Selllier & Bellot 7.62x54R 2019 dated

Recently came across some Sellier & Bellot 7.62x54R of the style shown bellow, with a 174gr BTHP projectile. Cases have a 19 date. Lot number inside box flap is 436 / 2.

58713 SB 762x54R 2019 hs

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Maybe some new EU law requires them to put a date onto the headstamp? See if there will be “20” soon.

I have noted a recent trend in finding dated headstamps on commercial ammunition. I have a lot of them, especially from Sellier & Bellot. I don’t have any information, though, as to the “why of it.” The majority of commercial ammo I have seen to date still do not have dates.

John Moss

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