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Offline Rcher

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Sellier & Bellot FMJ 124 gr (Black Box, yellow bullet)
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
I received my order from Brownells with my favorite practice ammo (S & B 124gr).
It is interesting that color of the bullet is yellow, exactly the same as brass cartridge. Usually, copper bullet is more "red-ish". And I have other S&B ammo where color of the bullet is very distinct from cartridge color.

Is "yellow" bullet brass coated? Or different % of copper/zinc in projectile?

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Re: Sellier & Bellot FMJ 124 gr (Black Box, yellow bullet)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 04:58:51 PM »
Montana Gold bullets are certainly jacketed with brass, so there's no reason the S&B couldn't also be done that way.

http://montanagoldbullet.com/


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Offline Boris_LA

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Re: Sellier & Bellot FMJ 124 gr (Black Box, yellow bullet)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 05:43:53 PM »
I see yellow bullets on many European ammo. S&B, Pobjeda, Geco. It is true jacket (FMJ) and brass alloy just has different copper/zinc proportions. Not a problem, they shoot very well.

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Re: Sellier & Bellot FMJ 124 gr (Black Box, yellow bullet)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 11:00:35 PM »
I’ve just passed it off as “oh that’s interesting” and shot it without giving it another thought.
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