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    Real FN 197 Ammo ? Real or ???

    Hi,

    I just purchased 40 boxes of "new" 197 Official FN 5.8 X 28 Ammo from Gun Broker.com. All of the boxes that I received didn't contain a clear sticker which seal the box. Is that weird ? Input appreciated.


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    do they go BANG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibinac420 View Post
    I just purchased 40 boxes of "new" 197 Official FN 5.8 X 28 Ammo from Gun Broker.com. All of the boxes that I received didn't contain a clear sticker which seal the box. Is that weird ? Input appreciated.
    The seal is hit and miss. Some have it some don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibinac420 View Post
    Hi,

    I just purchased 40 boxes of "new" 197 Official FN 5.8 X 28 Ammo from Gun Broker.com. All of the boxes that I received didn't contain a clear sticker which seal the box. Is that weird ? Input appreciated.
    Yeah it's REALLY WEIRD. I bet they will never go bang.

    Just send them to me, so you can sleep better at night and not worry about it, anymore
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    When I had a stash (back in the day)...

    The 197 didn't have the sticker on there. The 195LF always did, though.

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    Real FN 197 Ammo ? Real or ???

    What is this 5.7 ammo you speak of???


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    Real FN 197 Ammo ? Real or ???

    I have plenty of new, unopened boxes that did not come with the seal.

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    Methinks the real "thinking" here is "are these boxes of 197 just reloads?" I am no expert by a long ways but if you have the bullets from days gone by or even can get them today, what are the odds, at $60-70 per box that you can collect or have collected your cartridges and reload them and then pass them off as true 197s. A bit of money can be made for sure. When prices on literally anything go up exponentially, greed and ingenuity follow. Is this a real possiblity? Just curious and asking.

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    My cabelas stash had stickers on it, but most my others didn't. If you have suspected reloads, then snap a few pics of them and I am sure JHS or other resident experts can tell you. I have noticed the reloads will often differ in color of the tip and you can usual see marks on the casings
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    The sticker on the SS197SR boxes was never a gauranteed thing.

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