Seller and Bellot


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C-grunt
May 26, 2006, 02:39 PM
My local gunstore has Seller and Bellot (spelling?) .308 for 10 dollars a box(20). I have heard it is good stuff, but is it really any better than the South African surplus stuff. It is 147grn FMJ. I would be using it in my Savage 10FP.

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dfaugh
May 26, 2006, 03:53 PM
Well, I've only used it in 8x57 Mauser, so I can't directly compare it to SA .308. But it was quite accurate, much moreso than ANY milsurp ammo in the same gun.

Edited to add: however we tried reloading, and had case head seperations after only a few mild loads...So the brass isn't the greatest.

ball3006
May 26, 2006, 04:41 PM
what are you going to shoot? If it is fmj, I would go with the cheapest. I have shot S&B in 9mm, 380acp, 32acp, and 303 with no problems. No problems with the SA either. S&B is reloadable......chris3

neoncowboy
May 26, 2006, 05:23 PM
That's $500/1000!!

I am paying about $185/980 from aimsurplus.com right now for the last of the South African surplus.

It works wonderfully in my M1As. It's easily 2-4 MOA ammo in my rack grade rifles. I don't know what kind of shooting you do, but I don't need any better accuracy potential than that.

For $500 you could have 1000rds of hte S&B or 3x980rd cases of hte South African surplus ammo.

Remember, ammo is how you turn money into skill.

How much skill do you want for $500?

DougW
May 26, 2006, 05:23 PM
I love the S&B ammo. But, it is not reloadable in the long run. I have reloaded fired S&B .303 cases and they all failed on firing the 3rd reload. Case head seperates due to the way the case is made. I have culled out all my S&B brass. But, the ammo is sweet new.

1 old 0311
May 26, 2006, 05:27 PM
All my practice ammo is S&B. I shoot in 4 calibers. Don't think I have ever had a ammo related problem. Good stuff. Try Natchez. It is on sale now.

Kevin

nipprdog
May 26, 2006, 10:28 PM
I would be using it in my Savage 10FP.

for what purpose?

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