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Do P90/FN57 function well w/o coated ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Oleg Volk, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Does the coating rub off on one firing?
  2. redloki

    redloki New Member

    May 24, 2005
    Pea Ridge, Arkansas
    I don't know Oleg. I just got my fiveseven this past weekend. Have you checked the Fivesevenforum ? A lot of good info there reguarding these two firearms. I read a post that stated that the coating was laquer and was put there to aid in extraction of the round. It seems from what I read it is that the lack of coating that causes issues and no, it takes reloading (tumbling) the brass several times for it to come off to any degree. I know I am scratching the surface here on this topic so please feel free to do a bit of reading in the link provided.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2007
  3. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    It is my understanding that the laquar coating on the rounds do wear off after 1-2 reloads. Now, the coating is necessary for the PS90. However, U can continue to reload the casings for the 5-7 handgun.

    That is what I have been told by reloaders. There was some discussion on this at the FN Forum lately (www.fnforum.net ) - and some disputed the issue about the PS90. They claimed they would test it themselves, but they never came back and stated the results.

    From prev postings by experienced reloaders, I believe it is true about the PS90.

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