Enjoy.
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    Thanks for the replies. I will check out those sites. Ross95966, I didn't even know those tip colors. Thanks.
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    Ahhh..... I have a slow computer. Those take an hr. or so. Got a better way? I don't want to seem like a pain.
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    Those two documents are linked from this page:
    http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/
    Scroll down almost to the bottom and you will see the links to the Small Caliber Ammunition Guide, Volume 1 and Volume 2. The top part of the page tells how to request a hard copy of the information.
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    Thanks Southernmoss. But I get the same long download with those sites too. I have a 56k not a DSL.
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    Do you know anyone with DSL who can download these for you and burn them into a CD? That's the only way I know of. Sorry.
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    I wasn't suggesting you try to download them. I was suggesting that you write to the Freedom of Information address given on the page to which I directed you and request a hard (paper) copy.
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    My daughter has DSL. I'll give that a shot and I'll try writing them Southern. Thankya's!
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    I have a box of of trophy grade noslers that have a yellow polymer tip www.graf.com has colored tipped lead .
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    I once bought a batch of 7.62 military surplus, apparently they were intended for machine gun use because most were on steel link belts. Every ten or so rounds, one had a red tipped bullets. I was told that those when fired would glow in the dark and so guide the shooter. Is it true?
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