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Opinions on Sellier and Bellot primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jasper1573, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Jasper1573

    Jasper1573 Well-Known Member

    Saw them for sale on one of the internet sites for less than $25 per thousand...are they good quality?

  2. dredd

    dredd Well-Known Member

    I haven't bought their Primers, but I have had great luck/satisfaction with their loaded ammo.
    223 and 308
  3. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Jasper1573

    Jasper1573 Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention these are large rifle primers...I checked the site and they are $110 per 5000.
  5. Timmypage16

    Timmypage16 Active Member

    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.
  6. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Centaur 1

    Centaur 1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    I've only used their large pistol (in .45ACP and .44 SPL), but I've had no issues with them.
  9. john16443

    john16443 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Jasper1573

    Jasper1573 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info...has been very helpful.
  11. Shoot66

    Shoot66 Well-Known Member

    They are generally considered a bit harder than everage, but they work. At least for me.
  12. chriske

    chriske Well-Known Member

    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)
  13. cowtownup

    cowtownup Well-Known Member

    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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