Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with 18

Sellier & Bellot – 5.56x45mm – 77 Grain – HPBT Ammo Review

Sellier & Bellot 5.56x45mm NATO – 77 Grain – Hollow Point Boat Tail Ammo Review

Sellier & Bellot 556 Ammo featuring a 77 grain hollow point boat tail projectile

For everyone shooting Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches, accurized AR matches, or weekend warriors looking to stretch their AR-15 out a little farther, everyone is looking for the most accurate 556 ammo. Known for quality as a plinking round and its economical price, this Sellier & Bellot is making waves as a high-quality match grade product with their 77 grain 556 ammunition. Not only was this product accurate but consistent for long range shooting. Looking to stretch your AR-15 out to 1,000 yards? Check out S&B 556 with their 77 grain hollow point boat tail projectile.


Let’s Start With The Setup

Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with 18" Barrel and NightForce ATACR 4-16x42m Optic.
Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with 18″ Barrel and NightForce ATACR 4-16x42m Optic.

For this test, we used a Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with an 18″ barrel, topped with a NightForce A.T.A.C.R 4-16x42mm. The rifle is outfitted with an Area 419 Hellfire Match muzzle break and a Magpul PRS Lite Stock. To put it mildly, this is an exceptional rifle that is routinely shot out to 1,000 yards at PRS competitions and Accurized AR type competitions. To measure the MOA, there was a four shot grouping and it was measured using the Spottr App. If you want to try the app out, you can download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play store or check it out at www.sportshooting.io.


Is Sellier & Bellot 556 Accurate?

4 shot grouping showing .57 MOA
4 shot grouping showing .57 MOA
7 Shot Feet Per Second Chart
7-Shot Feet Per Second Chart

Our shooter, Bryce miller shot a four shot group at 0.57 MOA at 100 yards with a Daniel Defense DDM4 Rifle with an 18″ Barrel. Being that 1 MOA is the standard that everyone is trying to achieve, .57 MOA is exceptionally accurate, especially considering this is commercially loaded ammunition by one of the largest ammunition manufacturers in the world. Next, we had our shooter run this ammo through a Magnetospeed V3 chronograph  to determine the consistency of the Sellier & Bellot 5.56×45 77 grain ammo. The maximum FPS for this 556 ammo was 2,767 feet per second, with a minimum FPS of 2,716 and a seven shot average of 2,753 FPS giving it a standard deviation of 17.9. Overall, Sellier & Bellot wildly exceeded our expectations for accuracy and consistency. Simply put, this is match grade ammo.

The Verdict:

With ammunition this accurate, why waste time handloading? When we asked Bryce how he liked the S&B 556 77 grain ammo against other brands such as PMC, Sierra, etc, his answer said everything we needed to know, “Honestly, I stopped evaluating other 77 grain’s. This stuff does great out to 1,000 yards, its competition ready ammo.”

Want to try out Sellier & Bellot 5.56 for yourself? Shop Sellier & Bellot 5.56 ammo here

Our friend Bryce Miller did this testing for us. You may know Bryce from GNARPM on YouTube, if you’ve never heard of it and like cars, search GNARPM on YouTube. You can thank us in Bryce Miller racing in Lamborghini the comments below after watching them off-road a couple Mclaren 570 GT’s. Bryce has raced Lamborghini Super Trofeo’s and Porsche GT3 Cup Cars all over North America and remains a performance driver for Aston Martin. The shooting bug caught Bryce a couple years ago and he has brought his same passion and dedication for racing to the world of PRS shooting. If you want to follow Bryce on Instagram, check him out at @brycemiller34 or his website at brycemillerracing.com.

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