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by Rodentman
19 Jul 2015, 06:32
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: Lekker PS90 shroud problem
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Lekker PS90 shroud problem

I had a problem with my Lekker shroud. It would not seat all the way and thus the set screws would barely contact the wide part of the barrel where they needed to be. I returned it and they sent me a new one with some of the powder coating removed from the inside where the muzzle and shroud meet. It...
by Rodentman
29 Nov 2013, 12:03
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Let's see your bench!
Replies: 106
Views: 20653

I added a cleaning bench...

Started with one bench but with the purchase of a couple3 of AR15's (and 5.7 upper) I needed a separate cleaning bench so I built this:

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This is the original bench and tools area:

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by Rodentman
22 Feb 2013, 14:09
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: what to use to REMOVE the coating on brass?
Replies: 42
Views: 4509

Re: what to use to REMOVE the coating on brass?

Well, OK I read all that stuff. Turns out the SS tumbling didn't really remove the lacquer, which surprised me. The brass is barely shinier than those cases that I cleaned in simple green briefly.

I will test the few rounds I made and take it from there. Thx.
by Rodentman
22 Feb 2013, 04:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: what to use to REMOVE the coating on brass?
Replies: 42
Views: 4509

Re: what to use to REMOVE the coating on brass?

I tumbled a dozen cases in my SS pin tumbler for 3 hours and the brass doesn't look like the coating is stripped. My real question is how does it affect functioning in the pistol vs the PS90. Is the coating more necessary in the PS90? That's what I thought, but I am asking. I intend to test the tumb...
by Rodentman
11 Mar 2012, 17:46
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading Dies for 5.7
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: Reloading Dies for 5.7

I use like Hornady the best. They have served me well for thousands of rounds. Ue rilfle primers too. True blue is good.
by Rodentman
07 Oct 2011, 15:24
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: H0rnady 5.7 dies?
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: H0rnady 5.7 dies?

I have the Redding dies and like them. I bought the Hornady dies since the seater die has a crimp feature. The Hornady sizing die seems tighter and requires careful and thorough lubing of the cases, at lest mine does. I also bought the Hornady micrometeradjuster for the bullet seating die. I got min...
by Rodentman
17 Sep 2011, 05:07
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Neck sizing button....
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Neck sizing button....

Maybe I'll try it and post the results.......
by Rodentman
15 Sep 2011, 17:39
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Getting ready to start reloading 5.7x28mm ... A few ?'s
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Getting ready to start reloading 5.7x28mm ... A few ?'s

I don't flare the case mouth, and I don't crimp. I use the Redding 2 die set. No neck sizing needed. YMMV. But that's what I do. It works for me.
by Rodentman
07 Sep 2011, 16:40
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Good deal for brass
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Good deal for brass

There are 2 local oil refineries in the Twin Cities area. I work for one of them. I am an accountant, but they need those as well.
by Rodentman
07 Sep 2011, 02:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Good deal for brass
Replies: 17
Views: 1447

Re: Good deal for brass

I started a new job yesterday and there were about a dozen large boxes marked "Starline" sitting in the lobby. I think they contained office supplies, but it did get my heart racing. I know Starline doesn't sell 5.7, but heck, they could have been 10mm!! I'd take a photo but that's not allowing. Ver...
by Rodentman
07 Sep 2011, 02:36
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Everything you need to reload 5,7
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Everything you need to reload 5,7

May I ask what method you use to trim? I have tried several methods and tools but settled on the simple Lee lock stud and gauge used in my cordless screwdriver. My Redding 2400 won't hold the case well enough, and there is no case holder for the Sinclair, and I don't want to buy yet another trimmer....
by Rodentman
05 Sep 2011, 17:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Neck sizing button....
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Neck sizing button....

Can the Redding carbide sizing button #48223 be used with their sizing die #91477?

If so, is there any benefit to so doing other than to continue to prove that I have more money than brains?
by Rodentman
05 Sep 2011, 05:36
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Blue Dot loads...
Replies: 3
Views: 3425

Blue Dot loads...

I've been loading 5.9g of Blue Dot with a 40g Nosler red tipped bullet. Shoots fine, some flash, seems stout enough...although that's rather subjective. I see folks here using up to 7.0g of Blue Dot with that (or another?) Nosler bullet. Based on the "feel" of my 5.9g loads, I'd really be leery of g...
by Rodentman
04 Sep 2011, 14:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7x28 Random Reloading Discussions
Replies: 246
Views: 22581

Re: 5.7x28 Random Reloading Discussions

I've decided to use the new RCBS crimp remover tool (90386) in the case prep center. I can seat the primers w/o using it, but they seat easier, but still firmly seated, after crimp removal. And the primer will have a better seal in the case. I use a B&D cordless screwdriver and the Lee lock stud and...
by Rodentman
04 Sep 2011, 14:54
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Loading in the basement...
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Loading in the basement...

It started modestly....

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But it seems to have grown....

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by Rodentman
04 Sep 2011, 08:03
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Loading in the basement...
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Loading in the basement...

Hmm, not sure where my previous photo disappeared to, but here's another one....

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by Rodentman
03 Sep 2011, 14:43
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Everything you need to reload 5,7
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Everything you need to reload 5,7

I hope it goes smoothly! I enjoy loading the 5.7 but I find it very time consuming, not that I object to that. I check and re-check everything very carefully.
by Rodentman
03 Sep 2011, 06:38
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Everything you need to reload 5,7
Replies: 16
Views: 2055

Re: Everything you need to reload 5,7

If the 5.7 is your first experience with reloading please read all you can on this forum and in manuals about reloading in general. IMHO I would NOT have wanted to start with the 5.7 since my experience with other calibers has really helped me in recognizing potential issues with the 5.7, and there ...
by Rodentman
30 Aug 2011, 14:45
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7 brass-let's get loaded
Replies: 17
Views: 1808

Re: 5.7 brass-let's get loaded

I ordered them from RCBS directly. That may not be the cheapest route, but I'm into instant gratification, much to my wife's dismay. The carbide tools are quite superior to the old ones. I never used the old style military crimp removal tool so I cannot verify if the new one indeed removes less mate...
by Rodentman
28 Aug 2011, 05:15
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7 brass-let's get loaded
Replies: 17
Views: 1808

Re: 5.7 brass-let's get loaded

I got the newly revised RCBS (90386) small military crimp remover tool. It supposedly removes less material than the old version (90381). I tried it on a few cases and the primer seated easier but not at all with a loose feel. I may add this step to my process. I also bought the new CARBIDE debur (9...