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 Post subject: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:31 pm 
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I know the round is expensive, but if I were wanting a box, how do I go about getting some. I understand FN restricts sales to civilian but its not regulated by the ATF. Can someone explain? I know EA products would be better, but just want to possibly have a box.


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Anyone can own it. It's buying it that's tough. You'll have to pay the high prices set by the individuals who bought a couple cases at retail price if you are not LEO or military yourself. If you are, there are many places that will sell you a case with company/agency letterhead.



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It sounds like you understand the rules. You "just" need to find a seller who has a supply and won't have that supply cut off by FN for selling to you.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:55 pm 
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So can I have my gunshop sell it to me?


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Probably not.



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Well damn that sucks. I guess I'll just keep my eyes open. i've only seen them on gunbroker.com for sale to civilians. Thanks for the heads up. Let me know if anyone hears anything differently.


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I got a case from a supplier and sold some on gunbroker at half of what they're going for now, but couldn't secure any more. I would try again since I have a valid Military ID, but all my funds have been going elsewhere.



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I thought seriously of offering to order some on behalf of the members, but couldn't bring myself to do it. This stuff is crap compared to what EA offers. Besides, it would have to be shipped to my residence, then REshipped to the members. Paying for shipping twice would make it unprofitable for folks.



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They can be very finicky. They even have a release that a dealer has to sign.

Sorta rediculous when you conisder what the round actually is / does.



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All true statements. If you want a box to complete a collection, I can make you a better deal than Gunbroker. Otherwise, Get some EA.



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I know what they're good for!

Sending to EA and getting them refilled into something useful! :lmao:



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 Post subject: Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.
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what is so special about the ss198? is it more like the ss190 or something?


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I believe that FN specifically engineered the SS198 as a training cartridge for those who regularly carry SS190. The exterior ballistics (bullet drop) are supposed to be closer to the SS190 than the SS195 is.



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The SS198 is the SS195 projectile on top of a few more grains of powder, giving it a couple hundred feet per second increase in muzzle velocity over the SS195.

Also, it's ballistic trajectory is supposed to be nearly identical to the SS190, making it a cheaper alternative to train with for those with access to the 190.



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Wollychop wrote:
The SS198 is the SS195 projectile on top of a few more grains of powder, giving it a couple hundred feet per second increase in muzzle velocity over the SS195.


A couple tenths of a grain...



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 Post subject: Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.
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awesome...so basically its almost the EA S4?


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ferret - oops, thanks for the correction :)

fzr, no, the S4 is much faster.



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 Post subject: Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.
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The EA S4 is basically the pinnacle of 5.7 cartridges. If you can get it, do it. Its amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.
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i have a few boxes of S4's sitting in my ammo cabinet ;). i asked if it was like the S4 because they both use the same projectile and it was said that the 198 was a few hundred fps faster than the 195 and the S4 is 2-300fps faster than it as well. i cant wait to get my 57 back so i can blast off some of these rounds!


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