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HERTER'S Herter's® Rifle Ammo

This ammunition is loaded by Sellier & Bellot, one of the world's oldest, most-respected manufacturers, renowned for its affordable and reliable cartridges. They're made using high-quality powders, bullets and primers to ensure consistent feeding and hard-hitting accuracy. Herter's Select-Grade rifle ammo is available in a large selection of centerfire calibers. These new-manufacture reloadable cartridges are ideal for target shooting and hunting. Contains steel.
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Is this ammo made in the USA?

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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, item number IK-218429, is made in the Czech Republic.
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No. It is manufactured by Sellier & Bellot in the Czech Republic.
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The box i recieved stated made in the Czech Republic !
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Is there any steel in these bullets?

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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, item # IK-218429, uses a bimetal bullet that is magnetic. Except for the .338 Lapua which is using a 250 gr. Sierra Matchking, this bullet is not a bimetal bullet.
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As follow-up I used a bullet puller to confirm that the projectile is highly magnetic, the case is not. This was 243
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YES! This ammo is magnetic!
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is this ammo manufactured at the sellier and bellot plant?

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Thank you for your recent inquiry and request for information regarding the manufacturer for the Herter's Rifle Ammo, Item # IK-218429. Although we can certainly understand and appreciate your request for the vendor information, the Cabela's products advertised are trade marked products of Cabela's, Inc. Since these items are exclusive to Cabela's, the vendors have simply requested we not release their address information. Accordingly, we respectfully decline to divulge the manufacturer for this merchandise. Being extremely proud of our reputation as a service oriented company, we stand behind these products and will do our best to alleviate any concerns or issues that may arise.
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The 30-06 SPCE I purchased says on the box it was manufactured by Sellier and Bellot. I also have the same load sold as Sellier and Bellot ammo. They look and shoot identical.
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It is made by them in the Czech Republic, so I would assume it's their plant.
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I have a question about Herter's brass case 7.62x54R. Is there any steel in this cartridge?

My gun club doesn't allow an magnetic rounds. I'm shooting a Mosin Nagant M44.
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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, Item # IK-218429, uses a bimetal alloy jacket that does contain steel.
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The 7.62x39 ammo contains steel. It is magnetic.

I learned it the hard way.
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Been shooting these at indoor ranges, they checked ok
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Is the Herter's 22-250 55 Grain SP suitable for deer hunting?

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In regards to the Herter's® Rifle Ammo, item # IK-218429, the .22-250 55 grain SP will need to be checked against your state regulations to see if it meets the minimum requirements for deer hunting.
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Check the applicable state regulations for the ft/lbs of energy requirements.
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if he is no more than 30yrds away you might hit him. get some federal and forget this stuff.
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Herter's 30-30 ammo is it brass or steel case?

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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, item # IK-218429, in 30-30 Winchester has brass casings.
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Brass. At least, the ones I buy at Cabela's are.
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Brass.
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What is the muzzle velocity of the 150 gr. 30-30 ammo?

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Herter's Rifle Ammo Item IK-218429 muzzle velocity of the 150 gr. 30-30 ammo is 2388 f-s.
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depending on grain load and powder used the range will be from 1900 to 2200 fps
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The 150 gr Herter's Ammo in 30-30 is advertised at 2820 fps.
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Are the Herter's 7.62X39 brass or steel case?

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The Herter's 7.62 x 39mm 123-gr. SP Rifle Ammo, item IK-218429, is loaded in boxer primed brass cases.
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Brass to my knowledge!
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Brass, and very easy to reload.
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Is the 338 lapua a magnum round?

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The .338 Lapua in the Herter's Rifle Ammo, item IK-218429; is a long-action magnum round.
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No, it is not a magnum. However, they are good ammo especially for the price. Under 1 moa at 300 yards for a 10 shot group with a Savage 110ba rifle and Trijicon 5-20x50 scope. I would highly recommend for distances of 1000yds or less.
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Is the 6.5x55 ammo brass cased or steel

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The 6.5x55 Herter's Rifle Ammo, item number IK-218429, will have a brass case.
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Black box Herter's is brass. Yellow box Herter's is steel. It's printed on the box faces.
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6.5x55 Ballistics?

I'm having difficulty finding any information regarding coefficient, velocity, trajectory, or energy online and its not printed on the product's box. In order to use this cartridge safely and humanely it would be helpful to have this info.
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Herter's Rifle Ammo Item # IK- 21-8429 coefficient, velocity, trajectory, and energy for 6.5X55 SWED 140GR SP
Bullet BC .338
Test barrel length 23.62 inches
Velocity, Energy, Trajectory zeroed at 100yds
Muzzle, 2608 fps. 2115 ft./lbs.
100 yds. 2352 fps. 1721 ft./lbs. 0
200 yds. 2111 fps. 1386 ft./lbs. -4.8
300 yds. 1885 fps. 1105 ft./lbs. -17.4
400 yds. 1675 fps. 873 ft./lbs. -39.9
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The information I have provided is for a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser with a 140gr SP bullet with 2671 fps velocity and muzzle energy of 2217. The bullet coefficient is 0.338 and zeroed at 100 yards. At 100 yards 2412 fps with 1808 ftlbs energy, at 200 yards 4.50" drop at 2168 fps with 1461 ftlbs energy and at 300 yards 16.44 drop at 1938 fps. with 1167 ftlbs energy. This is more than enough to humanly take most big game that is in North America or anywhere else.
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The herters .30/06 spce is loaded to same specs/ ballistics as the sellier and bellot?.

