Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sellier & Bellot Ammo Review

Recently we received an email from the folks at AmmoForSale.com asking if Gabriel Possenti Shooters would be interested in receiving some free ammo for review. Free ammo? More shooting? Well, okay.

We received a box of 124gr SP 9mm Ammo by Sellier & Bellot. This turned out to be a good choice for review for a couple of reasons. First, 124gr 9mm is my preferred 9mm load. Secondly, Sellier & Bellot is a brand I've never tried previously.

This "soft point"ammo has an exposed bullet tip, rather then being fully copper clad. This design maybe useful to meet some indoor range limitations as it is easier on the backstop. Since we're shooting outdoors, that point is moot. My focus here is "How does it shoot?" Ballistic tests and the like are fine, but our focus is the recreational shooter. I loaded up the SIG P226 mags with the review ammo, as well as some mags with my usual 124gr rounds for comparison. On this day we happened to be working on close range shooting, 7 yards or so, with a focus on strong and weak hand only shooting. I started off with the known rounds, then switched to the Sellier & Bellot. The perceived recoil was no different, even shooting one handed. My accuracy stayed the same between the rounds. In fairness, I took careful two-handed aim at a three inch circle. As shown to the below, the first DA shot split the number, while my quick followup SA shot was off but still on target. The ammo is at least as accurate as I am.

I certainly have no complaints about the Sellier & Bellot 9mm rounds. With the ever-changing ammo availability situation it's good to know I have another wholly acceptable option.

AmmoForSale.com is also a new-to-me ammo supplier. Their website offers numerous options for navigation. You can search for ammo by caliber, quantity, or even by firearm type based on user recommendations. Almost all my ammo shopping is done online, and AmmoForSale.com includes a feature that I appreciate, and demand, when ammo shopping — their real-time inventory is readily listed. Each product page includes the stock available, and if something is totally out of stock it is not listed.

The ammo reviewed here was provided without charge by AmmoForSale.com. The content of this review was made without input by the supplier and no compensation was received for this review.


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