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Old 07-29-2012, 6:38 PM
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Default FDE People......

Did you go with FDE for practical reasons (live in the desert, etc), or for cosmetic?

I admit I went with the FDE scheme for cosmetic/personal preference reasons.

Anyone else go with FDE for the same reasons -


And are now wishing they went all black like normal?
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Old 07-29-2012, 6:40 PM
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Where I live and shoot... its nice and brown.
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Old 07-29-2012, 6:52 PM
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Cosmetics.
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Old 07-29-2012, 6:54 PM
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I did it because I won a LMT SOPMOD in tan. I had to have some stuff that matches it.

I also have a bunch of stuff in black so I'm not missing anything.
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I went FDE/Tan on my SGL for the look, I left my AR all black and it feels like it's missing something, I may end up either having it camo dipped or just go FDE furniture but either will be a ways down the road.
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FDE or Coyote Brown for my gear, packs, and rifle cases. Lots of dirt here in SoCal, Arizona, and Nevada. Doesn't show up as badly as on black gear.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:01 PM
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I got tired of following everyone down the black rifle road, so I followed everyone else down the FDE road.
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FDE makes you look tougher.
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Shows dirt and dust less than black, and also stays cooler in the sun. Sometimes shooting in the desert, the black colored stocks will get hot to the point that it's really uncomfortable trying to get a cheek weld.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:12 PM
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Cause I already have Black and OD. That is all...
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Both.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:17 PM
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Cosmetic, but the camo spray I did actually does blend very well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:26 AM
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I got tired of following everyone down the black rifle road, so I followed everyone else down the FDE road.
+1 ^^^^....."follow the fde brick road"
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FDE makes you look tougher.

ANd it makes the rifle a little Bit less Evil to the eyes of SHeeples.
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Because it looks cool.

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Old 07-30-2012, 3:05 AM
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All of the above.
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cosmetic also. i have all EBR, felt like I needed something new and i didn't want to go pink
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Purely Cosmetics. I figured since I was building an AR I would make it look pretty.

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For looks... Next one's gonna be OD (I think I have BRD)


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I did it because all I had was green and black and wanted something different and works great out in the desert and grass areas.
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I wanted it to match my favorite outfit.
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FDE actually blends in as well as any green variant does here in the east - particularly in bright sunshine.



That said, I wanted to try cerakoting a rifle, and FDE made more sense than any other color. Besides, I already have 4 others in black.
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Have to admit, mostly cosmetic. But fact it blends in well with more areas than black makes it even better :-)
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^^^+1

FDE really goes well with my shoes and Louis Vuitton hand bag.

Seriously though, when you got enough black rifles, its good to have a few that are a little different.



Like having different colored pets.
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i just like the way it look
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Sorry guys, black is obviously more accurate...
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I went with FDE because everyone was doing it
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i went fde cuz i wanted a little bit more color.

cosmetics + 2-tone was the reason.
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I don't have anything that is FDE, but I really like when it's used to accent a few choice items. Gives a nice contrast to the black.
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i went FDE for the same reason as a lot of other people, for cosmetics, and i'm really happy with the 2 tone
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My next build will be FDE. Purely cosmetic
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It matches my territory well and for cosmetics. No two tone though.
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U know what they say! "ONCE U GO BLACK!......................time to switch to FDE"
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U know what they say! "ONCE U GO BLACK!......................time to switch to FDE"
Lol. Cosmetic.
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I like FDE because when I pose for pictures with my FDE guns it makes me look more like an operator.
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Foliage Green>FDE
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