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Old 05-17-2001, 09:55 PM   #1
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Ok guys, We all know that S&B is really inexpensive, but which shoots cleaner and has a lower muzzle flash, Federal's American Eagle or S & B? Sam
 
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Old 05-17-2001, 09:58 PM   #2
 
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The S&B I have shot at night (72 round night IDPA match) had the
LEAST muzzle flash of any factory load at the range that night.
Extremely low signature.

As far as fouling, it is probably a bit dirtier, but ANY tactical 1911 should last 500-1000 rounds between cleaning of even the dirtiest ammo.

For my money, I LOVE the S&B, and I have tried everything else (Fiocchi, PMP, PMC, Fed., Win, Rem...yadda yadda yadda)
 
Old 05-18-2001, 10:26 AM   #3
 
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I'll second the motion on S&B. It's great stuff. I've shot cases of both .40 and .45 and like it a lot. Always feeds & fires, pretty good accuracy and not to grubby. And my friends who reload tell me the brass is pretty damn good, too.

Try Natchez Shooter Supply http://www.natchezss.com They usually have great prices on S&B.

Chad
 
 
Old 05-19-2001, 11:45 PM   #4
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OK, I'm sold, where is the cheapest place to buy S&B? Sam
 
Old 06-04-2001, 11:24 PM   #5
 
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Another great source for S&B 45 ball is http://www.aimsurplus.com . We just ordered some for $165 per 1000.
 
Old 06-05-2001, 10:11 PM   #6
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Just ordered a case of S&B 9mm 115gr. for $123.76 (includes shipping) from Natchez. I'll let every one know how I like it. Sam
 
Old 07-13-2001, 10:12 PM   #7
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Shot 200 rounds so far. Love it! Sam
 
Old 07-13-2001, 10:19 PM   #8
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S&B is pretty good but for my money my favorite .45 ball is the Federal white box contract 230gr FMJ.
It is very clean and it is loaded with reduced flash powders.

I usually pickup a few cases at a time as various runs come through.
Give it a try, I think you will like it.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 10:43 PM   #9
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David, How does it compare to S&B in cost and where can I get it online? Thanks, Sam
 
Old 07-14-2001, 06:49 AM   #10
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Sam,
It is usually 9.50 per box of 50rds and I ahve purchased it online in the past form Eric the ammo man @ http://www.ammoman.com and form Natchesz shooters shupply @ http://www.natchezss.com.

I find it to be very good ammo and for those that are interested the Federal Contract ammo also features sealed primers, NATO marked cases and lacquered loads for good water resistance.
 
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