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by WA-Tom
14 Jan 2012, 23:04
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

No pics so far, it's still in the drawing board and planning stage. I don't even have any prints drawn up for it yet. My machine shop is not even yet functional.
by WA-Tom
09 Jan 2012, 00:46
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm
Replies: 230
Views: 93142

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Someone has to find a better way to size these brass. I crunch about 1 in 5 of them with the sizing die. The neck collapses. I am using redding dies on a custom Dillon 650 setup I built. Anyone have any suggestions on what's causing the brass to collapse?
by WA-Tom
07 Jan 2012, 14:00
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Nope, I figure 200 yards it should be quite accurate enough. If not I need to rework my approach some.
by WA-Tom
07 Jan 2012, 01:20
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

After I got home I read our exchange on a desktop with more detail than my "smart" phone has. The blanks for my project are made by green mountain. The stainless 1/12 .224 blanks cost me about $150 if I recall. It's been over a year since I had a chance to look at it. I am back on the bandwagon sinc...
by WA-Tom
06 Jan 2012, 23:01
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Ok, gotcha. I am at work now so my responses may be a bit short. I am planning on making a custom rifle from the ground up. Maybe making a form 1 suppressor for it as well. So turning a blank is really part of the plan. I suppose I could pay someone else to do the work, but why? I am a machinst by t...
by WA-Tom
06 Jan 2012, 22:28
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

I am not sure you understand, I pay about $150 for a 1.25" diameter stainless barrel blank. No chamber, no threads, no contouring at all. Just a 30" long straight piece of stainless that has been gun drilled and rifled. That was the best price I could find. I would say if you can find a good price o...
by WA-Tom
06 Jan 2012, 20:22
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Well, given that I am doing the work myself I would have to defend those "smiths that get a heckuva markup". I see few ethical people making a killing in this business that the very govenrment that requires their own lisence seems to be trying to regulate out of existance. Barrel blanks cost about $...
by WA-Tom
06 Jan 2012, 09:38
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

1 in 12 twist.
by WA-Tom
06 Jan 2012, 01:11
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Looks like I am back in the game! I will have a working shop by summertime for the first time in 6 years!! I have ordered a reamer and headspace gauges and I already have the barrel blank. I plan on making everything from scratch and working on this as a suppressed rifle, so we shall see how it turn...
by WA-Tom
17 Oct 2010, 19:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Dillon 650 reloading
Replies: 41
Views: 4791

Re: Dillon 650 reloading

The case feeder tray would likely be a seperate item. Right now we are working on the caliber conversion parts as Dillon sells in one kit. I feel pretty comfortable with what we have on the test machine. We just need two things, one is a list of people who want info, the other is to get the parts we...
by WA-Tom
24 Sep 2010, 00:41
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Dillon 650 reloading
Replies: 41
Views: 4791

Re: Dillon 650 reloading

Yeah my buddies got the program done and ready to go, I have one prototype for testing ready. It needs some minor modifications and I produced some custom locater buttons and some parts for the case feeder. More work to go, but I should have a working test bed in a couple weeks. I know how it is, so...
by WA-Tom
23 Sep 2010, 01:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Dillon 650 reloading
Replies: 41
Views: 4791

Dillon 650 reloading

I am taking names of those interested in a caliber conversion kit for the Dillon 650. A freind and I have made some prototype parts and will offer them soon I hope. While we are still in an R&D mode, we would like to gauge how interested folks are in this potential product. Thanks a lot!
by WA-Tom
27 Jul 2010, 02:15
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Usefull data, thank you. Just for my own edification, what is the grainweight of the SS195 bullet? This was the lead free hollow point version right?
by WA-Tom
07 Jul 2010, 00:02
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Do you have an aproximate total of what you spent? Also contact info for your smith? If I could simply buy a finished gun instead of having one built that would be better of course. I still think I can come up with a magazine well adapter for this that would take FiveSeven mags.
by WA-Tom
06 Jul 2010, 23:07
Forum: FN Bolt Action Rifles
Topic: 5.7x28 bolt action
Replies: 95
Views: 44559

Re: 5.7x28 bolt action

Of course now I want to know who did your work so I can have them do it for me too! Nice.....
by WA-Tom
27 Jun 2010, 14:43
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New rifles/pistols in 5.7
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: New rifles/pistols in 5.7

I plan on building a bolt action 5.7 when I get the parts and money. But I am not sure if I will build for the public.
by WA-Tom
27 Jun 2010, 14:40
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Stock for FN Five Seven
Replies: 17
Views: 1857

Re: Stock for FN Five Seven

A weapon with a buttstock that has a barrel length of less than 16" and an overall length of less than 26" qualifies as a short barreled rifle. Short shotguns are similar except their barrel lenght is 18" or less. Also once you have attached a buttstock it will always be considered a rifle thereafte...
by WA-Tom
26 Jun 2010, 10:06
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: FN FNC
Replies: 9
Views: 1013

Re: FN FNC

My go-to forum for NFA questions is subguns.com . Many smart C3 people over there.
by WA-Tom
17 Jun 2010, 22:36
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 5.7 vs Pig
Replies: 53
Views: 7862

Re: 5.7 vs Pig

How many shots did it take to drop that pig? Thats cool.
by WA-Tom
15 Jun 2010, 12:59
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: FN57 and AR57 Chronograph Data, plus more!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: FN57 and AR57 Chronograph Data, plus more!!!!

Thanks! Thats what I thought, but I could not assume you were not using an NFA length rifle barrel.