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Sellier & Bellot sporting ammunition


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One of the oldest ammunition manufacturers in the world, Sellier & Bellot in the Czech Republic has precision parameters which ensure that their product is comparable with the world’s best.

Until recently many shooters were unfamiliar with the excellent ammunition that has long been made by Sellier & Bellot. Back in 1825 Louis Sellier together with Nicolaus Bellot began producing ignition caps in Czechoslovakia. The team’s refinements saw them granted patents in Austria and France, thus creating the foundations of modern technology for the production of modern ignition caps and preconditions for the development of uniform cartridges. Sellier & Bellot began producing hunting and sporting ammunition in 1829.

My introduction to Sellier & Bellot ammunition and its performance on game came about 50 years ago. I was stalking through open forest in Queensland’s red deer country, looking for stag and carrying a Mauser 98 chambered for the .30-06 Winchester. The magazine held four rounds of the 150gn soft-point loading from Sellier & Bellot.

I saw sunlight flash off ivory points between dark brown tree trunks about 75 metres away. A narrow opening about 20cm wide offered my only chance for a shot. A 10-point stag showed in my scope, and I dropped him.

Three decades later on a chamois hunt in the Austrian alps using a borrowed Mannlicher rifle, I was given a packet of Sellier & Bellot .243 ammunition loaded with the 100gn soft-point bullet. After a steep climb and waiting out a blizzard in a hut, my jager eventually found me a trophy chamois – a cow he said was 13 years of age. The range was over 300 metres and he asked me if I could make the shot. I said I could and did, and then also accounted for her calf. That was the last time I fired a round of S&B ammo unitl last year. Sellier & Bellot ammunition performed well for me


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