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what caliber for companies that don't offer 5.7x28 shellplates?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by taliv, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    Oct 23, 2004
    is anyone aware of a progressive press that will load 5.7x28?

    several companies offer dies, but i can't seem to find a progressive press of any make that has a shellplate, much less a case feeder.

    any suggestions would be much appreciated
  2. DaveInFloweryBranchGA

    DaveInFloweryBranchGA Participating Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    NE Georgia
    If you're trying to load this caliber faster than a single stage, but can't find a progressive shellplate for it, but can find the dies, you could do a lot worse than getting a Lee Classic Turret press with safety prime and a Pro Auto Disk. It's capable of 300 rounds per hour no problem, has auto advance of the dies and uses a standard shellholder for the ram, eliminating the need for a shellplate.

    While this isn't as fast as the faster progressives, it's not slow by a long shot and would allow you to fairly quickly load up a batch to shoot.

    Just a possible solution.


  3. Kamicosmos

    Kamicosmos Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I know Lee will make it for you. I read about a guy that had them make him a shell plate for....25acp I think, for his load master. If i remember correctly, the price wasn't too outrageous either. I'm actually surprised Dillon doesn't have one, since it' sthe new funky military thing, think there'd be guys reloading for their full-auto P90s...
  4. Matt-man

    Matt-man Member

    May 6, 2004
    Have you got the case dimensions? I looked but didn't turn anything up in quick search. Edit: specifically, the rim diameter, extractor groove diameter, and body diameter right above the groove.

    My Hornady case feeder manual says it will feed 22 Hornet cases with the small pistol feed wheel. I bet that would work. There are only four options for this feeder (rifle and pistol, each small and large) so there has to be one that works.

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