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Old 03-01-2010, 12:22 AM   #21
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what would green tipped be?
green tip is normally armour piercing in exp.
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so that would mean that the tracers i have...are armour piercing rounds???

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i would like to shoot tracers every once in a while just cause i think there pretty cool but i live in california and from what im told there illegal here. that sucks!!!

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i would like to shoot tracers every once in a while just cause i think there pretty cool but i live in california and from what im told there illegal here. that sucks!!!
yeah not really illegal here...but there's really no place to shoot them that i know so it might as well be illegal here lol
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Green tipped 5.56 is 62 gr SS109 with steel penetrator.
Not sure about 7.62x54 russian
Did find this on google though Arabic Countries

Color coding for 7.62x54R follows the Soviet system as the Soviets were large munitions suppliers during the 50's through the 70's. Ball cartridges have no tip color but packaging uses a unique Blue strip. Brass casings are used. The Egyptians produced a blank cartridge with a hollow plastic bullet. Several colors of the plastic bullet are found, silver, black and red.

Tracer - Green Tip, Orange and Green stripe on boxes.
Ball - No Tip Color, Blue or Beige stripe (generally) on packaging.
Armor-Piercing Incendiary - Black over Red Tip, with the same colors on boxes.
Armor-Piercing Incendiary Tracer - Purple over Red Tip, with the same colors on boxes.

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Even though "green tip" (M855 / SS109) contains a small steel penetrator it is NOT classified as "armor piercing". Rather it is an "improved" penetration round.

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Green tip is also NOT tracer.

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Tracer ammunition (tracers) are special bullets that are modified to accept a small pyrotechnic charge in their base. Ignited upon firing, the composition burns very brightly, making the projectile visible to the naked eye. This enables the shooter to follow the bullet trajectory relative to the target in order to make corrections to his or her aim.

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I always thought black tip was armor piercing.. Atleast in .50 BMG rounds...?

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ok so just to be clear...the green tipped ammo i have is NOT tracer...but it is armour piercing?....because i'm pretty sure i've seen atleast 3 or 4 outta the 10ish i've fired off light up lol but it could just be me seein things lol

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Your ammo (7.62x54R) if green tipped IS most likely tracer rounds if Russian in origin. Russia

Green tipped U.S. ammunition is not.

Clear as mud, right?
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