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reload 5.7X28 anyone reload these

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ljutic231, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. ljutic231

    ljutic231 TS Member

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    Does anyone reload the 5.7 X 28 Pistol shells???
     
  2. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I do. Recommend True Blue powder and I recommend the Hornady Series IV custom grade FL dies. This is probably the most challenging caliber I have ever loaded for...I have an AR57 upper and it took a long time to diagnose the problems I encountered with the bullets being driven back in the case and "buggering up" the feed ramp of the magazines. Basically, a chrono and matching the velocity of the 40 gr V-MAX SS197SR FN load solved the problem.

    First thought I needed more crimp (VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED). A heavier buffer would have worked I believe but the one that comes with it is 8.1 pounds. I did add a heavy duty recoil spring from Brownell's.

    Go the the FN57x28 forum for a lot of good info.
     
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