Reloading the 5.7x28


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Carbon_15
November 15, 2009, 09:24 AM
I picked up an FN FiveseveN pistol this weekend at the gunshow. I was wondering if you guys could share some reloading data with me using 40 grain bullets. Being a cheap-o I dont like to buy powder for just one caliber...I prefer powder that can multitask.
Currently I load .38, .380acp, .357, 30-06 and 7.62x39
Powder I have on hand that may be suitable:
Accurate 1680
Alliant Power Pistol
Alliant American Select

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Wilburt
November 15, 2009, 10:05 AM
5.7 is not as commonly talked about around here but i've heard good things about the 5.7 forum found here:

http://www.fivesevenforum.com/viewforum.php?f=19&sid=1edc921c2a592f06b6fd3e3eeca01b9d

That might help you if others don't chime in.

Carbon_15
November 15, 2009, 11:04 AM
Thanks...data is pretty scarce there too. Figured I would cast a wide net.

Walkalong
November 15, 2009, 11:49 AM
The fiveseven forum is the best place for info. Reloading the 5.7 in the guns commonly used for it is unlike any other bottle necked caliber.

LightningMan
November 15, 2009, 12:59 PM
the only published data I have is for Ramshot True-Blue & and Accurate No.5# & No.7# Go to the FiveseveN forum as many of those on that site have done their own reloading with other powders. I tend to stick with AA No.5# as I have lots of it. LM

jcwit
November 15, 2009, 02:35 PM
Wish someone built a bolt action rifle for this caliber! The Lyman manual #49 has load data in the pistol section.

Carbon_15
November 15, 2009, 05:14 PM
Can anyone post that data, or is it available online. Or do I just have to buy the Manual?
Thanks

rcmodel
November 15, 2009, 05:26 PM
Well, the Lyman #49 is copyrighted material, and they would like to sell a few to cover the costs of load testing for obscure calibers like the 5.7x28 I betcha.

I'd just buy one. (Oh wait, I have three or four lyman manuals!)

It's a great resource to have on hand.

rc

Walkalong
November 15, 2009, 07:21 PM
Accurate (http://www.accuratepowder.com/reloading.htm)has a little bit of online data, as well as Ramshot (http://www.ramshot.com/powders/).

The fivesevenforum (http://www.fivesevenforum.com/) ,as posted earlier, is a great place for info. The 5.7 is not a good caliber to learn on.

Powder I have on hand that may be suitable:
Accurate 1680
Alliant Power Pistol
Alliant American Select
1680 - too slow
Power Pistol - Might work
American Select - Too fast

Get some True Blue and follow Ramshots data. That is the safest way to start. Again, it is not a good caliber to learn reloading on.

Carbon_15
November 15, 2009, 07:50 PM
Thanks alot for the advice guys.
I think I am going to go with AA#7 since I can load .357 magnum with it also.
I have been reloading and casting for about 10 years now, and picked up the 5.7 as a new challenge. Should be interesting. I just dont like buying can after can of powder only to find out I dont like it.


Thanks,
Jason

MikeS.
November 17, 2009, 07:25 AM
This forum is good as well;

http://fnforum.net/

I bought a PS-90 awhile back and have done some reloading for it with Blue Dot.

glocktoys
December 24, 2009, 10:00 AM
i was going to reload too as soon as i got a ar-15 upper but dropped that idea and just selling the ammo (listed here 300 rounds) and have to see if i still have some brass from my fn 5.7 too

ForneyRider
December 29, 2009, 11:54 PM
Guns and Ammo did a reloading article on the 5.7. They used a wide array of powders from W231 to H110. The article was on their site for a long time.

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