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Does anyone else color code thair mags by ammo type for their AR?

I have 2 uppers for my ar .. 556 and 300acc to make double sure I keep ammo straight since both those calibers use a standard ar15 mag.. I have color coded my mags. (98% of my mags are the grey 30rnd milsurp with green follower anyway )

( i do have a black poly magpull 30, plus a keltec black poly 5, plus a generic steel 5 in black, and a generic steel in 20. I'b moves those oddballs over to my keltec su16 range bag, and have left only the milsurp for my AR to further help keep stuff straight.

for the 556, I have 2 types of mags... black and green. the green are loaded with greentips. the black.. 'generic' 556.

for the 300acc, i have dark tan mags.

the green mags ONLY get green tips in 556, the black mags ONLY get 556, and the tan mags ONLY get 300acc. thus when i grab a mag, I know what i'm grabbing.

the 300acc upepr and it's mags live in it's own range bag to further keep stuff segregated.

just wondering if anybody else did this for their multi caliber platform AR setup?

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good idea, especially for having the different calibers. I would have just done a subtle stripe in the indented lines though, or maybe colored electrical tape.
 

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woah! that green and red is hideous!

but I would do tape myself, but only have 5.56 right now for uppers so i guess I don't count.

I do keep separate ammo bags for everything though to keep all ammo calibers/types separated as needed. Good idea though, it certainly is helpful for quick reference. Might come in handy!
 

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I use colored duct tape. I just put a band of which ever type round across the bottom of the mag. For example......red for mags with tracers.
 

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Lemme guess...you use green tips when you're "Deere" hunting? Camo perhaps? :D

Good idea...but I would probably color-code with a small stripe instead of the whole mag. I don't have the multi-caliber problem though.
 

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I don't load all of my mags since I have a "few".

I can tell what ammo is loaded in the loaded ones by looking at the ammo.

John Deere called...they want their green mag back.
 

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I use colored duct tape. I just put a band of which ever type round across the bottom of the mag. For example......red for mags with tracers.
No tape = standard FMJ, or FMJHP, red tape = tracers, green tape = armor piercing. You have to keep em straight, or you shoot up ammo that is hard/expensive to replace.
 

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I don't load all of my mags since I have a "few".

I can tell what ammo is loaded in the loaded ones by looking at the ammo.

John Deere called...they want their green mag back.
very observant.

That -IS- JD green.

( I restore antique tractors from the 30's thru the late 70's, and that was a quick batch of jd green I mixed up in a touch up gun.

:)

I had some with tape onthem.. and it gets sticky and gummy. i live in florida.. temps on our ranges can exceede 100' I've had tape peeloff leaving the awfull gooey residue.

some of my milsurps came with ? electrical tape on them. I had to use goo-gone to clean them up.

a few surplus mags for other guns ( non ar ) also came taped ( double mags? ) and was equally nasty when old.

when new.. I'm guessing it's fine.

anyway.. just curious.
 
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