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Old 11-25-2011, 21:49   #1
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Sellier & Bellot 9mm 115gr FMJ

Any feedback on S&B 9mm 115gr FMJ? There are some good prices out there on this ammo, but I've never tried it. I'm looking to make a bulk purchase of 1000 rounds and it scares me to buy that much of a brand I have never shot. What are your experiences with it?
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:03   #2
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I have had no issues with it. Some here say it is a bit faster than some of the other 115 gr stuff.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:04   #3
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S&B is good ammo, I do shoot their 9mm and 223 (when price is right), never an issue. Cabela's have them @ $9.99 today, it is a good price.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:21   #4
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I have had no issues with it. Some here say it is a bit faster than some of the other 115 gr stuff.
That's what I've read too. It technically classifies as a +P load.

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S&B is good ammo, I do shoot their 9mm and 223 (when price is right), never an issue. Cabela's have them @ $9.99 today, it is a good price.
And FREE shipping!

How about USA AMMO? Anyone here try them? They have new 124gr FMJ for the same price. Given the choice, I'd much rather buy USA made than Czech made.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:23   #5
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Great ammo. I still have a 1200 rnd case of the stuff from years ago. I was especially impressed with S&B's Range Safe steel cased 9mm. Excellent accuracy and not one problem out of a case of 1K.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:40   #6
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S&B is probably one of my favorite range rounds. The kind I use(d) is steel case, but brass-coated steel case. Felt much much hotter than any other range ammo I've shot.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:48   #7
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I've blasted a bunch of the 124gr stuff. Never had a problem.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:49   #8
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I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:51   #9
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I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.
No. She should do fine.
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Old 11-25-2011, 22:53   #10
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No. She should do fine.
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2011, 23:15   #11
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OK...I placed my order with Cabela's! I chickened out just a little. I'm still concerned about buying all 1000 rounds of something I've never shot before, so I ordered 550 rounds (11 boxes) which was the minimum required to use the free shipping code. Not a bad deal at $9.99 a box! I still have it in my budget to get 500 more rounds of something else. I'm thinking maybe American Eagle, USA Ammo, or Blazer Brass. I'll have to watch for deals.

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Old 11-26-2011, 00:18   #12
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We've got S/B 9mm and there SG rounds,both are a hot round.I don't know if I'd go +p,Aguila otoh I would in pistol rounds.'08.
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Old 11-26-2011, 00:23   #13
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I'm slowly getting my wife interested in shooting 9mm instead of just sticking with the .22 all the time. Do you guys feel S&B would be too hot for a small female beginner? I don't want to scare her off just as she's showing more interest.
There is definitely softer shooting ammo available. If your goal is to avoid her being put off by the recoil, I say pick something else.

S&B is as good as it gets in my book, at any price (not comparing to premium defense ammo, but stuff like Win Ranger NATO). I've shot several thousand rounds over the past year. It solves 99% of the brass in the face problem some have experienced with gen4. Never had a malfunction shooting it in G26 (gen3 & 4) G17/G3, or G19/G3.
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Old 11-26-2011, 00:35   #14
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S/B Aguila and Geko are great ammo,however ta most folk there unheard of.'08.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:24   #15
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Great range ammo IMO.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:49   #16
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I use it as range ammo and I have never had a bad experience with it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:05   #17
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I ordered 1000 rounds yesterday this is my 5th order, I have
never had any problems with it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:23   #18
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Some of the USA Ammo calibers are reloaded ammunition. Difficult to determine on their website which is which. S&B is my choice for practice ammunition and I'll even pay a little more for it simply because it's relatively clean and has an excellent power factor so will work in virtually any gun.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:37   #19
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Great range ammo. I just bought 1000 rouds.

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:58   #20
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I have shot over 5k with no issues. Love the stuff!
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:05   #21
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My Taurus and Kel-tec had about a about 5% FTFire rate with it.Taurus said it had hard primers and not to use it.

I tossed the duds next to the tree, after the winter and summer, I bought a G19. I loaded a mag up with the duds. The G19 fired every one without issue.

Ruger says not to use it in their LC9 because it has a soft primer and clogs up the firing pin channel, so don't use it.

CZ uses it to test-fire their guns. Go figure

I don't have the Taurus or KT anymore either

It works fine in my Glocks, and the little ammo boxes are very compact and easy to store.

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:30   #22
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I bought my first box of S&B .45 ACP in a little gunshop in 1996 when I had just gotten a Ser. 70 1911 Colt and was desperate to take it to the range. Very good gun. Very good ammunition. Since then I've shot a pile of S&B ammo in a 9mm and .45 ACP. It has always been uniformly excellent ammo. I still use it. HTH.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:24   #23
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How about USA AMMO? Anyone here try them? They have new 124gr FMJ for the same price. Given the choice, I'd much rather buy USA made than Czech made.
I ordered 500 rounds of .45 from USA a while back. Haven't had any issues from what I've used of it so far.

But still, USA is a newer manufacturer that hasn't been around long, while S&B has a long established history. For me personally, if the price is the same, I'd be more comfortable going with S&B.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:05   #24
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I have been using S&B ammunition for years. I buy it in 9mm, .40S&W and .45 ACP. I have never had any problems with it, except it getting harder for me to find it by the case at the gun shows.

I donít like paying shipping and the other feeís online.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:27   #25
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Cabela's has it for 9.99 with free shipping on orders over $99 thru 11/29/11.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Selli...MCcat104372280

I shoot this all the time, it's hotter than something like PMC (1150 fps) but not that much. S&B 115g 9mm is 1250 fps.

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