Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

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Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by jordanrucker » 10 Oct 2008, 15:31

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by MrSlippyFist » 10 Oct 2008, 15:52

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Esteves » 10 Oct 2008, 15:54

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by jordanrucker » 10 Oct 2008, 15:55

So can I have my gunshop sell it to me?

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Post by Esteves » 10 Oct 2008, 16:01

Probably not.
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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by jordanrucker » 10 Oct 2008, 16:04

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by MrSlippyFist » 10 Oct 2008, 18:11

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Cyberfly » 10 Oct 2008, 18:31

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Wollychop » 10 Oct 2008, 18:34

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by MrSlippyFist » 10 Oct 2008, 18:53

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Cyberfly » 10 Oct 2008, 18:56

I know what they're good for!

Sending to EA and getting them refilled into something useful! :lmao:
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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by fzr confused » 29 Oct 2008, 15:06

what is so special about the ss198? is it more like the ss190 or something?

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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Esteves » 29 Oct 2008, 15:17

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Wollychop » 29 Oct 2008, 15:19

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by f3rr37 » 29 Oct 2008, 15:29

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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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by fzr confused » 29 Oct 2008, 15:30

awesome...so basically its almost the EA S4?

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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by Wollychop » 29 Oct 2008, 15:37

ferret - oops, thanks for the correction :)

fzr, no, the S4 is much faster.

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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by jmz5 » 29 Oct 2008, 15:40

Almost, but not quite.
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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by ChuckD » 29 Oct 2008, 17:20

The EA S4 is basically the pinnacle of 5.7 cartridges. If you can get it, do it. Its amazing.

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Re: Someone explain the rules on the ss198 cartridge.

Post by fzr confused » 29 Oct 2008, 17:23

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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