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by roostercogburn
07 Jun 2018, 17:08
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Rapier1772 wrote:
07 Jun 2018, 10:43
That's a nice looking rifle, the fact that it shoots 5.7 makes it even better :D
Thanks, it continues to impress me evertime I shoot it. Found a good load and can't seem to crank them out fast enough to cover a shooting session.
by roostercogburn
07 Jun 2018, 07:35
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

60 yard groups with can. same poa/poi as uncanned. wish I could post a video for everyone to see it cycle.Image
by roostercogburn
07 Jun 2018, 07:20
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

New paint and testing groups with a can. [img2=ImageImage][/img2]
by roostercogburn
09 Oct 2017, 04:23
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Picture thread for trending rifles 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 13816

Re: Picture thread for trending rifles 2017

The monster, one of the best shooting guns I own possibly. I can shoot this thing all day![img2=]Image[/img2]
by roostercogburn
27 Jul 2017, 05:54
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: 300 Blackout Barrel
Replies: 0
Views: 10530

300 Blackout Barrel

Has anyone swapped their SCAR 16 barrel for a 300BO one? Was looking to change over but wanted to know if anyone else has messed with that. I would ideally like to go with a 10.5-11 inch barrel but hesitant to drop a grand on a barrel setup.
by roostercogburn
25 Jul 2017, 11:25
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Nice. What do you think the interest level would be for a mag insert that would let folks be able to have a repeater Rem700 action built 5.7? Just gauging interest before I jump off a cliff with this thing. I know a million different factors come into play but just out of curiosity for me really. I...
by roostercogburn
25 Jul 2017, 11:18
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

No damn clue. But if you think you hear .223 is better than the 5.7 it will only get louder. I just read a review of a Howa bolt action, but it was a short action. Howa, its a Mauser action, has a 1500 series short action rifle. It comes in .223 which could be re chambered, they also have detachabl...
by roostercogburn
25 Jul 2017, 08:49
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)
Replies: 7
Views: 17859

Re: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)

^ The M97 used by the military was a commercial produced version that got modified for military use by the Ordnance Corp. As far as I know there were no military contracts out for them like the Garands, Carbines and 1911s. Would be cool to own a shotgun made by IBM or RockOla for sure though!
by roostercogburn
24 Jul 2017, 08:28
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

panzermk2 wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 11:33
Nice.
What do you think the interest level would be for a mag insert that would let folks be able to have a repeater Rem700 action built 5.7? Just gauging interest before I jump off a cliff with this thing. I know a million different factors come into play but just out of curiosity for me really.
by roostercogburn
24 Jul 2017, 05:32
Forum: Flashlights
Topic: Is it still a flashlight?
Replies: 3
Views: 25818

Re: Is it still a flashlight?

Well this one does and doesn't fit the category. I meant to put a pic up this weekend but did not get around to it. This light is a Streamlight TLR/VIR and is currently mounted to a 10.5 inch 300BO.[img2=Image][/img2]
by roostercogburn
21 Jul 2017, 05:04
Forum: Flashlights
Topic: Is it still a flashlight?
Replies: 3
Views: 25818

Is it still a flashlight?

Just curious if I can still call it a flashlight even if all the kids on the playground can't see it when I turn it on?[img2=][Image/img2]
by roostercogburn
17 Jul 2017, 13:48
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)
Replies: 7
Views: 17859

Re: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)

panzermk2 wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 11:10
Very nice. Will is slam fire?
Slamfire it will, all the 1897 shotguns are able to do this. Rumor on the street is the new repro Norinco will do it as well.
by roostercogburn
15 Jul 2017, 06:13
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)
Replies: 7
Views: 17859

Re: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)

^ thanks Buffman, like that SBS you built as well, the color scheme looks good.
by roostercogburn
14 Jul 2017, 06:35
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)
Replies: 7
Views: 17859

Winchester 97 (M97 Trench Repro)

Just figured I would share this build I am currently working on. It started life as a Winchester 97 (production date 1907) and was reincarnated as a M97 Trenchgun replica. Cut the barrel to 20 inches, added heat shield with bayo lug, new furniture and refinished the gun/wood. All I need to finish is...
by roostercogburn
12 Jul 2017, 16:03
Forum: Optics
Topic: Thermal Micro Sights
Replies: 20
Views: 31600

Re: Thermal Micro Sights

^ I bought it on GB from a guy for 460
by roostercogburn
11 Jul 2017, 08:11
Forum: Optics
Topic: Thermal Micro Sights
Replies: 20
Views: 31600

Re: Thermal Micro Sights

A few days behind the power curve but have one of these and mounted it to my G17 for home defense. Neat little piece but didn't suit what I needed so it is currently a dust collector in the safe. [img2=] http://i.imgur.com/Bc4yeqx.jpg [img2=] http://i.imgur.com/uKhabWx.jpg [/img2] http://i.imgur.com...
by roostercogburn
11 Jul 2017, 06:18
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

