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Sellier and Bellot ammunition?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by emilianoksa, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Member

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    Any comments on the quality of these rounds?

    I'm specifically interested in 380 ACP and 38 sp.

    A gun shop here is dropping its prices on this ammo for a two week period.

    I've always stuck to Remington or Winchester in the past, but these prices on S&B are tempting.
     
  2. okespe04

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    The stuff seems fine to me, I have shot a lot of it in 9mm and .45 acp.
     
  3. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Their FMJ ammo is pretty good for range practice, and many times much cheaper than other manufacturers.
     
  4. WardenWolf

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    Accurate, always goes bang, feeds reliably. It's good cheap ammo. I'd trust my life to it, and, in fact, was shooting S&B ammo in my Tokarev when I qualified for my CCW. If you can get it, do so. It's some of the best inexpensive ammo you could ever ask for.
     
  5. Al LaVodka

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    I've always found it to be quite decent quality. They are a major European manufacturer. Czech.
    Al
     
  6. tekarra

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    Excellent ammunition and can be found for a reasonable price.
     
  7. Ky Larry

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    Decent quality and good price. Also, the brass seems to hold up well to reloading.
     
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    Thousands of rounds through my 9mms, .40s, .45s, and AKs (7.62x39) and AR (.223) without so much as a hiccup. Good stuff for stocking up and practice and definitely my favorite.
     
  9. oldgoat46

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    I buy it by the case fom J&G in 40 s&W, 380, 9mm Mak, 44 mag. Never had a misfire that I can remember.
     
  10. emilianoksa

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    Thanks a lot.

    That's very reassuring.:)
     
  11. atlanticfire

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    Have been through 2 cases of 9mm, no issues. So far better then win white box.
     
  12. Pumpkinheaver

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    I have used a ton of it in 7.62X39, .223 and .45acp. Never had a problem with any of it.
     
  13. mgmorden

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    I've shot lots of it - both at the range in my handguns and hunting (for .30-06 rounds - it grouped the best out of my Savage 110). Never had any issues.
     
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    I must be the oddity. I had a bunch from Cabela's in 9mm, specifically the "law enforcement training" stuff they marketed. Had a horrible time with it. FTF about 1 out of 7.

    It's the only ammo I EVER had a problem with in this gun. It's possible I just got a bad batch, but....that was unfortunately my experience.
     
  15. WardenWolf

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    cskny, chances are your gun just didn't like it. While S&B ammo is extremely high quality, many guns have at least one type of ammo that they just don't like, for whatever reason. Often it's no fault of the ammo, as the ammo works flawlessly in all other guns, and as long as the gun is otherwise reliable it's no real fault of the gun. They just don't work well together.
     
  16. cskny

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    Agree. No dramatic conclusions were reached on my part, others I know have had success. I just didn't.
     
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    I've shot a little of their .45, no problems. I have shot a PILE of their bulk birdshot, it was fine.
     
  18. Strahley

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    Doesn't really help you for .380, but I use their buckshot for HD/training in my 870. It patterns very well and has never gave me any problems. I've also had nothing but good things to say about their 9mm loads through my Glock 19
     
  19. veyec

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    Just went through 4 boxes of the exact same stuff in 9mm yesterday at the range without even a hiccup! Great stuff!
     
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    The only real experience I have with it is some of their .38 spl 158gr JFP. Shot nice tight groups with all my revolvers, even the rossi. I also really like the brass for reloading, it seems to last longer than some others.
     
  21. Deus Machina

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    Good stuff, reloads well, and I love having the boxes. I can fit twice as many of those into an ammo can than I can Remington.
     
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    Shoots well, seems to size and prime a little differently when I reload the brass.
     
  23. dogngun

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    I use ONLY S&B in my .32 autos, and have used it in rifle calibers as well. I think it's first rate, the brass seems very good quality for reloading.

    FWIW, S&B .32 ACP is more powerful than any US loading for this cartridge and is extremely reliable and consistant. I can get very close groups out of a PPK-size auto with tiny sights.

    mark
     
  24. TheNev

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    I've shot S&B in .25acp, .32acp, .380acp, 9mmMak, .38spl, .357mag .45acp, 7.62x39 and .303 British and have never had a problem with any of them.

    I actually go out of my way to get S&B when I have the chance. It's my favorite ammo mfg.
     
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    Add me to the list of people who've had good experiences with S&B.

    If I could find it at a good price, I'd stock up.
     
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