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Old 11-14-2010, 6:41 PM
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Default Painting bullet tips

I tried to google it but I didnt have any luck. Has anyone tried to paint their bullet tips? I bought some pulled M855 bullets and 90% had the green paint removed. Now that the rounds are loaded up I would like them green tipped as well.

What kind of paint?
How did you do it?
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Old 11-14-2010, 7:24 PM
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Just for kicks, I once used a black sharpie to color the tips of some 30-06 I loaded for a buddy. I suppose you could get some paint of an appropriate color, and dip the tips.
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Old 11-14-2010, 7:26 PM
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No dumber than painting your zipper I suppose.
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I've heard of people soaking a sponge with paint and just pressing the bullet tip in to it. Never cared to try it myself so I can't verify it works.
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Green Sharpie?
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Screw the green, make them something more interesting, like earth tones (in case you want to sell them later).

I'm thinking I can get some .45 FMJ with the flat nose and paint little happy faces on them

Or peoples' names! Just random names, leave a few on the coffee table, you know, for a conversation piece
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Or peoples' names! Just random names, leave a few on the coffee table, you know, for a conversation piece

Hahaha..if I thought I could write in readable letters that small...
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put some paint in a small cup and dip?
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A while back there was a post of a guy who made a template that fit down over the top a 50 loaded 223s in a tray over on AR15.com. Then just spray painted them. Will see if I can find the article.
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Uh........................what's the advantage of painting bullet tips?
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load the 223 on a stripper clip, get a plastic box approx 2-3 in deep.(make sure its wide enough to fit the clip). put the clips projectile donw (DUH!) and poor paint until desired height. then just keep replacing the clip and paint as needed.

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Pig blood paint.
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I once drew happy faces on the tip of .45acp that I just loaded. I have pics but don't know where it is.
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I sprayed a bullet, I don't know if I would ever load it. Spray was thick, and adhesion appears to be poor. I'd hate to clean that out of my chamber.

I used a sharpie to mark the bullet weight on some cases so they didn't get mistaken for lighter-bullet cartridges. It was a new fancy sharpie with an advertised new ink formula. Wrote like a dream on the brass, and was a thin coating. I'd be looking at sharpies. I will definitely be using sharpie to mark out snap caps.
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I paint, "In-N-Out Urge" on my 45 bullets.
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I want to do the same thing. I want to color code my .223 rounds that I reload. When plinking with friend i would love to be able to quickly identify the standard rounds from the tracers, frangible etc. My concern is that with paint will it build up or gum up my barrel?
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I want to do the same thing. I want to color code my .223 rounds that I reload. When plinking with friend i would love to be able to quickly identify the standard rounds from the tracers, frangible etc. My concern is that with paint will it build up or gum up my barrel?
tracers?
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I want to do the same thing. I want to color code my .223 rounds that I reload. When plinking with friend i would love to be able to quickly identify the standard rounds from the tracers, frangible etc. My concern is that with paint will it build up or gum up my barrel?

um. . . . . . huh?
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I want to do the same thing. I want to color code my .223 rounds that I reload. When plinking with friend i would love to be able to quickly identify the standard rounds from the tracers, frangible etc. My concern is that with paint will it build up or gum up my barrel?
I don't follow. If you're painting the tip of the projectile, it'll never touch the barrel, just the outside edges of the projectile. Right?
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I think this would be useful, especially if you're doing your own research on load data. IE- Green= 14.5grains of X Blue=14.7 grains of X ECT

Nail polish maybe?
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LOL old thread bumped by a troll with one post.

Back on track you could always dip the tips in green testors model paint. Be cheap and fast.

Huh TRACERS
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I got an idea from someone else to get a bottle of red nail polish to coat the tips of the .45 tracers (glow ammo) we loaded. Just put the tip of the bullet up to the bottle, upend it real quick turn it back over and you have a nice painted red circle on the tip.
It was too slow so I only did like 50 rounds.
I put the rest in marked boxes for safe keeping. Then one weekend my buddy (trying to be helpful) dumped them into an ammo can with some other loose rounds.
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No dumber than painting your zipper I suppose.
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LOL old thread bumped by a troll with one post.

Back on track you could always dip the tips in green testors model paint. Be cheap and fast.

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Some of you are assuming the 'troll' is from or in Cal. I shoot tracers all the time, in my state, legally. I'm allowed to say that here, right?

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