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Posted: 7/21/2008 8:37:21 AM EDT
I now have AR's in 3 calibers. The .223/5.56 mags are all the same, as are the .458 Socom mags with about 25 mags for those rifles. The different animal is the 6.8SPC that I recently finished. I now have 7 mags for this rifle, and while three of them are pretty distinctive (PRI waffle mags), the other 4 are not.

Is there any way that you folks out there mark your mags to easily tell which mag is which without inspecting it closely? Something permanent, or at least able to hold up for a year or so would be good.

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:03:44 AM EDT
I put magpuls on my 6.8's and only use windowed p-mags for my .458's. All the non-magpulled/ windowed p-mags are 5.56.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:04:59 AM EDT
I have seen mags with a strip of colored tape around the bottom edge. I think that or paint marker would hold up just fine.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:21:11 AM EDT
Duct tape a live round in the appropriate caliber to each side of the mag. Very stylish and a great conversation starter at the range.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:32:09 AM EDT
A small stencil set and s'paint works for me. I suppose a baked on finish would last longer, but I have not needed to get that extreme yet.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:54:17 AM EDT
There in an easy way... a colored line on the floor plate makes it easy to detirmine caliber and bullet weight. different color for different stuff.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:54:44 AM EDT
Sharpie permanent markers are cheap and easy to find.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:57:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 10:58:01 AM EDT by 2whiskeyP]
you could spray paint the mag fuchsia
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:43:42 PM EDT
Sharpie
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:45:38 PM EDT
As others have said -- color coding.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:14:02 PM EDT
hmmm...all this talk of seperating mags makes me want to build something in a different caliber...
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