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by ripcity
25 Nov 2013, 19:50
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: AR57 damaging my brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: AR57 damaging my brass

Ok, wow, I was way off. I should of went and got my note book before I opened my mouth. I'm still in the testing stage for TB. My loads that was doing this was 6.5 gr. of AA#7 (sorry about any confusion). That gave me an average of 1585 out of the FSN. So maybe I should tame it down a bit when shoot...
by ripcity
24 Nov 2013, 11:55
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: AR57 damaging my brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: AR57 damaging my brass

It is once fired brass. I could try some lighter loads to see if that cures the problem.
by ripcity
24 Nov 2013, 02:28
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: AR57 damaging my brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

AR57 damaging my brass

I finally got out and shot my new AR57. I shot my reloads, the same reloads that I shoot through my hand gun. I don't have my book in front of me, but if I remember right I use 6.5 grains of TB with CCI SRP and a .40 gr. z-max. Out of the hand gun the brass is in fine condition, but it's a different...
by ripcity
29 Mar 2013, 23:42
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: New to the forum, thought I'd share some wisdom
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: New to the forum, thought I'd share some wisdom

I'm sure glad I already have one. It's a life saver.
by ripcity
18 Mar 2013, 01:45
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Best value in a chronograph?
Replies: 12
Views: 681

Re: Best value in a chronograph?

Another vote for the Prochrono. I've used one for the last couple years, no complaints from me.
by ripcity
12 Mar 2013, 22:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Help reloaders!
Replies: 21
Views: 1116

Re: Help reloaders!

With the possibility of damp interior cases, I throw my cases in the oven for 20 minutes or so at 150 degrees. This just insures they are dry. I know I've messed around with a couple various lubes, and one shot seems to give me the least amount of friction, giving me the best shoulder set back. I us...
by ripcity
03 Feb 2013, 01:55
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Fate of loose primer pocket reloads
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Fate of loose primer pocket reloads

I don't swage this cartridge. If a primer is tough to seat, I spin the case a little then it usually seats. I'm fairly new with this case so I'm still reloading the second firing. I sure hope I get 10x out of this brass.
by ripcity
16 Jan 2013, 20:54
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Wisdom of GONRA
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Wisdom of GONRA

Talking about lube, with my little experience I've noticed that one shot resizes it back to factory better than the Dillion lube I just picked up. It crazy because the shoulder moves much further back, almost identical to factory, while Dillon lube leaves the shoulder a good 1/16 to 1/8 higher than ...
by ripcity
14 Jan 2013, 01:18
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: coating coming off when using redding FL die
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: coating coming off when using redding FL die

I too have never had any issues with my lee dies.
by ripcity
11 Jan 2013, 17:04
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Dillon XL650 Shellplates
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Dillon XL650 Shellplates

I personally would not load this round on my 650. I do most of my larger rifle cartridge and the 5.7 on my Redding t-7. Any little powder spillage or overcharge can be dangerous. This is just my .02.
by ripcity
01 Jan 2013, 02:17
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Alternative powder
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: Alternative powder

I use wc844 for my .223 loads. It's a bit cheaper. There is an outfit locally here that sells it to me for 12 bucks a pound. I'm sure it's going for that on the internet, or if not a little cheaper.
by ripcity
01 Jan 2013, 02:13
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: powder measurment ?
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: powder measurment ?

I'm more old school and use the 10-10 beam scale. I know it takes much longer to weigh a load, but it's accurate.
by ripcity
29 Dec 2012, 02:16
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Cleaner powder?
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Cleaner powder?

I've had good luck with aa#7. It matters well and it is fairly clean. It was dirty in my 9mm. I'm guessing the extra pressure burns it better.
by ripcity
19 Dec 2012, 23:20
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Electronic Powder Drop
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Re: Electronic Powder Drop

I think I will stay away from the lymann. I will keep my eyes open for a hornady or rcbs.
by ripcity
18 Dec 2012, 00:31
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Electronic Powder Drop
Replies: 17
Views: 1337

Electronic Powder Drop

How many of you use the electronic powder drops? I've never owned one, but was thinking of getting one just for the fiveseven. I would like to hear some pro's and con's with these machines. I know it's a little slow, but I measure all my charges now with a manual scale. I'd think this would have to ...
by ripcity
17 Dec 2012, 15:35
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: FsN Prices
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: FsN Prices

I didn't want to buy a FsN at retail. I waited and found one with 100 rounds of ammo for $900. I thought it was a fair deal.
by ripcity
16 Nov 2012, 00:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Help with 5.7 reloading.
Replies: 17
Views: 1144

Re: Help with 5.7 reloading.

I always adjust my die so it over cams slightly. When I set my 5.7 die it's much deeper than other dies.
by ripcity
20 Oct 2012, 12:28
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7x28 brass value
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: 5.7x28 brass value

Private sale. He was asking 200, but without me negotiating he came down to 100. It was on the forum for a couple months so maybe that something to do with it.
by ripcity
19 Oct 2012, 01:12
Forum: Lounge
Topic: OFFICAL NFL THREAD
Replies: 253
Views: 3732

Re: OFFICAL NFL THREAD

Vick needs to learn how to stop turning the ball over.
by ripcity
19 Oct 2012, 01:01
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7x28 brass value
Replies: 10
Views: 2432

Re: 5.7x28 brass value

Here in Portland Oregon, I bought around 4-5k for 100 dollars. I'm thinking there are not too many 5.7 reloaders here in the northwest.