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Acquired 2 yards of this, because it looked more olive in the Ebay photos than it does... "BP"Green, 500D Cordura, in upper right corner
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Clockwise from BP Green, Rockywoods 500D Ranger Green, Ebay 500d Camo 483, and Ebay 420D uncoated Ranger Green (looks more like old dark olive of ALICE era)

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Trim options from top to bottom;
Coyote Brown- bog standard color

Defense Acquisitions Ranger Green -closer to what Safariland uses for SPEAR ELCS

A2Z Tactical Ranger Green -best match to Rockywoods RG fabric

A2Z Tactical Camo Green 483-closer to whats found on some woodland Point Blank made MOLLE IBAs

Ebay Tan 499-great with tan 499/khaki and tan 499 buckles, best fit to Multicam

OD7 ebay-more like 1970s ALICE/M67 gear webbing, fits Taiwan 420D woodland

Black-basic, most common civilian gear trim.

I am considering building a small ruck with no MOLLE, and fixed pockets based on this pack layout. Either Fireforce USA's internal frame insert, or 1609 U shaped frame with basic belt with Nalgene sized water bottle pockets, not sure yet
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I like the eBay tan 499 for the contrast. The A2Z green would blend well.

Olive should NOT be a color.

These are olives...which color do you choose?

 
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I'm just going off the shades of green the US military offered from the 1940s-1960s ;) lol
I know. We used to get paint in the motor pool, because we had the POL point, and the trucks. The drivers used it to touch things up, and before major inspections, they used a lot, because the paint was ALWAYS a different shade, so the vehicles looked like FleckTarn green black and and brown camo. They'd slap one coat of each color on each matching camo block to make it all match, and after a few times of this, the lug nuts would end up looking like round head rivets, they'd have to chip a half inch of paint off to get a wrench onto them.
 
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I was hoping for this specific shade seen on the vest but its apparently a different "BP" than Border Patrol :rolleyes:
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That looks more “green” than “olive” to my untrained eye.

Good western Oregon color, though.
 

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It certainly is closer to olive/camo green than to teal which this fabric is more of a teal color, I'll snap some pics of it in natural light to show what I mean :) and this is the Ebay listing for it

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bp-Green-5...Water-Repellent-Military-Fabric-/251902588089

Understand though, the seller has been pretty accurate on other fabrics like Coyote brown, and tan499 webbing and the other camo green 483 webbing that I used on my custom woodland body armor.
 

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My first choice would be A2Z Tactical Ranger Green. 2nd choice would be Coyote Brown. Both of them would give nice contrast while staying subdued.
 
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Yeah.....that looks GREEN!

It was funny, certain years, certain makers and certain fabrics had different colors, different feel, and different wear resistance. Military standards are ANYTHING but standardized.
 
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Yeah.....that looks GREEN!

It was funny, certain years, certain makers and certain fabrics had different colors, different feel, and different wear resistance. Military standards are ANYTHING but standardized.
Indeed. The fact I have two to three different shades of "Ranger Green" fabrics and webbing, 2 shades of Camo Green 483 webbing, and slight variations of tan 499 hardware and webbings... (tan499 and Coyote Tan technically are the same color but different companies have different dyes)

Even Tactical Tailor have had differing shades of greens on their items, I was fortunate to have had a local source of 1000D cordura that was a very close match to TT's newer green shades. Seattle Fabrics have 500D and 1000D cordura in "Olive Green" that might be a good match to the older TT gear, but its a bit pricey ($50 minimum order)

Of interest is that recently, woodland Cordura is pretty much identical to the MOLLE woodland fabrics.. unlike the Taiwan 420D woodland :rolleyes: lol
 

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Natural light with sun spots and shadows; looks closer to either Forest Green or a mix of dark Spruce and Hunter greens

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Cream khaki-probably too light
Tan 499
Coyote brown
Brown tinted Ranger Green
Camo 483
Green tinted Ranger Green.
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Natural light with sun spots and shadows; looks closer to either Forest Green or a mix of dark Spruce and Hunter greens

Top to bottom
Cream khaki-probably too light
Tan 499
Coyote brown
Brown tinted Ranger Green
Camo 483
Green tinted Ranger Green. View attachment 66347
Either the tan or coyote brown would look good in that light. You could actually make different sets of gear with those different trim patterns. Both would look great.
 

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Natural light with sun spots and shadows; looks closer to either Forest Green or a mix of dark Spruce and Hunter greens

Top to bottom
Cream khaki-probably too light
Tan 499
Coyote brown
Brown tinted Ranger Green
Camo 483
Green tinted Ranger Green. View attachment 66347
#1 Brown tinted Ranger Green
#2 Coyote brown.
 

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Someone on BCUSA threw an idea that I had not considered before... sustainment pockets in a contrasting color. They specifically said Camo 483, but I can't think why the Rockywoods Ranger Green wouldn't work with it as it matches the brown tinted RG webbing straps... hm. And same for the Tan 499 fabric I have which is a match to the Tan 499 webbing. I no longer have enough Coyote Brown fabric to make even one sustainment pocket.. or lids for that matter.
 

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How about showing the colour swashes so we can actually see them.

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I'm seeing photos, and Eldars three identical posts....
I saw those three in a row posts as well. Oh well. Was he saying I should post another photo set with the secondary fabrics and their matching webbing straps, superimposed onto the spruce teal green fabric?
 

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I posted in triplicate (by accident) because the only photo I can see is the bowel of olives.

Please repost your colour swashes.

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