"I once broke down some M1909 blank rounds and the powder looked like orange Kool-Aid mix."
EC Blank Powder was made, I believe, by Hercules, and was orange to pink in color.
Modern 5.56 blanks apparently use IMR 700x.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.