Sellier & Bellot Ammo
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History of Sellier and Bellot Ammunition
Sellier and Bellot, operating since 1825, is the oldest engineering company in the Czech Republic and also one of the oldest continuously operating companies on earth. The French merchant Louis Sellier started a factory in Prague to manufacture percussion caps. Sellier extended an invitation to Jean Maria Nicolaus Bellot, a fellow Frenchman, to join the company soon after production began. Sellier and Bellot worked together and developed products that quickly developed a positive reputation across Europe and even overseas. The company had made more than 156 million caps by 1837, just twelve years after starting.
Sellier and Bellot, starting in 1870, began producing Flobert rimfire cartridges and Lefaucheaux’s pin-primer cartridges. They soon added centerfire cartridges, and Sellier and Bellot in just a few years was manufacturing more than 10 million cartridges per year. Before the turn of the 19th Century, Sellier and Bellot were producing components and ammunition
at four different factories.
During WWI, S&B shifted shifted production to ammunition for military rifles and pistols. The 9mm joined the company line at this time as up as one of the newer cartridges. After the end of World War One, Sellier and Bellot became the primary supplier for the Czech army and police of pistol ammunition. They simultaneously expanded their commercial product lines with a focus on ammo for competition and hunting. Sellier and Bellot grew again after WWII, expanding their product lines to be able to sell more than 85 different cartridges for rifle and pistol, as well as all popular gauges for shotgun, the 12 gauge being most abundant. They exported about 70 percent of their production at this time.
Sellier and Bellot still produces ammunition for military and civilian applications and around the world. S&B was voted as the bronze medal winner in the ammunition category by the readers of the Deutsches Waffen Journal in 1999. The company in 2010 was on pace to sell more than 40 million dollars worth of total product. Sellier and Bellot today manufacture handgun, rifle and shotgun ammunition. They sell ten different types of bullets to meet the needs of hunters, competitive shooters and casual plinkers. The most popular hunting bullets they sell are the Nosler Partition and the Exergy.
S&B also supports the shooting sports in addition to being a manufacturer of ammunition. They partner with the Czech Shooting Federation in a significant way to advance shotgun sports in the Czech Republic, and they sponsor multiple shooting competitions and competitive shooters. Magtech purchased S&B in 2009, but they continue to make high quality ammunition that is preferred by shooters around the world.
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- quantum13 said:
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- Sott said:
" Don't normally fire .357; use 38 special +p hollow points in the bedside table and 38 special leaded for practice. the 357 was hot and after 50 rds, i felt it in my sholder."