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Title: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: kgarrison on July 16, 2021, 12:35:10 PM
Pretty sure it's from the company Shell Tech


https://www.shellshocktechnologies.com/products/unloaded-cases/ (https://www.shellshocktechnologies.com/products/unloaded-cases/)


Two part case where the head is nickle coated aluminum and the body is described as a "nickle alloy stainless" that is magnetic.


The company also says it's re-loadable and sells dies to accomplish this.
Title: Re: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: Melissa DeBerry on July 19, 2021, 09:59:47 AM
Reminds me of the NOVX ammunition.
Title: Re: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: Cole on July 19, 2021, 10:28:20 AM
I recently saw this forum thread listing brands that were using cartridge cases of this type:


https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/checklist-of-companies-using-nas3-9-mm-cases/27280/72 (https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/checklist-of-companies-using-nas3-9-mm-cases/27280/72)

I can't vouch for how current or complete it is.  The info comes piecemeal over several posts, too.
Title: Re: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: Kelsey Cramer on July 26, 2021, 09:52:51 AM

That is a helpful thread on the cartridge collectors page, thanks for sharing!

I have twenty "S3" headstamped rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition in a case I'm currently working. The bullets look a lot like a Liberty Ammunition bullet (nickel plated solid copper hollowpoint), found this on their website https://libertyammo.com/ultra-lights/ . I did weigh one of the cartridges, I got 92.2 grains for the total weight.
Title: Re: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: James Stevens on July 26, 2021, 05:23:27 PM
 I recently purchased a box of Sierra Sports Ammunition from Academy Sports that has the same headstamp and design as your photos. They are loaded with a JHP. I have included a link to the website included on the back of the ammo box.


https://www.sierrabullets.com/sportsmaster/ (https://www.sierrabullets.com/sportsmaster/)
Title: Re: S3 9MM LUGER F headstamp
Post by: Mallory Foran on August 04, 2021, 06:03:06 PM
Thank you all for the information and input. S3 has been updated in the Headstamp Guide.


-Mallory
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