So I think the magic weight for the bolt gun is 40 grain (used factory AE and had good results). Granted I only got 65 yards to plink with on the range it still holds a pretty good group. I averaged 2095 FPS with factory loads. Got some pull down 40 grainers coming from EA so may be able to load up ...
by roostercogburn
05 Jul 2017, 09:47
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D
Replies: 20
Views: 32486

Re: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D

I have done some research where guys get fairly accurate results from 55 grain bullets in a 1:14 barrel, I may have to play with some and see what they do in my gun. I have to make some stuff up as I go along with what I read here since most everyone here has a 1:9 twist barrel and some guys probabl...
by roostercogburn
05 Jul 2017, 06:11
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D
Replies: 20
Views: 32486

Re: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D

^ Think 62 grain is to heavy to load up in this case?
by roostercogburn
03 Jul 2017, 06:11
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D
Replies: 20
Views: 32486

Re: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D

Guess I should pay more attention to the subject line when I reply! What is the minimum FPS you think it what I was wanting to ask. I am still fairly new to this round as a whole, I have done tons of reading on it and minimal reloading so far but that will change. I had the pistol many moons ago and...
by roostercogburn
02 Jul 2017, 06:38
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D
Replies: 20
Views: 32486

Re: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D

What do you think the magic FPS is to get the desired outcome? I am running factory AE 40g FMJ right at 2100Fps.
by roostercogburn
01 Jul 2017, 13:10
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D
Replies: 20
Views: 32486

Re: Elite Ammunition 50gr Subsonic in Gel :D

Buffman wrote:
05 Nov 2016, 18:19
Because subsonic 55gr FMJ 5.56/5.7 will penetrate level IIIA, .22 LR won't :D
Guess I need to get some of this to shoot through the bolt gun against some soft armor I have laying around the house to see
by roostercogburn
27 Jun 2017, 08:50
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Well if I had to pin a number to it lets see if I can add it up. I am just a simple Arkansas man so will take my shoes off real quick. Donor gun= 280 Bolt= 250 Barrel= 470 Trigger= 125 Magazine(yeah you read correct, it is not a bobsled gun, it actually holds ammo and feeds them =-0) Trade for an T...
by roostercogburn
17 Sep 2016, 06:17
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: iFire's PS90 Load Data
Replies: 59
Views: 97410

Re: iFire's PS90 Load Data

panzermk2 wrote:Maybe the browser, try this link.

http://www.eliteammunition.com/#!/Elite ... y=18984037" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

How does the difference in case capacity affect pressure?
by roostercogburn
07 Sep 2016, 04:35
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: iFire's PS90 Load Data
Replies: 59
Views: 97410

Re: iFire's PS90 Load Data

Yep with 1x brass it is. The 35gr VG has a long shank for weight, meaning more bullet in contact with rifling, so you can't push it as fast as a same wight or even slightly heavier bullet with less shank. fantastic, guess it is time to start playing with other bullets then. I wanted some 55g sub so...
by roostercogburn
04 Sep 2016, 06:05
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: iFire's PS90 Load Data
Replies: 59
Views: 97410

Re: iFire's PS90 Load Data

I think I have pretty descent FPS with 36g Barnes Varmint Grenades and 5.5 grains of AutoComp. Last batch was 2320 out of a 16 inch barreled bolt action. Does that seem on par with what others are getting from that barrel length or should I be getting faster? 1x fired FN Brass CCI 400 small rifle pr...
by roostercogburn
02 Sep 2016, 10:09
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Thanks, hope to get it dialed in really tight soon. Will keep updates coming in as well with handloads, I should be able to get pretty fast.
by roostercogburn
31 Aug 2016, 14:19
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

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Maybe these will work
by roostercogburn
29 Aug 2016, 16:21
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Well if I had to pin a number to it lets see if I can add it up. I am just a simple Arkansas man so will take my shoes off real quick. Donor gun= 280 Bolt= 250 Barrel= 470 Trigger= 125 Magazine(yeah you read correct, it is not a bobsled gun, it actually holds ammo and feeds them =-0) Trade for an Ti...
by roostercogburn
29 Aug 2016, 05:26
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

So update on the 27 grain bullet problem. Turns out it might have been a range problem(my range looks like a jungle at the moment), there were a few blades of tall grass in front of my target and I believe the bullet was hitting those and starting to tumble. I could be wrong but a fast moving small ...
by roostercogburn
25 Aug 2016, 07:55
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

5.7 uses the same bullets as .223. So ANY .223/5.56 rifled barrel will work for it. Keyholing is normally an issue with too heavy a bullet and a long twist like 1:14. NOT the other way around. Who the hell thought 1:14 was a good twist rate for a .223 round that likes lighter bullets? What are the ...
by roostercogburn
24 Aug 2016, 07:50
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 99
Views: 258674

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Hopefully this topic isn't completely forgotten about. Just curious if anyone here that has a bolt action 5.7 has had any issues with the 27 grain factory fn ammo? My 1:14 Shilleen barrel doesn't seem to like it, it keyholes every round.