Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by hapkido » 13 Nov 2009, 06:26

Firstly, slight offense taken. Secondly, I am well aware the amount of powder depends on a number of variables and the 5.7 cartridge is more sensitive than others. I reload several other calibers but have not reloaded the 5.7 yet. Additionally, the 5.7 is not a round I want to learn through trial and error in reloading. I have reloading data for other calibers, but I have not found data on the 5.7. I suppose I could spend more time researching this data myself or use the trial and error method. I could also reverse engineer rounds from Elite or FN. I just saw this as the ideal place to locate this information and fill in the missing gaps to the reloading equipment data at the top of this thread.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by gw45acp » 13 Nov 2009, 06:45

Hapkido - We'd rather you be offended than having missing fingers and a blown up gun. The way you posed your question raised a red flag. You didn't ask about load recipes, just about powder. You didn't indicate which powder, what bullet, etc. That sounded like a reloading noob question to me.

There is a lot of load data for the 5.7x28 in this section. Read up and ask specific questions. I'm sure you'll like it here. There are a lot of very knowledgeable members on this forum who did the work and posted the info so browse the info and I'm sure you'll enjoy the time spent.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by hapkido » 13 Nov 2009, 08:45

In re-reading my post it does appear a noob question, however I wanted to cut to the chase. Yes, there are several very knowledgeable people here. I was on the old site. My 1st 57 was stolen and recently I bought a new one and wanted to start reloading the cartridge. I just wish powder type/gains/bullet information was consolidated.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by f3rr37 » 13 Nov 2009, 09:21

It is, it is all here in the reloading section and some of it is duplicated in the wiki.

I hate to say this, but stop bitching and use the search.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by ehryk » 13 Nov 2009, 09:51

I use the Lyman 3 die set in my Forster co-ax press and it works great. The only one minor glitch is that the brass will fall through the priming area, so I either just hold it through the whole prime or prime from my RCBS press.

With the shoeless design of the Forster, you will need to get the additional set of shell holders for the 5.7 buth they are relatively inexpensive. One thing I REALLY like is due to the design, you dont have to worry about that little "horse shoe" stamp on the base of the brass, or damageing the case head at all for that matter.

ETA: As for my scales and powder measurer, I use the Lyman Pro 500 scale and the Lyman Pro 55 measurer. A set of weight checks would also be a wise investment. The measurer is really nice, all metal (steel and bronze) drum and cylinder. There are 3 methods of adjusting the cylinder (coarse, medium and fine) and 2 lock screws that totally prevent movement. It meters very well all powders I have used so far, including AA 2, 5 and 7, H110, HS6, H335, VV 3N38, RL 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22, Varget, TAC and more... cant remember them all lol

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by panzermk2 » 13 Nov 2009, 13:12

Reverse engineer our loads. GOOD luck.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Rapier1772 » 13 Nov 2009, 16:56

Especially since they use a proprietary powder which they wont tell you the name of :laugh:
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

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Wouldnt do you much good even if you knew the name...

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Fourfivelima » 12 Dec 2009, 15:57

Hi-just gathered up all the stuff to reload my newly-purchased FN 57. Interesting that RCBS does not make a 5.7x28mm trim plate for their Trimpro brass trimmer, but customer service refers one to Elite Ammo for purchase of same. I found once-fired brass, (Mil. & ATF), at Schartz ammo, in Salida, CO. The same primer pocket used for the .223 rifle brass with small anvil can be used to re-form the primer pockets, since they do have a slight crimp from Fiocchi.Thanks all for your inputs, we're never too old to learn.

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Post by f3rr37 » 12 Dec 2009, 19:14

You should not remove the primer crimp from the brass, it will reduce the life of your brass. Primers can easily be inserted and if it is difficult rotate the case slightly and it should go in smoothly.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by ddouglas » 13 Dec 2009, 16:01

Harbor Freight is offering a digital 2-quart ultrasonic cleaner for $79.95. With the 20% off coupon in my paper today that makes the price about $63. Sounds good. I note that an ultrasonic cleaner is on the list of recommended items for 5.7 case cleaning but I don't recall seeing any discussion here of how well it works, how to use it most effectively, cleaning media (solutions), time in the cleaner, etc. Before I run out and buy one, I would like to get some recommendations and tips about its use from anyone with some experience using one.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by panzermk2 » 13 Dec 2009, 16:26

I part simple green to three parts water 15minutes. Air dry.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Fourfivelima » 30 Dec 2009, 12:51

I see where my post was removed, the one regarding the failure of Elite Ammo to send me my Trimpro trim plate. Good catch, Lisa, but I noticed that at least three people saw it. You need to spend more time with the business rather than play with the computer, then people wouldn't complain. Please send me the plate.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by f3rr37 » 30 Dec 2009, 12:58

Fourfivelima wrote:I see where my post was removed, the one regarding the failure of Elite Ammo to send me my Trimpro trim plate. Good catch, Lisa, but I noticed that at least three people saw it. You need to spend more time with the business rather than play with the computer, then people wouldn't complain. Please send me the plate.
Moved, not removed, don't be a dick. Lisa didn't touch your post, jmz5 moved it to the EA forum.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by jmz5 » 30 Dec 2009, 13:14

Fourfivelima wrote:I see where my post was removed, the one regarding the failure of Elite Ammo to send me my Trimpro trim plate. Good catch, Lisa, but I noticed that at least three people saw it. You need to spend more time with the business rather than play with the computer, then people wouldn't complain. Please send me the plate.
I moved your post, it has no business being in this forum. It's wasn't Lisa, Keep being an ass and I will show you the door.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by protondecay123 » 09 Jan 2010, 07:12

Hi Everyone just have a couple of questions about reloading equipement that I haven't been able to chase down with some searches over the last couple of days.

I wouldn't forsee any problems, but has anyone had any problems using the Hornady Lock-n-Load single or progressive presses for reloading the cartridge?

I assume that working around the Hornady 35 gr VMax data would be a good starting point but has Anyone used the .224 Speer 33 gr TNT bullet and/or have any reload data on it?

Thanks. :thumb:

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by jmz5 » 09 Jan 2010, 12:53

Hornady will custom make a shellplate for your progressive, but it takes a while to get one made.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by The Keymaster » 09 Jan 2010, 15:15

Hornady will make the shell plate, BUT you must do the sizing and decapping on a single stage press with the number 37 shell holder. The hole in the shall plate that allows the primer to fall into the disposal tube is too large, and you will damage the brass. I bought the shell plate, and they made me aware of the issue before I bought it. It works fine for the rest of the operation. If I am working near max load, I so the entire process single stage so I can validate each charge. For my range loads, I use the progressive.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by carsfor » 05 Feb 2010, 10:57

can a forster co-ax press be used to reload the 5.7x28

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