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Valarr
01-20-2007, 01:32 AM
Is there a market for once fired 5.7mm brass?
If so is it worthwhile to pick it up? Basically worth much or no?

I'm not sure if I want to start reloading just for 5.7mm, but I've collected the spent casings thus far. I have a nice little pile...

Nosferatu
01-20-2007, 02:05 AM
Of course there is. Many reloaders are looking for brass.

Poseidon5
01-20-2007, 07:04 AM
how much do you have?

btown02
01-20-2007, 08:00 AM
not sure if I want to start reloading just for 5.7mm, but I've collected the spent casings thus far. I have a nice little pile...
You can list it in the classifieds section of the forum.

rangermonroe
01-20-2007, 08:25 AM
I just bought some off e-bay and ended up paying almost $.15 each after shipping. :rolleyes:

Valarr
01-20-2007, 12:05 PM
ok thanks, I'll keep working my little fingers to pick it up @ the range :)
posiedon- i'll post in the classifides when i have enough to warrent shipping & everything

Kogashuko
02-15-2007, 10:25 AM
IF anyone made some brass new for sale they would make a killing.

p99guy
02-15-2007, 05:40 PM
Never let a 5.7x28 case lay on the range :)...they are sellable and in demand...I wish I had
55 gallon containers of virgin 5.7 brass or even once fired...I would be a ebay power seller in no time. i would bet that those that have been reluctant to reload for the auto guns, will not be so reluctant with the bolt actions comming out.

jmz5
02-15-2007, 06:12 PM
The bolt action rifle is going to be the push for me to reload the 5.7x28., I don't like to reaload for semi-autos, takes up too much time.

btown02
02-15-2007, 06:21 PM
I would think it will take the same amount of time with this round. The bolt will be able to forgive the mistakes more due to the design.

jmz5
02-15-2007, 06:23 PM
I won't be shooting several hundred rounds in a session with the bolt gun, as I do with the Fiveseven and PS90.

btown02
02-15-2007, 06:27 PM
I have no idea what that has to do with the price of ammo in PA or the care you need to take in reloading. :) MO will be along later to school you in safety. :D

jmz5
02-15-2007, 06:33 PM
I can reload 500 rounds of 5.7x28, and it would last a while with the bolt gun, where as if I reloaded 500 rounds for the PS90, it would last 1 day. I have enough patience to reload, just not on a massive scale.

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 06:41 PM
Like btown said, safety first, Sue.

I am a little more 'careless' with my .45 target loads as they are so light that an accidental double charge doesn't even put it into the +P range. Extra powder, even a couple 1/10ths, can be catastrophic with the 5.7x28mm, so I tend to be quite observant on those. Which isn't to say I'm laxidasical with the .45, I just don't measure as often, typically only 1 of every 20 or so. Then I visually inspect the powder levels (with the aid of a flashlight, not that oil lamp you have lying around, Sue) before seating the bullets..

If you do reload, I would recommend that you use a good powder measure and after calibrating it, measure every 10th cartrige to assure yourself of the correct weight. If its off, dump them and start over.

jmz5
02-15-2007, 06:50 PM
I have one of these that I currently use. I have a balance scale laying around somehwere too.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/21/49/50/i214950sn02.jpg

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 06:52 PM
I didn't realize you reloaded at all.. I must have been thinking of Kamo.

How do you like the dispensor? Is it pretty fast? I used an older RCBS one a while back that was sloooooow..

jmz5
02-15-2007, 06:59 PM
Its pretty quick, faster than I can hand trickle, but thats not saying much. It is really easy to clean, everything is easy to take apart. I only reload for .223, I bought it cause after doing 50 with the hand trickler, I got tired of using it. My problem is that I am really careful so it takes me forever, I would rather not have my hunting rifle explode on me in the middle of nowhere.

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 07:08 PM
But exploding in town is OK?

You're weird, Sue..

Kogashuko
02-15-2007, 07:10 PM
Doesnt the RCBS press spit out a premeasured amount of powder like the dillon or do you have to weigh each charge?

jmz5
02-15-2007, 07:12 PM
Exploding in town would be better in case I need an amubulance ride.

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 07:59 PM
I opt for mine not to explode at all, but whatever tickle's your fancy, Sue..

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 08:03 PM
Doesnt the RCBS press spit out a premeasured amount of powder like the dillon or do you have to weigh each charge?
The RCBS is an automated trickler that communicates with an attached scale. When the scale nears the correct weight, the machine slows until it makes weight, then it stopes. Dunp the charge in the case, put the pan back on the scale, and push 'run' to have it drop another charge.

The one I used would take as long as 30 seconds to dump a 25grain charge of IMR 4198, and could take as long as a minute for a 200grn charge of H50 or H380. For handgun charges (4.2 of WST) it took about 15 seconds, way too long for volume loading. I much prefer to use a measure and hand trickle if I need perfect weights. Of course, of all the measures I have, the best one (consistancy of charge) is that really cheap Lee Perfect Powder Measure. Its always perfect, and seems to be indifferent to technique..

jmz5
02-15-2007, 08:04 PM
I don't want any explosions either, but if I were to encounter one, I would rather have it at the range which is within cellular range.

Medula Oblongata
02-15-2007, 08:06 PM
I'd rather all my explosions happened while directly in front of the emergency room entrance... Or while on the toilet.. :D

p99guy
02-16-2007, 08:46 AM
The RCBS is an automated trickler that communicates with an attached scale. When the scale nears the correct weight, the machine slows until it makes weight, then it stopes. Dunp the charge in the case, put the pan back on the scale, and push 'run' to have it drop another charge.

The one I used would take as long as 30 seconds to dump a 25grain charge of IMR 4198, and could take as long as a minute for a 200grn charge of H50 or H380. For handgun charges (4.2 of WST) it took about 15 seconds, way too long for volume loading. I much prefer to use a measure and hand trickle if I need perfect weights. Of course, of all the measures I have, the best one (consistancy of charge) is that really cheap Lee Perfect Powder Measure. Its always perfect, and seems to be indifferent to technique..


The Lyman unit is also as slow as the RCBS.....accurate yes, fast no. some folks
have resorted to using a Lee powder scoop that is a bit under the desired charge weight, and dumping it into the pan and letting the machine top it off.

Medula Oblongata
02-16-2007, 08:54 AM
When I'm throwing just a few rifle charges, that's just what I do. but with a manual trickler and a 40 year old balance beam scale :)

Kogashuko
02-16-2007, 03:36 PM
A good quote I heard once... "I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather...Not screaming and yelling, like the passengers in his car. -b-"