Sellier & Bellot


May 28, 2008, 12:33 PM
I just picked up 1000 rds of Sellier & Bellot 55 gr. .223 for $250 which I thought was a screaming deal untl a guy at work told me they are a step above Wolf. What is everyones experiance with this type of ammo? I will be usuing it for my AR and when I get my Kel-Tec PLR-16 this fall I will use it for that too.

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BattleChimp Potemkin
May 28, 2008, 12:38 PM
Dont listen to guy at work. Its great ammo, good especially for the cost my man!:D Its a little higher flash, a little hot, but its got some good stuff going for it:
Primer: Not crimped in. Great strong brass for reloading. I have yet, in my thousands of rounds of S&B discharged, had a primer back out.
Relatively clean: self explanatory.

Wolf isnt even that bad. Its just a rule of numbers. So many rounds of S&B or Wolf being expended, so its already low percentage of poor quality would of course be magnified. Your S&B is good ammo, better than wolf and more accurate. Wolf aint bad. Many people will disagree with me on that. But for plinking, it aint too bad. S&B is great for anything. Good SHTF ammo!

May 28, 2008, 12:43 PM
I hate you! :D Seriously, the guy that told you S&B is a step above Wolf IS AN IDIOT! I thought I got a screamin' deal on a thousand rounds that I paid $350.00 for a week ago. Buy all you can afford to at that price!

May 28, 2008, 12:44 PM
I've been happy with S&B ammo. It is certainly superior to most Wolf. The Wolf Gold is actually pretty good to, possibly since it isn't made by Wolf.

May 28, 2008, 12:54 PM
please tell us where we can get that deal! I love S&B!

May 28, 2008, 12:57 PM
S&B is good, but the primer pockets (at least the ones that use small primers) are way too tight when you try to reload the brass. Even knowing that, I buy it.

May 28, 2008, 12:58 PM
I've run 2k rounds of S&B through my AR-15s. Where did you get 1k for $250? Sounds like a great deal to me!

May 28, 2008, 12:59 PM
S&B is good stuff. Not Black hills by any means, but they have pretty good 5.56. I bought some of ther 7.62x54r and it wouldn't group. I started shooting wolf 147grain and the old 91/30 likes it better. Their 7.62x25 is hot stuff for a cz52, mabye the hottest stuff you can buy off the shelf. Their 5.56 SS109 is like nine dollars a box. pretty darn impressed with the price in such uncertain times

May 28, 2008, 01:12 PM
S&B is good ammo. No worries mate!

M2 Carbine
May 28, 2008, 01:43 PM
Yes, S&B is good ammo.

May 28, 2008, 01:43 PM
Sorry it wasn't a commercial deal, I got it from my local classified ads.

May 28, 2008, 02:22 PM
which I thought was a screaming deal untl a guy at work told me they are a step above Wolf.

No, its not a step above Wolf, its many steps above. I've never had any bad experiences with S&B before, whether its their rifle or pistol ammo. S&B is quality ammo for a reasonable price don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Good find!

May 28, 2008, 02:23 PM
I bought some S & B ammo in 6.5x57mm it was accurate and had a rather constant velocity over my chrony. I though the brass was defective but it turns out it was the POS lee shell holders i had that were the problem. Bought some RCBS shell holders and fixed that problem.

May 28, 2008, 02:34 PM
Sellier & Bellot has been excellent for me, both pistol and rifle ammo.

May 28, 2008, 03:23 PM
I used S&B in several handguns and in my FAL. I like it a lot.

May 28, 2008, 03:37 PM
I actuallyprefer S&B to some of the Federal stuff. Particularly for .300 WM. The cases are a lot more uniform, the powder seems cleaner. And yes the primer pockets are tight...

May 28, 2008, 03:41 PM
S&B is a step above Wolf.........

so long as that step is the Continental Shelf.

May 28, 2008, 07:13 PM
I bought a quantity of S&B .303 British FMJ Mil-Surp-type ammo some time back. Most accurate ammo of its kind I've used & the brass is boxer primed & very reloadable. Don't think you can go wrong with S&B ammo.

May 28, 2008, 07:29 PM
I've got several hundred rounds of S & B put away in nine-mil and x39
for SHTF ( or maybe just the 4th of July ).
By the way, does anyone know exactly how to properly pronounce it ?
I'm guessing "sell-YAY and bell-OH ", 'cause it looks French ( though i know it's Czech).

May 28, 2008, 07:43 PM
Iv shot lots of 303 and 9mm S&B ammo with no problems.

It has always been clean, reliable, and relatively accurate.

May 28, 2008, 08:07 PM
You might want to check with the people at Front Sight. They sent out a brouchure last year that forbade some kinds of ammo from being brought in for class.
Reloads and S&B were both listed.

May 28, 2008, 08:14 PM
As has been saidthat is a screaming deal, and "ste above Wlf" is atrue stateent, if the step is a pretty big one.:D S&B did very well of what I have fired.

I shoot lots of Wolf, and have no issue with it. Accurate/consistant enough for cheap plinking ammo, and isnt as dirty as it used to be, but it is some of the dirtiest, but big deal, just takes a little more cleaning.It's not NEARLY as bad as the 1 and only box of Blaser Aluminum cased .357 ammo I bought back in '93 when it was fairly new. That suff was like shooting cases full of coal instead of gunpowder.Haven't bought any Blaser ever since (I hear its WAY better now though,but still soured me pretty bad it was so insanely dirty.)

May 28, 2008, 08:41 PM
I'll take it off your hands for what you paid for it.


May 29, 2008, 03:13 AM
I'll take it off your hands for what you paid for it.

Sorry I neeed it.:p

May 29, 2008, 06:38 AM
"sell-YAY and bell-OH ", 'cause it looks French ( though i know it's Czech).

That's how I pronounce it too. I don't speak Czech and it does indeed look like a French name.

May 29, 2008, 08:41 AM
Can't say the name, either, but all the calibres I have tried have been VERY GOOD.

May 29, 2008, 01:23 PM
I love the stuff, on those occasions when I buy factory ammo. The brass works great for reloading, too.

And I cheat on the name. "S & B"

I can't pronounce it either. :D

dagger dog
May 29, 2008, 04:54 PM
Cheaper than Dirt Makes the statement in their catalog that US ammo manufacturers sublet certain runs of ammo to S&B. The CO. has been in business for over 100 yrs.!

May 29, 2008, 04:59 PM
Sounding like a broken record...

Good stuff.

another okie
May 30, 2008, 03:10 PM
I don't know why Front Sight would ban it. My experience has been that it's good accurate stuff. Perhaps they keep the brass people expend as a revenue source and find it hard to reload.

May 30, 2008, 05:36 PM
Sell -ee-ay and Bell - ee - o

Great ammo. I have .303 British cases which must be worn out but won't give in.

More than 20 reloads and NO signs which would make me scrap them.

May 30, 2008, 09:08 PM
mr blove

S&B ammo, especially the .223 you just bought, is decent ammo, and that's a very good price for it. Another brand you might want to consider in .223 is Fiocchi. Very good quality with very consistent performance and accuracy to match. I picked up some last year at a gun show and regretted I had not bought more of it at the time. When the next gun show came around, the dealer I bought it from was all sold out of it, with no more on the way.

May 31, 2008, 04:58 AM
I am reloader. I donīt like S&B .308Win cases. Too low primer pocket. 9mm Luger cases makes very poor groups at 100 yards with my T/C G2-pistol. Sako and Lapua cases are always ok.

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