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I recently assembled a 300 Blackout AR style rifle.
For safety reason I wanted to differentiate the 300 Blackout rifle from my 5.56 rifles so I decided to put some FDE furniture on the rifle.
I like to keep my AR's black. I'm not big on aesthetics or that stuff but this was for safety reasons.
I ordered a stock, sling, magazines and Hogue grip in FDE. Everything has arrived except the Hogue grip and they're all a different color lol. I find it hilarious. The mag and stock are both Magpul FDE but somehow are two different colors.
The sling is more of a gold color and I imagine the Hogue grip is will be yet another shade of FDE. I really don't care. My rifle is built for business and the color is insignificant to it's function but I find it funny.
For what it's worth, of all the shades of FDE that occupy my rifle; the color of the stock is my favorite.
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I just did a little research on Magpul's website and they don't even sell or make FDE magazines anymore. What I thought was FDE is called Medium Coyote Tan. So the Magpul stock color is FDE but not available in Medium Coyote Tan. And the magazine is available in Medium Coyote Tan but no Flat Dark Earth.
Also, the sling is available in MCT but doesn't come in FDE and the handguard options don't come in MCT but is available in FDE.
Confusing, I know, but to summarize it's impossible to match your Magpul stock, handguard, sling and magazine color unless it's Black.
That's just stupid.
 

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I'm a big FDE fan, amazingly enough I had better luck with my FDE adventures, Aero Precision FDE matched Magpuls pretty well as did the Radian Raptor charging handle. The coated parts like the safety, dust cover, and mag release I was able to specify Magpul FDE cerakote when I ordered them
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I would be much happier if my parts were that color.
 

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In laymen terms, think of the 5.56 as .40 cal (full charge) and the .300 BLK as a .45ACP full charge. Bigger, slower, and barely noticeable in power. The .77gr 5.56 completely destroys the .300BLK in every aspect, except sub-sonic suppressed. That is where .300BLK shines.
What are these aspects in which 77 grain 5.56 blows supersonic 300 BO out of the water?
 

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I'm not the 5.56 fan, it's still just a .22 to me.
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Based on the information on that chart I wouldn't say it blows it out of the water in ever aspect. I would say certain loadings of 77 grain 5.56 out of a particular barrel length can produce a marginal edge in energy foot pounds beyond 200 yards compared to certain loads of 300 BO. And even then the difference is only roughly 100 foot pounds.
 
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