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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 17 Nov 2015, 18:50
by Lbaumann
Should there be a small gap between barrel and receiver. Took them out and put new fac round in
When I closed the two components togeather. I could see a very small gap (brass)
Thank you ,Larry Baumann. PS90

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 23 Aug 2016, 11:55
by shootinbuzzards
I have been loading 5.7 for about 4 years now and produce a variety of nastiness for both the gun range and any varmint that steps in front of my new addition to my PS90 (EOTech laser holographic weapons sight)
These are addictive once you start using one. Back to the reload info: Favorite powders are AA#7 for 50 grain & up bullets and vihtavuori N340 for up to 45 grain. Use a rock chucker single stage and refuse to change to anything different. The shell holder comes from ***********Elite Ammunition******** money well spent. The case trimmer -- RCBS but if you are going to load several invest in a Tungsten Carbide trim head as I load about 300 - 600 at a time. Note: trim length has been verified to work well at !.35 .

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 23 Aug 2016, 11:56
by shootinbuzzards
I also have the 5.7 FN . It keeps my PS90 company when out in the wild

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 23 Aug 2016, 11:58
by shootinbuzzards
shootinbuzzards wrote:I also have the 5.7 FN . It keeps my PS90 company when out in the wild
Definition of A Buzzard: Anything undesirable that deserves to be shot!!!!!!!!

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 23 Aug 2016, 13:27
by Toaster
I've been reloading old brass for a while and have run into a few problems I felt worth noting.

The RCBS shell holder destroys the rim because it has a lip on it that becomes imprinted in the brass. the Brass is also loose and wobbly in it leading to laquer scraping off one side and bullets seating cocked. In my opinion it makes it fairly unusable.

I have a Redding shell holder thats on the way, should work as it doesnt have the step. Any others experiencing this? Why has no one made a proper shell holder for single stage presses?

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 23 Aug 2016, 18:38
by grimmond
Toaster wrote:I've been reloading old brass for a while and have run into a few problems I felt worth noting.

The RCBS shell holder destroys the rim because it has a lip on it that becomes imprinted in the brass. the Brass is also loose and wobbly in it leading to laquer scraping off one side and bullets seating cocked. In my opinion it makes it fairly unusable.

I have a Redding shell holder thats on the way, should work as it doesnt have the step. Any others experiencing this? Why has no one made a proper shell holder for single stage presses?


Actually one has been made. The company is CH4D. They are some of the best dies I have ever come across. Elite is also carrying the die set from them.

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 14:29
by Toaster
I got the rcBS dies as a gift so I really didnt chose them. I picked up the shell holder at the local store,.

Ill take another look at the CH4d
Item #:40834 $9.28
Item #:40834X $9.28
Difference?

Also anyone know the difference between the 2 piece die set offered on their site and the EA is a 3 piece?

Thank all

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 14:29
by Toaster
I got the rcBS dies as a gift so I really didnt chose them. I picked up the shell holder at the local store,.

Ill take another look at the CH4d
Item #:40834 $9.28
Item #:40834X $9.28
Difference?

Also anyone know the difference between the 2 piece die set offered on their site and the EA is a 3 piece?

Thank all

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 15:27
by DoubleJ
I seriously must have lucked out with my Lee dies. Once I put a primer-nipple-channel in the shell holder, they've been nothing but perfect.

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 19:13
by grimmond
The difference between the 2 is that one has a hole in it to eject primers out from. The other is a solid flat bottom which I use when sizing the cases. I deprime in a seperate step then with sizing.

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Posted: 25 Aug 2016, 05:05
by panzermk2
Toaster wrote:I got the rcBS dies as a gift so I really didnt chose them. I picked up the shell holder at the local store,.

Ill take another look at the CH4d
Item #:40834 $9.28
Item #:40834X $9.28
Difference?
grimmond wrote:The difference between the 2 is that one has a hole in it to eject primers out from. The other is a solid flat bottom which I use when sizing the cases. I deprime in a seperate step then with sizing.

Toaster wrote: Also anyone know the difference between the 2 piece die set offered on their site and the EA is a 3 piece?

Thank all
We include a CH4D crimp die. Also just an FYI the set we sell has one shell holder in it, not 2 and the one is not a CH4D holder. It is from another supplier.