Sellier & Bellot ammo

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  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    Found some in .223 at a local gun shop. Cheaper than major brand, more than Wolf. Is this stuff any good?

    By the way, the box says both .223 Rem. and 5.56x45. Safe for a Saiga?
     
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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    used one box of 20 rounds or thier 8x57mm was not accurate and difficult to reload
     

  3. Alpo

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    Even though that looks like a cursive L, it is an S. Sellier.

    It is my understanding that 223 ammo can be fired in guns chambered for either 223 or 5.56. 5.56, however, should not be fired in guns chambered for 233. So, if the box is marked 223, you should be good to go.

    I've never used any of their rifle ammo, but I've shot a whole bunch of their 45 and 9mm ball. It's very good.
     
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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    I've used Sellier & Bellot ammo in my match AR and the brass for my 600 yards loads. In my opinion it's very good and I would buy more it the opportunity presented itself.
     
  5. TranterUK

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    I would agree, I have used their ammo over many years and cant recall any problems.
     
  6. howlnmad

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    Never used any of their cartridge ammo only their shot-gun rifled slugs. Would never use anything else for that. You can use the 223 in a 5.56 but not the other way around.:cool:
     
  7. RunningOnMT

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    Thank you all. I feel better about using this now. I think I'll buy some more..it was $9.95 for a box of 55 gr FMJ.

    I assume because it lists both calibers on the box that means it is really .223 and therefore safe for a rifle chambered for 5.56 also.
     
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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    I've used their M855 5.56 Green Tip with no issues.
     
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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    My Dad and his buds used S & B shotgun ammo back in the late 60's and early 70's for crow shooting. They bought it from a hardware wholesaler in Atlanta and refered to it as "Bulgarian". They thought it was great and being really cheap, in those days, made it even better.
     
  10. gdmoody

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    I have uses quite a bunch of their .30 M1 Carbine ammo without any kind of problems and it is reloadable.
     
  11. JetGirl

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    I Love Sellier & Bellot!!
    I think the red makes it purdy. :D

    Oh, come on...you ALL know it's true!
    Ammo is beautiful!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TranterUK

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    Well it can be, when all shiny and new.

    I am not too sure about some of the old military stuff I see sometimes. Some years ago a friend in the trade asked if I wanted 5000 military .303s FREE! I said sure, but returned them when I found they were dated 1915/16. Thinking they may not be shootable (mis fires, bullets lodged in barrel, split cases etc.).

    Now I find collecters paying top $ for old ammo!!!!
     
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  13. BobMcG

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    I've used plenty of their 40 S&W ammo and 12ga shotgun ammo and like it just fine.
     
  14. woolleyworm

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    Re: Lellier & Bellot ammo

    never had any problems with their ammo in .45, 40 and 9. not the greatest for accuracy, good value plinking rounds. estimate that I've fired 5-6,000 S&B rounds over the years and never a memorable moment. The brass can be a little more difficult to prime (.45 mainly), so I'd rather reload Win or Fed brass, therefore I would rather spend a few extra $$ and get the UMC or cheap Fed ammo for .45 plinking if you plan on reloading the brass.

    curious if anyone else has more difficulty priming S&B in .45?
     
  15. Alpo

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    Not me. It has a crimped-in primer. I run it through my swaging die, just like IMI or WCC, or any other military round, and it primes just fine after that.
     
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