SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

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SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by bvtbee66 » 21 Sep 2017, 05:26

Can someone inform me on the meaningful difference between SS198LF & SS195LF ballistics. Other then the fact that the SS198LF bullet is designated a green tip and sold in a red box and the SS195LF is sold in a blue box????

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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by panzermk2 » 21 Sep 2017, 10:01

Yes.

SS192 Leaded Primer
SS195 LF Lead free primer
SS198 Lead free primer

All use the same 27gr bullet.

In the past the 195 came in a solid white box. Then it was re packaged in the current Blue and White box. Along with the new box FNH neutered the the SS195 markedly. Depending on the batch 400fps slower then old white box SS195.

FNH starts loosing LEO ammunition sales to Elite Ammunition and EA's S4M that uses the same 27gr bullet but MUCH faster. FNH has O Shit moment and creates the SS198. SS198 is loaded to original white box spec SS195.

EA's S4M is still 400+ fps faster than SS198. Apparently the green paint did not provide the performance upgrade FNH had hoped for.


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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by Buffman » 21 Sep 2017, 17:20

Chrono still only shows S4m around 200 fps faster than SS198 :D

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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by metroplex » 03 Jun 2021, 16:51

I chronographed 2006 lot SS195 at 2500 fps, 2021 lot SS195 at 2400 fps. No idea a out S4M. I have some SS198 arriving and will test it.

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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by blueorison » 04 Jun 2021, 23:46

Out of the FsN?!

You mean out of the PS90, right?!
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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by Buffman » 06 Jun 2021, 19:12

Also note that all 2018 and newer SS198LF have a cannelure on the bullet. Not sure why unless they are using it for crimping, but it's well below the neck.

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Re: SS198LF & SS195LF Ammo

Post by panzermk2 » 07 Jun 2021, 07:05

Yes there is a cannelure, but they are still glueing.
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