Sellier and bellot 150 gr .30/06 is considered safe in garand.
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Herter's Rifle Ammo, item – 218429, will have the same ballistics as the Sellier and Bellot .30-06 round.
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Yes they are, both are manufactured in the Czech Republic and Herter's is made by Sellier & Bellot and I have shot both through a Chronometer and they were on the mark and without knowing you can not tell the difference. But as far a the Garand goes you would be well advised to shoot ammunition that was made for a Garand. The pressures of other cartridges may very well damage your rifle or worse. American Eagle® Rifle Ammunition Item No: IK-214240 and PPU .30-06 M1 Garand Ammunition
Item No: IK-218567 both are good cartridges that are designed with the M1 Garand in mind and are in stock right now at Cabela's.
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M1 Garand compatible ?

Is the Herters Select Grade .30-.06 Springfield (150 gr. SPCE) ok to use in a Garand?
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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, Item # IK-218429, 30-.06 Springfield (150 gr. SPCE), is not recommended for the M1 Grand.
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i use 30.06 in my m1 gran. thats all i can say.
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Is the Herters 223 SP Ammo Brass Cased ?

21-8429 HERTER'S RIFLE AMMO 223REM 55GR SP
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The Herter's Rifle Ammo, item number IK-218429, is brass cased.
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yes but it not made in the usa so i dont wont the stuff.
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Type of primer used. Berdan or Boxer?

I am wonder which type of primer these rounds use? I will be firing and reloading 7.62x54R.
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The Herter's® Rifle Ammo, item # IK-218429, have boxer primers.
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Everything I have read states they are Boxer Primed and Non-Corrosive. I shoot these in 40 S&W, 9mm and in 30-06 and have had zero problems with corrosion I just follow good maintenance rules and clean my fire arms when I am done shooting back at my home base.
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Are these heater's in the 243 cal. 100gr good for deer/hog hunting here in the midwest

I bought this remington 243 for my 12yr old grandson to start hunting deer with and a hog hunt in the fall. Are these shells a good product they are very inexpensive which worries me a little.
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Absolutely! It's good for any deer anywhere. . I would assume you can use them on hogs as well. We don't hunt hogs where I live, but I know they'll work for deer. I use 100 gr exclusively. There probably inexpensive because of cheaper foreign labor. The quality is first rate. Give 'em a try! Hope this helps. Good hunting to you guys.
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They will definately do the job on deer & hogs.
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Bullet Drop

What the bullet drop for the 7.62x54r with 180 grain zeroed in at 100yds
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The Herter's® Rifle Ammo, item – 218429, in 7.62x54R was calculated with a zero sight at 100 yards and has a 5.1” drop at 200 yards, a 18.7" drop at 300 yards, and a 43.7” drop at 400 yards.
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that depends on how you set your scoop. you can all ways adjust your Bullet drop with your scoop.
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Ballistics for 22-250

Can you please give the ballistic coefficient for the 55 g SP 22-250. Where is the Herters ballistic information posted for all their rounds?
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The ballistics for the Herter's® Rifle Ammo 22-250 55 gr SP are as follows:

Muzzle Velocity (FPS): 3090
Energy(Ft. Lbs): 1000 (muzzle)
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I can't give you the exact coefficient of the 22-250, but I can tell you that the ballistics are better than the .223 or NATO 5.56. I hope this helps.
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.243 100gr balistics info. bullet coefficient and muzzle

Looking for help with info on bullet coefficient, muzzle velocity, and any other ballistics info for the .243 100 grain herters.
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The ballistic information for the .243 caliber Herter's Rifle Ammo, item IK-218429, is listed below.
Ballistic Coefficient- .249
Muzzle Velocity- 2904FPS.
Muzzle Energy- 1873ft. lbs.
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I have this info for you regarding a .243 and a 100gr SP with a bullet coefficient of 0.249 and muzzle velocity of 2903 fps and 1871 ftlbs of energy . Zeroed at 100 yards 2538 fps with 1430 ftlbs of energy, 200 yards 3.93" drop 2201 fps with 1075 ftlbs of energy, 300 yards 15.11" drop 1890 fps with 793 ftlbs of energy.
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7mm Remington Magnum ballistics?

What are the ballistics for the 7mm Rem. Mag. 140 gr. load?
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The ballistics information for the Herter's Rifle Ammo, item # IK-218429, are as follows:

Ballistic Coefficient:0.395
Muzzle Velocity:2817
Test Barrel Length ( mm ) 24.02
Velocity at Muzzle in FPS: 3817
Velocity at 100 Yards in FPS: 2587
Velocity at 200 Yards in FPS: 2368
Velocity at 300 Yards in FPS: 2160
Energy at 400 Yards in Ft. Lbs.:1190
Trajectory at Muzzle in Inches for a zeroed range of 100
Yards and a sight height of 1.5 Inches:-1.5
Trajectory at 100 Yards in Inches for a zeroed range of 100
Yards and a sight height of 1.5 Inches:0
Trajectory at 200 Yards in Inches for a zeroed range of 100
Yards and a sight height of 1.5 Inches: -3.7
Trajectory at 300 Yards in Inches for a zeroed range of 100
Yards and a sight height of 1.5 Inches: -13.6
Trajectory at 400 Yards in Inches for a zeroed range of 100
Yards and a sight height of 1.5 Inches:-31
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if you are shooting this stuff it don't matter .
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