7.62x51 Purple Tip

Cleaning out some cigar boxes of misc ammo.

7.62 x 51 NATO

LC 91

Purple tip color




Complete SWAG from me, but wasn’t there some special IR or NVG only visible tracers put out? Maybe one of those?

Please proceed to spank me experts!

7.62mm M276 Infra-red Tracer.

The paint used for the purple tip is water-based and often fades to a pinkish color.

Dave S

Thanks guys.


How common are these? I dont have one in my collection, in fact I dont think Ive seen one :(
Anybody with any spares please let me know

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