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Sellier & Bellot

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mr_blove, May 28, 2008.

  1. mr_blove

    mr_blove Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. BattleChimp Potemkin

    BattleChimp Potemkin Well-Known Member

    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!
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

    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!
  4. mnw42

    mnw42 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. tntwatt

    tntwatt Well-Known Member

    please tell us where we can get that deal! I love S&B!
  6. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. PTK

    PTK Well-Known Member

    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!
  8. 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
  9. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    S&B is good ammo. No worries mate!
  10. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    Yes, S&B is good ammo.
  11. mr_blove

    mr_blove Well-Known Member

    Sorry it wasn't a commercial deal, I got it from my local classified ads.
  12. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    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!
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. jdc1244

    jdc1244 Well-Known Member

    Sellier & Bellot has been excellent for me, both pistol and rifle ammo.
  15. Silvanus

    Silvanus Well-Known Member

    I used S&B in several handguns and in my FAL. I like it a lot.
  16. Afy

    Afy Well-Known Member

    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...
  17. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    S&B is a step above Wolf.........

    so long as that step is the Continental Shelf.
  18. bonza

    bonza Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    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).
  20. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Well-Known Member

    Iv shot lots of 303 and 9mm S&B ammo with no problems.

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

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