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Yes they look exactly the same. I got some of the one inch stencils at the hard ware store and sprayed orange 68 on my 6.8 mags and 556 on my 556 mags, it is a tough system but it works for me....
 

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I use ranger floor plates on my 6.8s and regular magpuls on 556. I like to have a difference I can feel.

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Dull Yellow Paint down the larger groove on the side, and 6.8 plus capacity (i.e. 25) on the flat end in the same yellow.
 

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the small ridges on the 6.8 mags are much shallower then the 5.56 ridges because the cases of the 6.8 are larger
 

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I too had been debating what to do with my mags...I've got some PRI mags that are easy enough to tell apart, but I have C-Prod 25rd mags that are SS and look very similar to my 5.56 SS C-Prod mags. I just got a small stensil at hobby lobby and used flat white spray paint....here's a pic.

 

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Spray paint. OD green for 6.8 and desert tan for 5.56. Keep repeating it to yourself over and over and you don't forget.
 

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My 5.56 are all old aluminum GI surplus. My 6.8 are all shiny black, new and heavier. :D
Weight alone is enough to tell them apart. And I tend to segregate the stuff, anyway. All these ideas are good, though
 
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