A previous thread by AKMS made me remember a question I’ve been meaning to ask for some time. A couple of years ago I saw a 7.62 x 51 round with a green over white tip and an LC 92 headstamp which was identified as an XM276 dim tracer. I may be off by a year or so on the headstamp, but it was definitely from the early 90s.
I’m curious if anyone knows why this color code was used in the early 90s. My understanding is that this color code was used on XM276 rounds in the late 60s, but it was a marking error and it should have had a green over pink tip. Did they perhaps reload leftover mismarked projectiles in current cases?
Thanks in advance for any information!