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Reloading the 5.7x28

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Carbon_15, Nov 15, 2009.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    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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    Thanks...data is pretty scarce there too. Figured I would cast a wide net.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Wish someone built a bolt action rifle for this caliber! The Lyman manual #49 has load data in the pistol section.
     
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    Can anyone post that data, or is it available online. Or do I just have to buy the Manual?
    Thanks
     
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    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
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Accurate has a little bit of online data, as well as Ramshot.

    The fivesevenforum ,as posted earlier, is a great place for info. The 5.7 is not a good caliber to learn on.

    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.
     
  10. Carbon_15

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  12. glocktoys

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    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
     
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    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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