Sellier and Bellot ammo

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Sellier and Bellot ammo

Post by luvmeadler » 22 Jul 2021, 9:22 am

Hi everyone,

Sellier and Bellot 6.5x55

Anyone used this brand of ammo before I'm thinking of trying it out....... Just really want to know is it junk :unknown:
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Post by bigpete » 22 Jul 2021, 10:20 am

If its as good as the sellier and bellot 44 mag ammo I use,it'll be fantastic
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Post by ThatNewGuy » 22 Jul 2021, 10:55 am

luvmeadler wrote:Hi everyone,

Sellier and Bellot 6.5x55

Anyone used this brand of ammo before I'm thinking of trying it out....... Just really want to know is it junk :unknown:


My old swede loves this ammo since it is similar to the military loading at 140 grains so I always grab a large box when I can.

Maybe try the smaller box of 20 first to see if your 6.5x55 likes it?
I just wanted something here...

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Post by No1Mk3 » 22 Jul 2021, 1:31 pm

G'day luvmeadler,
Very consistant, as good as or better than PPU and equal to m/41. I have used S&B in 6.5x55, 7.5x55, 8x57 and 303, all of it fantastic. The only issue I have is that the composition of the brass is too hard making handloading problematic so I have to anneal after every firing but even then it doesn't last as well as PPU, Cheers.
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Post by Harrynsw » 22 Jul 2021, 3:24 pm

I use S&B 150 grain in the 30/30, and it shoots great. Also reasonably priced.
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Post by wanneroo » 24 Jul 2021, 11:24 am

S&B, never had an issue with quality. They've been making ammo and components for such back into the 1800s.
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Post by Bill » 24 Jul 2021, 8:36 pm

S&B seem to be making decent quality ammo, had good results with their 17 Hornet stuff
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Post by FNQ » 26 Jul 2021, 6:45 pm

Run it in my .303s and it’s god stuff.
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Post by northdude » 23 Aug 2021, 5:17 pm

good ammo and good brass to reload as well
22 hornets and most things 6.5
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Post by Bugman » 23 Aug 2021, 6:54 pm

Some love it. Some hate it. I hate it
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Post by westaussie » 23 Aug 2021, 7:13 pm

used the S&B in .22LR and was very happy with performance, cheap and cheerful. for the price it does the job
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Post by Bello » 24 Aug 2021, 5:50 am

Hi mate

I haven't used it.
But I have reloaded some of their brass that was given to me. I find their primer pockets to be a little tighter and getting primers in can sometime require the primer pocket to be cleaned out. This has happened on several different calibers.

The brass itself seems ok for reloading.
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Post by Cooper » 24 Aug 2021, 9:35 am

I only used 204 and 303 factory stuff. Worked perfectly fine. Have reloaded to brass. I seem to remember the primer pockets being tight on the 204 Ruger and that was using the Sellier and Belot primers.
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Post by Kurnal » 25 Aug 2021, 8:24 am

It was terrible in my Lithgow .223
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Post by Biscuits » 29 Sep 2021, 8:55 am

Used it in 303, 6.5 Creedmoor, 357 magnum and I think I've got some 38 special too. No problem with it. Nobody likes to reload the 303 S&B brass though.

Out of that group, the precision rifle is the 6.5 Creedmoor. The S&B tactical range ammo is half the price of Hornady ELDM. I just use the S&B for anything under about 600 metres as the ELDM is a waste at shorter distances. ELDM will go in the same hole @100. S&B tactical won't quite, however S&B do also make match ammo, for a higher price. If you shoot longer distance, the S&B ammo (tactical or match) only has a mid-range BC.
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Post by Oldbloke » 29 Sep 2021, 3:59 pm

Kurnal wrote:It was terrible in my Lithgow .223


Same in my Marlin 223. :unknown:
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Post by Joshua.s » 05 Oct 2021, 10:37 pm

I use s&b in my 96 . I found that it had groups less than half the size of 3 other brands i tried. So I stuck with it . Bonus on the price point as well for me it's about$7 a box cheaper than the next closer box
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Post by in2anity » 06 Oct 2021, 6:14 pm

Bugman wrote:Some love it. Some hate it. I hate it

I’m with Bugman. Perhaps hate is a strong word for me, I mean it’s fine for reloading - nice primer pockets, decent thickness. However I never got stellar accuracy from factory S&B ammo, in lots of different calibers over the years. It’s just meh hunting ammo.
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Post by Diamond Jim » 06 Oct 2021, 9:46 pm

I've used S&B in .303, .270 and shotgun. Never had any complaints.
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Post by jovialjosie2002 » 16 Oct 2021, 7:28 pm

The ammo is fine to shoot. However, I chuck out the brass. When I have attempted to reload it in 44 mag I couldn't get the primers in without damaging them, the primer pockets were way too tight. When I attempted to reload them in 7.62x39, they wouldn't chamber, I assume because the brass had stretched. A mate gets case separation with 303 british even when he uses trailboss. PPU I get 10+ reloads from the brass, in both 44mag and 7.62x39.
So in short, my opinion and my experiences have shown me that the brass is $#%!....of course other people may have had other experiences and have other opinions of the brass.
At my range people won't even take the s&b once fired brass from me. It goes straight in the brass bin.
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Post by bladeracer » 16 Oct 2021, 7:44 pm

jovialjosie2002 wrote:The ammo is fine to shoot. However, I chuck out the brass. When I have attempted to reload it in 44 mag I couldn't get the primers in without damaging them, the primer pockets were way too tight. When I attempted to reload them in 7.62x39, they wouldn't chamber, I assume because the brass had stretched. A mate gets case separation with 303 british even when he uses trailboss. PPU I get 10+ reloads from the brass, in both 44mag and 7.62x39.
So in short, my opinion and my experiences have shown me that the brass is $#%!....of course other people may have had other experiences and have other opinions of the brass.
At my range people won't even take the s&b once fired brass from me. It goes straight in the brass bin.


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