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Posted: 11/27/2014 10:23:19 PM EDT
I know this is a terrible problem to have... How do you mark your different caliber AR15's to make them easily distinguishable in the safe? I'm specifically looking for the 300 AAC Blackout.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:27:07 PM EDT
Label maker. Black labels, white letters, one on each side of the upper. Same with Mags.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:33:03 PM EDT
I was wondering if the industry has identified or set a color marking for the 300, similar to how the British would mark their different cal Enfields in WWII, to distinguish between the 30-06 and the .303?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:53:24 PM EDT
My 300BLK is my SBR, so I can tell it from my other ARs pretty easily. I also use different style mags for the 300BLK to help keep things straight. 5.56 in PMAGs, 300BLK in Troy Battlemags.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:00:32 PM EDT
I can just tell. I don't have any 5.56 guns with 8" barrels
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:21:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:22:53 PM EDT by fuatos]
Found this... Some pretty good ideas.

Youtube video
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:49:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:54:32 PM EDT by ROADFLARE]
I had mine ingraved

300 aac
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:01:01 AM EDT
Different color stock and grip. Wrap a piece of colored tape around stock or receiver extension or carry handle, or optic. Or a paint pen. Rail cover in a color.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:05:46 AM EDT
All of my ARs have different color furniture, so it's easy to tell what is what. I also only use Lancer mags for 300 blk and PMAGs for 5.56.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:27:39 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Unicorn:
Different color stock and grip. Wrap a piece of colored tape around stock or receiver extension or carry handle, or optic. Or a paint pen. Rail cover in a color.
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This. I use green electrical tape and wrap the bottom of my 300 Blackout mags. Only 300 Blackout rounds go into those mags. If there's a chance of swapping mags or rounds, like when I take someone to the range, green electical tape gets temporarily wrapped around the magwell. If green/green, it's GTG.

I also watch 'em like a hawk and before shooting 300 Blackout the 5.56 gear is removed from the bench and put into cases.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:38:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:56:29 AM EDT
Dust cover and mags

Link Posted: 11/28/2014 2:11:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stoop:
Dust cover and mags

https://www.dropbox.com/s/posehj0y66pf0xc/300blk_1200.jpg?dl=0
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This. You can find laser engraved dust covers all day on Amazon.i use the ones that are engraved on both sides so I can at a glance tell whether it's open or closed.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 5:29:42 AM EDT
I use a colored furinture system and a 300 blk marked dust cover.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 1:36:04 PM EDT
Some guys go to wristband.com and buy black wristbands with 300 blk on them and put them on their mags.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 1:36:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Unicorn:
Different color stock and grip. Wrap a piece of colored tape around stock or receiver extension or carry handle, or optic. Or a paint pen. Rail cover in a color.
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This, different color Magpul stock, grip, and forearms with a blue wide body rubber band around the handguards... Every other caliber is all black so it's easy to discern between them even in low light. For mags, Magpul for 5.56, and GI style mags for .300 BO...
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 2:07:34 PM EDT
Tactical Machine has lowers in several calibers rather than just Multi or 223/5.56. Have a 300blk from them set aside for a future build.

I have also went the route of an engraved dust cover on a build I did that was chambered in .223rem. but the barrel was unmarked. I did not want to take the chance that I croak and it end up in the hands of someone pumping 5.56 out of it. It is a 24" bull barrel so it is pretty hard for me to mix up with the rest.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 3:13:43 PM EDT
Put a label on the stock
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 3:19:30 PM EDT
My only (current) alternate calibers are .22LR and 9mm. I put white zipties on them (one on hand guard, and one on stock). The .22 has a thin, white zip tie, the 9mm has a thick white zip tie.

I plan to build a 300 blackout and will Ceracote it to make it distinctive.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 3:25:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jblomenberg16:
My 300BLK is my SBR, so I can tell it from my other ARs pretty easily. I also use different style mags for the 300BLK to help keep things straight. 5.56 in PMAGs, 300BLK in Troy Battlemags.
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+1 this exactly, great minds lol.


Link Posted: 11/28/2014 3:35:37 PM EDT
Spray paint

Hot pink sparkle for 300blk
Black for 556
Field drab for 5.45
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 5:42:21 PM EDT
I like and use the engraved ejection port cover, both sides, for the uppers, and I use black magpuls for the 300BO, FDE, translucent or ODG for everything else, but I had not thought of the colored electrical tape or rubber band idea for the mags, so thanks for the ideas.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 9:22:57 PM EDT
For my rifles/uppers that aren't in 5.56mm, I use different color furniture. Except that some have rails, so in some cases it's rail covers. Except that my 300 Blackout "rifle" is a short upper, and has a lo-pro gas block under a free float rail and is the only 8" upper I have.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 10:14:44 PM EDT
Ejection port cover and different color of gun.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 10:21:21 PM EDT
I just pay attention to what I am doing.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 11:42:25 PM EDT
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I just pay attention to what I am doing.
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You can't always guarantee that for the other shooters who might be using your AR.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:26:05 AM EDT
Dust cover.



And it has FDE furniture. The rest of my ARs are black except for one that is multicam and one daughter's pink rifle and another daughter's that is muddy girl camo.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:55:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 2:59:24 AM EDT by fuatos]
Some very good ideas presented. I'm still mulling over the options.

I picked up one of these lowers from a local dealer (Long Dog Tactical), which will give me some additional options. The lower isn't perfect, but there are things I like about it...




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Originally Posted By ajacobs:
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I'm not sure of your background, but I've spent many years in an industry that isn't very forgiving of mistakes. Training, redundancy and application of effective methods help ensure effective outcomes. Job set up, technology and safeguards also mitigate disastrous mistakes. Mistakes happen all the time. Fatigue sets in, inadvertent shortcuts are taken and sometimes murphy's law, just happens. I've learned, though sad experience, that I want to control the variables I'm able to, whenever possible. To each is own.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 3:43:37 AM EDT
All of my AR's have laser engraved dust covers. There was a time I had AR's in five different calibers. In the event something we're to happen to me, I wanted to sure someone knew that they had in their hands.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:01:34 AM EDT
Dust cover, also only use OD straight pmags for 300 BLK
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:07:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ajacobs:
I just pay attention to what I am doing.
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For some reason this brought me back to the show from the 80's called Sledgehammer. He would always say "Trust me I know what I am doing" then everything went south.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:33:08 AM EDT
Main for me is mags. Polymer mags have .300, metal mags are other calibers. I also have SOB combat bands on my .300 rifles.
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