I’m am an experienced “mature” reloader and shooter, having been reloading for 55+ years. Back when I was competing regularly (1970-90s), I met an older gentleman that dyed/stained/colored his brass to distinguish it from all the other shooters on the firing line. I recall he used two colors for different calibers/loads - but no longer remember what colors they were.
I load and shoot multiple “wildcats” based on 5.56x45 NATO parent cases: .20 Viper, .22 Javelina, 6mm Mongoose, .257 Ocelot, .277 Wolverine, 6.8 Badger, and 7.62x40. Having a safe (do at home, no industrial chemical labs) easy way to permanently dye/color the brass would be extremely helpful… as well as increase shooter safety.
Are any of you aware of a safe, home hobbyist method to color my brass (safe for ME and the brass)? Many thanks!! R.J.