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Thread: Czech-made "Sellier & Bellot" vs. Yugo-made "Prvi Partizan"

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    Default Czech-made "Sellier & Bellot" vs. Yugo-made "Prvi Partizan"

    I have a question about a couuple of European ammo brands, particularly with respect to the quality of the brass for reloading purposes. I am looking to buy some 8x57 Mauser ammo, and would really prefer not to spend $34+ a box on it.

    I've found two very affordable boxer primed, non-corrosive, reloadable brands: Czech-made "Sellier & Bellot" and Yugo-made "Prvi Partizan". They have essentially the same softpoint 196 grain bullet, and are 1/2 the price of the Remington or Federal brand ammo.

    Do any of you have experience with either of these brands and with reloading their brass?
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    I reload ppu 30/30 brass, it's as good as Winchester.
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    really Like the S and B's, no problems at all with them

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    I've shot a truck load of S and B. Great ammo, no problems. S & B is imported via the port of Jacksonville, warehoused and distributed right up the road in Blakely Georgia. The family that used to have the wholesale company Dixie Shooters handles all of S & B business for the USA. NO you can't buy from them! They ship to I believe 8 distributors who ships to wholesalers who sells to retailers


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    people buy SB just for the brass of rarer cartridges out there.

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    Thank you. It makes a lot of sense to me to buy these complete cartridges for just a few $ more than the unprimed brass.
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    I have used Sellier & Bellot in the past and I had no problems with it.

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