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03-27-2006, 03:51 PM
Hello All. I Am Not New To Reloading, But Am New To Reloading The 5.7x28 As There Is Hardly Any Info Out There. I Have A Chance To Buy The Rcbs Reloading Dies For This Caliber. What Powder, What Gr. Bullet Can You Reload? Does .223 Work? Just Need A Little Help Getting Started. Also, Where Can You Get Brass. I Have Several Boxes Of The Old SS192 And A Friend Gave Me 100 Rnds. Of Once Fired Brass. Thanks. :) :)
03-27-2006, 03:54 PM
Welcome aboard. The only brass right now is once fired brass. Both the 5,7 and the .223 use a .224 bullet. Look around the reloading section and you'll find a lot of information on the type bullets and powder used by the members.
04-07-2006, 09:54 AM
I have some info concerning the original powder mfg that FN used/using. FIOCCHI is still using this same powder as well now that they have the contract from FN ref website: http://www.fnherstal.com/html/Index.htm.
FN used a Powder Manufacture called PB Clermont their site:
http://www.pb-clermont.be/v_h01/index_swf.html, they are a subsidery of Eurenco groupe SNPE from Belgium. This parent company also controls EURENCO Bofors- which is Alliant Powder in the USA, EURENCO Vihtavuori- which is Vihta Vuori distrbuted via Kaltron-Pettibone in the USA and EURENCO France- which is PB Clermont. PB Clermont distributes their powder via Western Powders under the brand name of RAMSHOT. FN nor Western Powders will not give out this info, I have verified that TRUE BLUE is the actual powder used for all 5.7 rounds.
Charge weight ranges from 5.0 to 6.5 grains depending on what round it is; such as the SS192, SS190, SS195, SS196 and so on. I pulled the bullets from these rounds and then weighed the powder from each.
Hope this helps.
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thx for the infowildeye111
04-07-2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks for the information Wildeye.
04-13-2006, 04:50 PM
You both are welcomed.
04-13-2006, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the Forum.
We have been useing AA No. 7, AA No. 9, HS-7, HS-6, w296 and/or H110, BlueDot.
We have used every thing from 33gr to 62gr bullets.
I have loaded 33gr speer TNT hollow points, 40gr winchester ballistic silvertip, 40gr sierra 40gr varmiter "Hornet" soft points, sierra 40gr varmiter HP's, 40gr V-max, 55gr V-max, 55gr FMJ-BT and 62gr FMJ-BT.
Planing to load 60gr SP's and SS109's.
Factory ammo is lame, it is little more then a source of brass/plinking ammo to me.
04-14-2006, 04:55 AM
Have also used Power Pistol, True Blue and 3N37.
748, what's your load for the H110. I've stayed away from it since the guy blew up his gun with it.
I have not used H110, just ask the people/find the loads that have used W296, it is the same stuff made by the same company now.
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