Sellier & Bellot Ammo
Sellier and Bellot is one of the larger and more diverse ammo companies with rounds for sale to American civilian shooters.
“S&B” as Sellier and Bellot is frequently called is based out of Vlasim in the Czech Republic. S&B is known for producing high quality ammunition.
Who Owns Sellier & Bellot?
Sellier & Bellot is currently owned and operated by a company known as CBC or Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos. CBC is a South American ammunition manufacturer and holds the esteemed position of being one of the largest ammo makers in the world.
CBC is imports ammo made in their Brazilian facility located in the Sao Paulo area (Magtech). Even though Sellier and Bellot is currently owned by CBC, they have a long history of manufacturing ammo in the Czech Republic.
Founding Fathers of S&B
French born German businessman Louis Sellier founded Sellier & Belot in 1825 on August 5th. Obviously, his name is one of the two found in the company’s name. Sellier was asked by the Austrian Emperor Francis I to manufacture percussion caps for his military and their firearms. Soon after starting work on the percussion, Louis Sellier gained a smart and hard working business partner, Jean Maria Nicolaus Bellot. With Sellier’s manufacturing capability and know-how, and the relentless drive and passion of Bellot, they pushed their little ammo company forward again and again.
As growth continued, Sellier and Bellot made their mark in the international ammunition markets. Even back in 1830, S&B was rapidly building percussion caps and made over 60-million of them. Up until 1837, their production increased almost 3 times, giving them a total of 156 Million percussion caps produced.
In 1870, Sellier and Bellot began manufacturing cartridges for multiple platforms and percussion systems. They had facilities making rimfire cartridges, pinfire percussion style rounds, and centerfire loads. Even back then, their technology and production facilities were state-of-the-art and capable of a massive number of cartridges in a short period of time. In fact, within just a few short years, the production capability of their centerfire cartridge lines shot up to 10 Million plus rounds a year.
Louis Sellier passed away in 1870 and his fortune and his shares in the company were passed on to his heirs. They continued building the company he and his partner built from the ground up and continue to supply their ammunition to destinations all over Europe and throughout the international market.
In 1893, Sellier and Bellot received its first ammunition trademark in Prague. Two years later, they expanded the cartridge line to include hunting rounds and cartridge cases for larger calibers. They also expanded the line to include copper primers for demolition and blasting caps. Up next, new manufacturing lines in Skoda Pilsen.
Sellier & Bellot in World War I
From 1914 to 1918 World War I raged and took its toll on the world. Sellier and Bellot factories were impacted and ceased work on hunting and other civilian ammunition production lines. All production lines were used for making military ammunition for the Czech Republic.
S&B built handgun ammo and even developed new rounds during this war effort. One such round was the 9mm Steyr cartridge that was designed for and used in pistols. Rifle ammunition was also manufactured in huge numbers.
Soon after World War One ended in 1918, Sellier and Bellot became the majority supply source for handgun cartridges throughout the newly formed independent Czechoslovakian Army and their police force. Once peace spread across Europe, commercial hunting and competition cartridge production resumed. S&B also further expanded their production capability of civilian rounds.
After successfully arming their own military during World War One, Sellier and Bellot is sought after by other countries for the ammunition they are able to produce in large numbers. South American and Asian armies begin to purchase and utilize infantry cartridges for rifles and handguns from the S&B lines. The massive success of these rounds makes Sellier and Bellot a powerhouse in the international military ammunition marketplace and cements their place in history.
Sellier & Bellot After World War II
Soon after World War 2 ended, the new Czech Government monopolized all commercial and non-commercial ammunition production plants and greatly expanded the non-military rifle caliber lines. The commercial cartridge lines expanded to 20 revolver rounds, 10 handgun loads, and 40 rifle cartridge types. They also begin producing shotshells for everything from 12 gauge to .410 gauge and seemingly everything in between.
Sellier & Bellot’s production soon reached 5 times its previous output and set new records within the company. Even though it was in the early half of the 20th century, roughly 70% of the ammo produced is exported or made specifically for exporting. Plus, even though commercial ammo production is at its highest its ever been during this time, the Czech Army still needed 7.62x54R, 7.62x39mm, and 7.62x45 for their firearms. S&B filled that need. In 1972, Sellier and Bellot began to produce ammunition under the current and known standards set forth by the Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms or the C.I.P. Even though the C.I.P. was formed in 1914, many ammo companies didn’t conform to their standards until many years later, and S&B is a perfect example of this.
