Opinions on Sellier and Bellot primers?


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Jasper1573
November 14, 2012, 07:22 PM
Saw them for sale on one of the internet sites for less than $25 per thousand...are they good quality?

Jasper

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dredd
November 14, 2012, 07:30 PM
I haven't bought their Primers, but I have had great luck/satisfaction with their loaded ammo.
223 and 308

Hondo 60
November 14, 2012, 07:46 PM
Any Sellier & Bellot ammo I've used has gone bang.
But I haven't used just the primers.

Might also check Powder Valley.
They have Tula primers.
Small Pistol are $19.60/1k
Large Pistol are $20.50
Small Rifle $20
Large Rifle $25

I've used both Lg & Sm Pistol as well as Sm & Lg Pistol Magnum.

I will get one here & there that doesn't go bang, but it's extremely rare.

Jasper1573
November 14, 2012, 07:51 PM
Forgot to mention these are large rifle primers...I checked the site and they are $110 per 5000.

Timmypage16
November 14, 2012, 08:55 PM
I bought some last spring in small rifle and I have had no issues with them. I use them in my .223 reloads in my ar15. I like them and for the price they are great.

matrem
November 14, 2012, 09:26 PM
I've never loaded them as a component, but have had thousands of small pistol, large pistol, and small rifle ones do their job without exception.
I'd certainly not hesitate if you're comfortable with the price.

Centaur 1
November 14, 2012, 10:15 PM
I haven't tried them yet, but I bought 3,000 large rifle primers at a bankruptcy auction for $5/1,000. I sure hope they work well, that's a lot of cheap range time with my rifles and cast bullets. I also got 1,000 CCI small rifle and 1,000 CCI small pistol for the same price. I've been kicking myself since the auction, I passed on Wolf small rifle magnum primers. I had the opportunity to buy up to 20,000 of them for $3/1000. For that kind of savings I could have bought a new rifle to use them in, or even used them for bartering.

beatledog7
November 14, 2012, 11:28 PM
I've only used their large pistol (in .45ACP and .44 SPL), but I've had no issues with them.

john16443
November 15, 2012, 11:33 AM
Bought a case of the S&B SPP's from Grafs last week, good price. Loaded a batch of 50 that all went bang, no noted difference between the S&B primed 50 and the CCI primed 50 loaded to identical conditions.

Jasper1573
November 15, 2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the info...has been very helpful.

Shoot66
November 17, 2012, 04:30 AM
They are generally considered a bit harder than everage, but they work. At least for me.

chriske
November 22, 2012, 06:13 AM
I have usede S&B small and large pistol primers.
They've been every bit as good as any other I ever used (CCI, Federal, Winchester) and better than some (Remington)

cowtownup
January 23, 2013, 05:16 PM
Do you think the regular SP primers they have will work well in 40 S&W?

I know the S&B website states the SPMP is for 40 S&W and 357 Sig...

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