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Posted: 4/15/2006 6:25:42 PM EDT
ok AR15.com....I came across this ammo digging through my dad's safe

Loose orange tip ammo, with brass reading various manufactures such as IMI, LC, and WRA. This leads me to believe these are reloads, but what does the orange tip mean??

The second batch I found is in sealed 10 round clear bags, stamped LC (lake city?) 90 (yr. of manufacture?) and the NATO stamp. This ammo is light blue tipped.

Sooo what do I have here??
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:35:31 PM EDT
The orange projectile is from Pulled Down M62 Tracer ammo.  It is reloaded, as military ammo needs to be "demilled" before distibution to the general populus.  Is the blue tip 7.62 as well?  I am not familiar with it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:35:39 PM EDT
Awww comon, anyone??
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:36:24 PM EDT
thanks GabRanch. yes the blue tip is 7.62
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:37:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 6:38:52 PM EDT by Sukebe]
Blue tip is API isn't it? I only say this because IIRC, blue tip .50 BMG is API. But, I'm not aware that US arsenals made API 7.62mm NATO.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:40:31 PM EDT
what is API? armor piercing incendiary?
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:45:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ROTCatCU:
what is API? armor piercing incendiary?



Yes.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:47:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 6:47:57 PM EDT by ROTCatCU]
API huh? well i suppose i wont be needing to set something on fire that is behind armor plate anytime soon! but you never know i guess!!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:51:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 6:57:22 PM EDT
great thanks everyone for the replies...quick question, how can you tell if its blue tipped if its covered in aluminum??
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:11:13 PM EDT
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