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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 12/17/2001 9:04:52 AM EDT
Has anyone had experience with new S&B ammo in .223 cal?I've used it in pistol calibers and it was fine.Seems like a great price for new brass cased ammo.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 1:11:39 PM EDT
I have used it but I like the new stuff from PMP in South Africa. I seems to shoot very good and is of better quality.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 2:19:26 PM EDT
Good stuff, as long as it has a brass case.
GG
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 2:26:32 PM EDT
Check out the ammo forums. Do a search on s/b.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 2:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2001 2:27:38 PM EDT by SMGLee]
I have used about 2000 rounds of this stuff, it is very nice, I got them from Claflin ammo, it costed me 160 dollars a case. I also buy ammo from Maine cartridge company, it is reload ammo, but the quality is good and the velocity is right up there. the case cost about 120 shipped.
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 2:36:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redbone:
Has anyone had experience with new S&B ammo in .223 cal?I've used it in pistol calibers and it was fine.Seems like a great price for new brass cased ammo.



Stuff is crap stay away from it. Split necks, split cases, blown primers, case separations. Had all of the above in one (1) case of S&B. PMP South African, PMC, South African surplus, Winchester Q-whatever, UMC, American Eagle, and British surplus (if it's still available) are all great and very cheap (especially the South African battle pack surplus stuff).
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 4:01:28 PM EDT
Stuff is crap stay away from it. Split necks, split cases, blown primers, case separations. Had all of the above in one (1) case of S&B. PMP South African, PMC, South African surplus, Winchester Q-whatever, UMC, American Eagle, and British surplus (if it's still available) are all great and very cheap (especially the South African battle pack surplus stuff).

I gotta agree with the above statement, this week end , fired off 250 rounds of the S&B, SS109, and wouldn't waste my money on it again.

To be honest with you, i had better luck with the wolf russian ammo, and i am sure a lot a people will disagree with that.
South african Battlepacs are great stuff and cheap but like the russian they have Berdan primers and nobody wants the work of reloading them

Link Posted: 12/17/2001 4:06:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtngoat:
Stuff is crap stay away from it. Split necks, split cases, blown primers, case separations. Had all of the above in one (1) case of S&B. PMP South African, PMC, South African surplus, Winchester Q-whatever, UMC, American Eagle, and British surplus (if it's still available) are all great and very cheap (especially the South African battle pack surplus stuff).

I gotta agree with the above statement, this week end , fired off 250 rounds of the S&B, SS109, and wouldn't waste my money on it again.

To be honest with you, i had better luck with the wolf russian ammo, and i am sure a lot a people will disagree with that.
South african Battlepacs are great stuff and cheap but like the russian they have Berdan primers and nobody wants the work of reloading them




I've never tried the S&B SS109 and I guess I won't, but I've always had good luck with the 55gr. S&B .223. 2000 rounds later and no problems from all three of my AR's.
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