Today’s Manufacturing Standards
When 1992 rolled around, Sellier and Bellot became a JSC or a Joint Stock Company and shares became available for the company. The company’s stock is held by Czech citizens and employees of S&B only. Most of the exports that leave the company and travel the world are done through S&B Trade A.S. which is another part of the S&B company. With their ammo being sent to over 70 countries, you can bet that their products are top notch.
Six years later, S&B gained their ISO 9001 certification and earned a bronze medal for Ammunition production from a well-known journal one year later.
The year 2005 brought with it the 180th anniversary of Sellier and Bellot JSC and set some major milestones in the company. It has produced and engineered ammunition and other product since 1825 and has never been interrupted by internal strife, war, money issues, changes in leadership, or anything else. That’s 180 years of production and top quality work. Even though S&B was bought out by CBC of Brazil in 2009, they are still going strong and they continue to make stellar ammo at affordable prices, just like they always have.
In Stock Sellier & Bellot Calibers for Sale Today!
20 Rounds of 6.5 mm Creedmoor Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 140 gr FMJBTDue to availability issues and low supply of my preferred 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition I bought 200 rounds to take to a precision long range class last weekend. I was concerned based off a review claiming cracking casings and a broken extractor, but my son and I ran all 200 rounds and connected with targets all the way out to 1,125 yards with absolutely zero issues. This ammunition is far from being a "bargain" at nearly $2.50 per round but I wouldn't hesitate to order it again if my preferred rounds are still unavailable.(Posted on 04/12/2021)
20 Rounds of 7.62x54r Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 180gr FMJI never really "enjoyed" shooting my mosin nagant. I was never able to reliably shoot with the iron sights and steel case milsurp ammo. I finally decided to invest in a brass stacker scope mount, a hi-lux long eye relief scope and some quality brass ammo (This ammo). After spending a few hours tinkering with the mount and scope I finally got it on and properly adjusted. With this ammo in hand I had the rifle zeroed to 100 yards in about 10 minutes. From there I was plinking the 300 yard gong more consistently than anyone else at the range. My 90 year old mosin nagant was putting others modern bolt action rifles and AR-15s to shame. I even had someone asking me questions about the gun like a mosin nagant isn't the most recognizable, boring and old gun on the planet. Some quality ammo and an optic can really breath life into any old gun. On top of all this, I don't have to immediately rush home to try and clean the gun since it isn't corrosive!(Posted on 04/10/2021)
20 Rounds of 6.5 mm Creedmoor Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 140 gr FMJBTPut 40 rounds through a Thompson Center. Performed very well as expected. No issues.(Posted on 04/08/2021)
20 Rounds of 6.5 mm Creedmoor Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 140 gr FMJBTBought 200 rounds. In the first 42 rounds 5 casings cracked out. After shipping your paying more than $2.50 per round. This broke the extractor on my 6.5. Witch I’ve got over $4000 into. What happened to “you get what you pay for”?(Posted on 04/04/2021)
20 Rounds of .300 AAC Blackout Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 200gr FMJThis round performs perfectly now that I tuned by AR pistol to it. I had to change the buffer and spring for it to cycle. I may need to re-tune after I get my suppressor. My only complaint is with the high cost of ammo during this shortage. Can't wait till things get back to normal.(Posted on 04/03/2021)
50 Rounds of .30 Carbine Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 110gr FMJThey done what they said they would do Would buy from there again(Posted on 04/01/2021)
50 Rounds of 10mm Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 180gr FMJThis is a great quality ammo reasonable prices, no issues. I thank bulk ammo for your reliability on supplies during this whole pandemic and ridiculous democrats. We have to get while the getting is good thank god for bulk ammo providing your service. I hope to continue business.(Posted on 03/30/2021)
50 Rounds of .30 Carbine Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 110gr SPTCB on all issues in the quick enclosed sense ! Todays urban warfare meets the test for those who....well yesterday was..(Posted on 03/20/2021)
50 Rounds of 10mm Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 180gr FMJ500 rounds cycled reliably through my Glock 20. Bought it almost 2 years ago, still the best price for 10mm.(Posted on 03/07/2021)
50 Rounds of 10mm Ammo by Sellier & Bellot - 180gr FMJBulk Ammo currently had the best price that I could find for 10mm ammo, and it was delivered two days after purchase. Awesome!! Thank You!!(Posted on 03/06/2021)