View Full Version : Newbie reloading question

09-02-2005, 02:09 PM

I'm on the fence about keeping my FiveseveN or selling it. I purchased it a few months ago and have not shot it yet in case the ammo prices never dropped to a reasonable level. I've read all the strings on reloading for the 5.7, and it seems likes it's really finicky.

I've got some reloading experience under my belt for my .223 bench gun, but don't want to damage the pistol or myself. Is reloading this cartridge something that a novice can handle, or should I stick to the factory round for now?

Any suggestions on which die set is best?

09-02-2005, 03:16 PM
How do you get that? The hard part about loading this round is picking a load you like--there are many powders and charges that work fine and produce similar results, most of which easily exceed factory ammo specs. I think you've been reading the wrong forums....

09-02-2005, 03:57 PM
As far as dies RCBS cost me 24.00 #45 another 6.00. I have been reloading all week and I'm confident that you can shoot this pistol safely and economically.

09-02-2005, 04:37 PM

Sorry, maybe I misunderstood. I thought I read some posts were the round was referred to as "very sensitive". Not trying to knock the round... just don't want to blow my face off either. I've seen many of your posts. What load do you recommend I start with?


Thanks for the info on the dies. I'm going to order a set of dies from Midway today to get me going.

09-04-2005, 11:06 AM
Not ready to declare a winner yet, more testing to do. I don't think any of the posted loads are exceedingly dangerous, but, to be safer, stick with the lower end and you'll still do better than the factory. Shoot several and check for accuracy--something I haven't done yet. We'd all like to know if there are any standouts in that realm.
Good luck!

09-10-2005, 08:38 PM

Thanks for the info. I haven't received my dies yet, but plan on jumping into it as soon as I get them. I'll post my results when I get to the range.