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Old 08-17-2018, 06:50 AM
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The MILSPEC for orange tip which is the delayed burn trace is a min of 100 yds before its visible
Wasn’t that ammo designated “M25”?
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:23 AM
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Maybe this will help w/ all the questions.

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30.06
Tracer, M1: Tracer for observing fire, signaling, target designation, and incendiary purposes. The M1 has a red tip. (Tracer ignites w/in the barrel)
Tracer, M2: Tracer for observing fire, signaling, target designation, and incendiary purposes. Has a short burn time. The M2 originally had a white tip, but then switched to a red tip like the M1. (Tracer ignites w/in the barrel)
Tracer, M2 alternate (1943–1945): A wartime economy variant of the tracer M2 that used a steel full metal jacket coated with gilding metal. It was ballistically matched to the ball M2 alternate. (Tracer ignites w/in the barrel)
Tracer, T10/M25: Improved tracer over M1/M2. Designed to be less intense in terms of brightness than either the M1 or M2 tracers. The M25 had an orange tip.
(In flight, the bullet exhibits a trace of full luminosity from a point not greater than 75 yards (69 m) from the muzzle of the weapon to a point not less than 900 yards (823 m) from the muzzle.)

7.62 NATO
Cartridge, Caliber 7.62mm, NATO, Tracer, M62 (United States): 142-grain (9.2 g) tracer cartridge, orange cartridge tip. (In general the M25 illumination info applies - In flight, the bullet exhibits a trace of full luminosity from a point not greater than 75 yards (69 m) from the muzzle of the weapon to a point not less than 900 yards (823 m) from the muzzle.)
Cartridge, Caliber 7.62mm, NATO, Tracer, M276 (United States): 7.62×51mm NATO so-called "Dim Tracer" with reduced effect primarily for use with night vision devices, green cartridge tip with pink ring.
Cartridge, Caliber 7.62mm, NATO, Tracer, Training, M974 (United States): 7.62×51mm NATO SRTA tracer training round. Has air brake to reduce the range the bullet will fly.
( no info on tip color)

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:12 AM
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It might save on the bore but I believe it was to light up away from the muzzle to avoid detection from enemy fire.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:31 PM
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EXACTLY... the comment about red tip ignition was a technical point. believe it was mentioned earlier that the delayed burn of M25 and M62 orange tip was for anti detection purposes. The input from the gentleman w/ the M1919 picture demonstrated that M25 or M62 didn't always have the desired delayed ignition...
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