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    Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    My alternate title for this thread is "Research before you buy!"

    Anyway, I received an email from Natchez yesterday, about Eagle Industries Blowouts. I ended up buying an OD M4 LE chest rig for $44. I picked the OD rig because I'm a color coordinating geek and wanted it to match my OD and black LMT. Now that I'm looking for pistol mag pouches for it, I'm not finding OD, just Ranger Green. How big is the difference? What other colors would look good? I'm thinking maybe a multi-cam Vickers ten speed and multicam pistol pouches.

    I know this thread is full of the ghey, but it's my rig, and I want it to match as close as possible.
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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Eagle right?
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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    I believe that is backwards Horse. I always thought the ranger green was the brighter of the two.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Looks like Tactical Tailor makes OD stuff, their pistol pouches appear to be what I'm after.
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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miglan20
    I believe that is backwards Horse. I always thought the ranger green was the brighter of the two.
    No, its darker then OD.

    Nomex flight suits are "Ranger green".

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    OK traditional "OD" green has a very, well, olive green color to it. The newer "Ranger Green" is very heavily grayed, so it will appear lighter, almost faded next to OD green. It will appear different, but it wouldn't look too bad. You could always shoot a little OD spray paint on the pouches to match it up.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miglan20
    I believe that is backwards Horse. I always thought the ranger green was the brighter of the two.
    *shrug* I didn't take the pic.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stottman

    Nomex flight suits are "Ranger green".
    I believe that the green USAF flight suits (CWU 27/P) are Sage Green.

    BTW- On my monitor the pic above looks accurate.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    As previously stated Ranger Green is very similar to Sage Green. Or in other words Ranger Green is the same color as OD was it's gets dusty and dirty.
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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    On that color picture, mix the OD green and coyote brown together in your mind, and you're getting close. That's a very good analogy. OD green with a thick layer of dust, or, left out in the sun for a week.

    It sounds like you have steak tastes on a hamburger budget. What I'd do is build your kit, then camo paint it to match. Before all this gucci gear came out in all these designer colors and patterns, we used to spray paint camo our own gear. The old ALICE system and the old LBVs were in solid OD green. What I'd do is spray everything down with a nice OD color, like good old Krylon OD. You can leave it like that or add some green and brown to match your area.

    Spray painting the nylon actually does several things. First off, it gets rid of the shiny nylon look. Yeah the 1,000d cordura isn't nearly as shiny as the old packcloth, but it still glints (especially in NV). It also gives the material good UV pro. No kidding, nylon left out in strong direct sunlight can loose half it's strength in a little as one week. If you've seen any surplus nylon gear that is discolored it was probably baked by UV's. I saw a main that was cut away in the desert one time and it was so brittle you could poke your fingers through the material after just a week in the sun. And as you mentioned, when you can't find matching pouches on a budget, it can blend them together. Finally, if you go a step further and spray camo it, I think the soft-edged, diffused pattern you get beats any printed pattern I've ever seen. Only the digitals, when viewed form a distance, come close to the same effect.

    Some may laugh at this and think it's ghetto, but who cares, it's field gear. Camo it up and go train.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    I ordered Eagle products from Natchez last month. What they describe is not necessarily what you get.
    I ended up with more expensive Eagle products than I ordered, maybe it was substituted. But it was the product number that I ordered, the description was off.
    My discrete case had no internal weapon retention straps inside. A friend using the same product number on a order, a day later produced a discrete case with internal weapon retention straps.
    A Multi-Cam Non-Molle backpack order produced a ACU Molle pack.
    For the price, I am not complaining. I ended up with a quality product for the money.

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    Re: Difference between Olive Drab and Ranger Green?

    Well, I guess this discussion was pointless, becasue they send me ACU.
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