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Old 10-10-2021, 09:05 PM
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Is SK ammo rejects from Lapua?



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Since Lapua owns SK just wondering if both ammos are made in the same facility and if the SK line has a wider spec range or perhaps even rejects that didn’t make Lapua’s standards? ? If you look at the published specs of both companies products you can see many of the ammos share identical velocities. What say you?
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:22 PM
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SK is made at the same factory as Lapua.
The difference is in the quality control and lot testing.
The SK is held to slightly lower standards, which keeps cost down.
The SK is a midgrade 22lr not intended for serious competition.
I have had bricks of SK Biathlon that shot as well as Midas+ and X-Act.
SK Pistol Match and Rifle Match are decent products.
Results are dependent on y'er luck with the assembly line lottery.

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Old 10-10-2021, 09:43 PM
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Based on these two links, the "made in the same factory" is true.

https://www.lapua.com/about-us/lapua-production-sites/

https://sk-ammunition.com/about/about-sk-ammunition/

Who knows about the quality sorting. I've read that Lapua is made on newer equipment, and SK is made on the old Lapua equipment. So separate lines.

I've only tried SK Biathlon Sport, and it's good stuff. At least in my 452.
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:52 PM
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Would be interesting to see how they measure every round to determine what passes or fails the required standards.
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:34 PM
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I was at the Ohio Lapua testing center recently and asked if SK was made on older Lapua machines. I was told that this isn’t the case.
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Old 10-11-2021, 08:32 AM
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I have no first hand experience with either brand, but…
If they have different headstamps, I can’t see the ‘Lapua reject’ theory working.
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I'm pretty sure they all share the same head stamps on the brass cases though lot code numbers do differ.
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Pretty sure the SK is made on different lines and different machines.
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Pretty sure the SK is made on different lines and different machines.
Just like the two lines of Eley, different lines, but I have often suspected that the cases come off the same line and maybe even the bullets. Maybe the bullets are quality sorted?
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:58 AM
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Both Lapua and SK are made at the Nammo facilities at Schönebeck, Germany. There is a production line with the loading machines etc. for only Lapua ammo. There is another one for SK ammos, with different loading machines etc.

Lapua Center X, Midas +, and X-Act all use the same bullets (represented by the third digit in the lot number -- a number 5 for all of them), casings, priming compound, and propellant. All of these are assessed for meeting certain requirements and tolerances.

The two lines of SK ammo -- 1073 and 1106 fps -- are produced on the SK machinery. The slower velocity run produces SK Rifle Match, SK Standard Plus, SK Pistol Match, and SK Magazine. The 1106 production run produces SK Long Range Match, SK Biathlon Sport, and SK Pistol Match Special. The components are assessed for meeting certain requirements and tolerances.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:46 AM
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The SK line is the same as Geco from RWS it is a cheaper lower quality ammo made for the hunters and the ones who like to shoot but dont want to pay top dollar for the high end ammo.
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Geco is made by RUAG which I believe is a different company altogether. Geco is no longer imported into the US and their Norma Tac .22 has taken Geco's place here in the US.
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Geco is made by RUAG which I believe is a different company altogether. Geco is no longer imported into the US and their Norma Tac .22 has taken Geco's place here in the US.
Dang it. Geco was my favorite low cost ammo. Probably shot 5 cases between the Rifle and the Match. I'm going to have to savor my last case.
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Old 10-12-2021, 11:58 AM
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Geco is made by RUAG which I believe is a different company altogether. Geco is no longer imported into the US and their Norma Tac .22 has taken Geco's place here in the US.
Thanks for the info. Didn’t realize that. I was getting it at rural king a lot then bam, gone. Shot pretty good for me.
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:54 AM
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All I can say is SK seemed to shoot better in my guns than Lapua. Mine loved SK SSHP’s the best and now they do not make that ammo anymore.
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