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Old 09-20-2017, 6:55 PM
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Question The Remington follower: why orange?

Well, why not GREEN considering this is a gun from the Big Green Giant of Ilion, NY?

I suppose to easily detect that the magazine tube is empty for safety's sake even in low-light conditions. This is my theory? Is it correct?

Mossy followers are or were dark in color but you could still tell the tube was empty if you did not see the bright brass flash of shell bases through the loading gate.
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Visibility. Not all 12ga ammo has shiny brass. Something tactile also helps, that you can feel and that feels different from a shell when you put your thumb on it.

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...I suppose to easily detect that the magazine tube is empty for safety's sake even in low-light conditions. This is my theory? Is it correct?...
Yes. Very good grasshopper.
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Visibility. Not all 12ga ammo has shiny brass. Something tactile also helps, that you can feel and that feels different from a shell when you put your thumb on it.

I like the brass bases on shells so I don't try to load them backwards!
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I like the orange color of the magazine follower of my Remington, just don't like that it seems to be made of a really cheap plastic. That said, there are plenty of aftermarket replacement for upgrading.
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Green is dark and when dirty gets darker.
I run a vang comp follower, which I painted red, since it was colorless.
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The factory follower in my 870 is gray.
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