View Full Version : 5.7 reloading dies, shellholders, other hardware

03-05-2005, 11:32 PM
RCBS is making dies. Check out MidwayUSA.



03-06-2005, 12:26 PM
bought mine from Midway

apparently, a vmax .224 bullet works, but getting the right amount/type of powder is still at issue

03-06-2005, 02:28 PM
What seems to be the issues with powder?

What and how much are you using?

03-07-2005, 01:14 PM
I want some good loads that have been tested, otherwise Im going to start with 4-5 grains of blue dot and work my way up from there...word of advice, dont start out with bullseye.

03-08-2005, 07:25 PM
Read a post somewhere about someone who blew up his barrel trying to reload 5.7x28 Aparently FN says you can only reload the brass once. The shoulder of the round expands and the resizing die puts a lot of stress on the brass in that area. If you reload once used brass more than once yourself the casing will seperate leaving the neck in the chamber. FN says this is probably what happened with this guys blown up Five-seveN. I have a set of dies and a bunch of brass. I am going to pick up some Horniday V-Max 30 gr. 224 dia. bullets but will wait until someone can publish a good powder and charge weight to use (and has tested the reload).

MadDog 8)

03-08-2005, 07:33 PM
MadDog- Have you tried contacting Hornady to see what they recommend you use? They are coming out with a 40gr load pretty soon. They must have some data on it.

03-08-2005, 10:42 PM
I was of the impression that even though the Hornady v-max bullet will be used, winchester will still do the loading as they do for all the 5.7 ammo now(winchester is a division of FN)

03-08-2005, 11:01 PM
Winchester does manufacture all the FN branded ammo, but Hornady is coming out with their own load.

03-09-2005, 05:10 PM
Can civilians buy the ss190 or ss192 projectiles to reload?



03-09-2005, 11:01 PM
well , that should help prices a little...when something is sole source, they never have to be competitive.
Safe to say no on the SS190 and SS192 bullets for reloading. But the Barnes X copper solid .224 40gr.(made on a lathe)looks like it has potential

03-09-2005, 11:44 PM
What specific metal is the 90 and 92 made from? Unless it's titanium, it can't be too difficult to melt down and mold...right?

Let me also say I have never reloaded my ammo so I have basically no clue as to the specifics in doing so.

I am, however, very interested in possibly reloading the FN's ammo because of how high the prices are and because of how hard it is to find decent ammo now and how impossible it will be to find ammo in the future if things continue as the Brady bunch plans.



03-10-2005, 12:09 PM
well with enough machinery(swadgeing machine and hydro press) you could go into the jacketed bullet making business....its not impossible to make anything if you throw enough money at it.
the SS190 has a steel jacket, with a steel nose cone insert followed by an aluminum plug.
the 192 is a copper jacket, 3/10th inch airspace in the nose, and lead core.
While somebody could indeed whip something up very simular to these two, I dont forsee FN themselves selling reloading componants(as they never have before) even more so that these two are causing a stink with the anti gun folks.......it really would have been better if the Ps90 Carbine had been introduced to the public first as it would have been looked on as nothing unusual(common centerfire carbines and rifles penetrate soft body armor as a rule) and then when it was excepted as nothing to be very alarmed about.......bring in the pistol.

03-16-2005, 02:40 AM
How much would it cost, at the cheapest, to buy the equipment neccessary to reload 5.7 ammo?

I'm guessing somewhere near $500 at the cheapest.

The mold alone is $122.



03-16-2005, 07:37 PM
They got enough tupid ideas, don't give them any more. :) :)

03-17-2005, 12:35 AM
Idea exterminated.


03-17-2005, 08:15 AM
All this gives me a headache. More and more I think if I get a ps90 I will look into converting it into .30 carbine or something.

06-10-2005, 10:27 PM
i just ordered my dies and 35 grain v-max and shell holder, just need the powder now, also why i was at my favorite gun shop, i picked up a few boxes of the SS196 round for the 5.7. with the bullist tip, i wonder what these are gonna do