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Does anyone out there reload 5.7x28mm?

Discussion in '5.7 X 28mm Club' started by xsiv4s, May 30, 2010.

  1. xsiv4s

    xsiv4s CLM

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    I have been kicking around the idea of going through the hassle of getting a suppressor and I would like to try it on my FN 5.7 or my AR 57 (I guess both). I was wondering about using a larger grain military round (more mass) to make up for less powder. Has anyone messed around with this?
     
  2. miatank

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    I've seen some loads listed for bullets heavier than 40gr. but have not tried them myself. Suggest you search this forum: http://www.fivesevenforum.com/index.php

    dave - should give you a start
     

  3. grendelbane

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    I have loaded the 55 grain FMJ bullets. I didn't try and keep them sub-sonic, however.

    Others have loaded it sub-sonic.

    Even heavier bullets have been loaded, but 55 grain is as heavy as I have any experience with.
     
  4. ar15ed

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    i have a ps90, and my dad has a 5.7 (pistol). he is an avid reloader. he got a set of the rcbs dies when they first came out, and had no luck at all reloading them. he recently got a set of lee dies that have worked much better. lee doesn't catalog them, but if you call them direct, they will make you a set. i know lee sometimes has a little bad publicity, but i have never had a problem with any of their stuff, and in this case their dies are better than the others.

    another thing to know is that brass that has been fired in a rifle seems to resize better than brass that has been fired in the handgun. the action evidently opens up a little quicker in the handgun, and a lot of times the neck is pushed WAY forward. i guess there is a little more dwell-time in the rifles, and they are easier on the brass. that being said, the brass is always HARD to resize. unbelievably hard for such a tiny case. our experience has been that the brass is only useable for a very few loadings, sometimes only one or two times.

    i am definitely not an expert on the subject, but i have fooled with them a bit, and i have done some prior research on reloading the little guy. good luck with them!
     
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    Good afternoon.

    I'm writing to ask if anyone has experience using Hornady Dies for 5.7?

    Let me know how they are since I'm also an avid Lee Die user, and I love them. But I'd like to try Hornady for 5.7.

    Stay Safe!!!

    Lou
     
  7. Roughedgekid

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    I got the hornady dies when they first came out. I'm a Lee guy also so I would rather have the Lee's. The 5.7 is a pain to load as they are small to handle and I had to get a reducer for my funnel because Hornady dont have the powder through die so I dont load as many as I should but I still have many 35 gr. V-max bullets and around 500 brass in caes I get bored one day.