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Sellier & Bellot

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

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  1. mr_blove

    mr_blove Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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. Neckshot5seven

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    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

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

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

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    Sorry it wasn't a commercial deal, I got it from my local classified ads.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Sellier & Bellot has been excellent for me, both pistol and rifle ammo.
     
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    I used S&B in several handguns and in my FAL. I like it a lot.
     
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    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...
     
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    S&B is a step above Wolf.........

    so long as that step is the Continental Shelf.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.)
     
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    I'll take it off your hands for what you paid for it.

    :D
     
  24. mr_blove

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