S&B ammo, your experiences.


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.45Guy
April 21, 2007, 10:14 PM
To be honest, I've never fired a round of S&B. However, I just picked up a case of '06 for a decent price and was wondering if it's good stuff or el-cheapo.

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R.W.Dale
April 21, 2007, 10:20 PM
I've found S&B to be very good stuff to shoot, but not so good to reload. Stupid shallow primer pockets:banghead:

browningguy
April 21, 2007, 10:55 PM
Agreed it doesn't reload well, but the 173 gr. SPCE load in 7x57 is an excellent hunting round.

TexasP226
April 21, 2007, 10:58 PM
I only have experience with their pistol ammo. It al worked flawlessly except for their .357 SIG. My 239 hated it and would jam about 75% of the time, but it runs through my P229 flawlessly. Go figure. Of course my Glock 17 will not eat Winchester White Box. If your gun will eat it, I say go for it. My experiences with their stuff has been 98% positive.

Firehand
April 21, 2007, 11:09 PM
I've fired and reloaded a bunch of their .303 British with no problems. Good stuff.

Also fired a bunch of their .45acp and 7.62x25mm with equally good results. Where some seem to have problems is that their primers seem to be a bit harder than average, so some guns with light hammer strikes have problems with their stuff.

Glockfan.45
April 21, 2007, 11:11 PM
Of course my Glock 17 will not eat Winchester White Box.

:scrutiny:

Then you need to send it back. Every Glock I have ever owned 21, 30, 22, and 19 has digested any crappy ammo I ever offered it. Sounds like your 17 has a real problem if it chokes on WWB.

Oh and the only S&B I have shot is their .223. It was clean, accurate, and ran fine in my Colt AR.

Limeyfellow
April 22, 2007, 12:04 AM
+1 on the .303 British they do. Really nice stuff for pretty much the cheapest you are going to get commercial ammo for this calibre.

P. Plainsman
April 22, 2007, 12:08 AM
Since this is Rifle Country and my only experience with S&B is handguns, I'll be brief.

Hard primers. FTF from their .38 wadcutters in a tuned S&W. Reliability and decent accuracy from their .357 Magnum (fairly warm load) in a Ruger.

The 115 grain 9mm is good blasting ammo; works fine in my CZs.

Nomad, 2nd
April 22, 2007, 12:10 AM
Shot .45, 9mm, 7.62x25, 32, 38, 357, 223, and one or 2 I'm forgetting.

THOUSANDS of rounds. (Seen 40's shot alot too.)

Some of their ammo is a little 'hot'
(I don't like shooting the 32 in a Kel Tec...)

But it's good ammo.

possum
April 22, 2007, 12:13 AM
i have shot alot of thier "00" buck shot and it has done really great and patterns pretty good to.

possum
April 22, 2007, 12:14 AM
double post sorry.

TexasP226
April 22, 2007, 02:00 AM
Then you need to send it back. Every Glock I have ever owned 21, 30, 22, and 19 has digested any crappy ammo I ever offered it. Sounds like your 17 has a real problem if it chokes on WWB.

I have never had one single hangup with S&B, Remmington, or any other ammo I have thrown through the Glock 17. I have about 1,00 flawless rounds through it, but it hates White Box for one reason or another. My P239 hates S&B for some reason. Ces't La Vie.

Frog48
April 22, 2007, 02:02 AM
I've shot S&B in 9mm, .45 ACP, and .223 Rem. It seems to be good stuff.

rantingredneck
April 22, 2007, 02:08 AM
I've only used their shotgun shells, 00 buckshot in 12 ga and .410. Works well and good prices. Never tried their pistol or rifle ammo, but wouldn't hesitate to if I found a good deal.

Reyn
April 22, 2007, 03:12 AM
Their 223 ammo is some of the most accurate cheap stuff ive shot.

silverlance
April 22, 2007, 03:51 AM
their 223 is VERY good quality.

but it's not cheap anymore. i remember my very first case of ammo was s&b. it was 99 shipped for 1000.

now it's like 250.

1 old 0311
April 22, 2007, 07:33 AM
Across the board some of the best ammo made in its price range.

possum
April 22, 2007, 09:58 AM
their 223 is VERY good quality.

but it's not cheap anymore. i remember my very first case of ammo was s&b. it was 99 shipped for 1000.

now it's like 250.

there are a few places on the net that has it for $199 per 1000rds.

DougW
April 22, 2007, 11:15 AM
I like S&B, shoots well. I mainly used .303, and used to reload it, but all 200 cases I had seperated after reloading 3 or 4 times. I cannot comment on other calibers, but I would not recoment reloading the .303.

mec
April 22, 2007, 11:23 AM
I've used it in 38 special, 45 auto, 8mm mauser 7mm mauser and some shotgun loads. also have a lot of it for .223. The primer pockets on the .45 acp were too tight for reloading but the 38 specials were just fine and there are no problems with 223.

S&B 223 55 gr ball is more accurate in my rifle than Fed 193. It will typically put four rounds under an inch at 100 yards and let one out of the group. Same with reloads. I found that there is quite a variation in weight on these cases and after sorting them according to weight, my Bushmaster predator groups lost the one round out syndrome and several different loads hover around the MOA range. I don't know about case life as my procedure is to shoot the ball ammo, reload it once or, at most, twice and then discard.

Snagglepuss
April 22, 2007, 11:37 AM
I have used it in many pistol calibers and reloaded it too. I like it a lot and would not hesitate to buy it again. In .223 it has also proven to be great ammo although I have not reloaded this rifle round. Again two thumbs up from Snag.

nwilliams
April 22, 2007, 12:32 PM
I've been buying S&B in various calibers for many years, never had a problem with it, its always gone bang.

grimjaw
April 22, 2007, 01:04 PM
I've only used their pistol calibers (9x19 & .357 Magnum) but they've always gone boom. Chronograph results were fairly consistent and about what you'd expect from a normally charged load.

jm

ArchAngelCD
April 22, 2007, 02:03 PM
I've been shooting a lot of S&B in .30-06 out of my Enfield. It's a good ammo and it's accurate IMO.

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