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Posted: 7/15/2003 5:22:40 PM EDT
I was in a gunshop today and found some 5.56 ammo that was made in Spain.The box had INI on it.The headstamping was a NATO cross, the letters SB and 5.56x45.The primers looked like they were staked in.Anyone know?
Link Posted: 7/15/2003 7:27:50 PM EDT
Santa Barbara has a pretty decent rep from what I remember. It was on the market about 2 years ago. Standard European style SS-109, 63gr. stuff. Anything with a NATO cross will be non corrosive of course.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 12:10:26 PM EDT
SANTA BARBRA SS109 IS MATCH GRADE KILLER STUFF!! BEST IVE SHOT YET!! M855 SPECS is suppose to have 26.1grs of ball Powder Winchester 844 I think Here are some rounds I pulled just to get a idea??? Santa Barbra ss109 26.0grs. Lake City M855 26.2grs Sellier&Bellot 24.5grs reported 3184 FPS SD 14 by Chuck S. The MAN! Win M855 27.1grs IMI M855 25.6grs Rounds will always be off 0.2 or more Grs. And before I Ballistic TECH zooms in and says I should of done this and that it was just to give me a idea? I Thought since the ZVSS109 Sellier&Bellot wiegh 24.5 it would be Slow?? But Chuck S. reported 3184FPS wich is hotter than M855??
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 6:02:35 PM EDT
Cool, but I take it that the primers being staked negates the possibility of reloading them?
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 6:10:10 PM EDT
I dont know if its berdan never looked?
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 6:42:36 PM EDT
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