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by miker57
22 Apr 2011, 06:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: My Conversations with Hornady and Dillon, on the Five Seven.
Replies: 18
Views: 3074

Re: My Conversations with Hornady and Dillon, on the Five Se

With the LNL I would agree that checking it more frequently is important through the first 100 rds. Once your powder drops are consistant, you will find that they stay that way. Worse case is a clump of powder sticks in the rotor and the drop is light. You can avoid that by keeping the powder drop c...
by miker57
21 Apr 2011, 18:40
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: My Conversations with Hornady and Dillon, on the Five Seven.
Replies: 18
Views: 3074

Re: My Conversations with Hornady and Dillon, on the Five Se

I have been using a Hornady LNL to reload 5.7 for several years now. Here's a few tips based on my experiences.. - Resize all your brass first using a single stage press. It's the only way to precisely resize these cases. - For the Powder Drop station: Get the pistol rotor (w/micrometer gauge for be...
by miker57
23 May 2010, 06:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Suppressor causing jams on extraction?
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Suppressor causing jams on extraction?

I have experienced similar jams with standard loads after switching from Fed small rife primers to WSR. I saw no problems using 5.2 gr load of TB with Federal primers, however the same load with WSRs was causing over pressuring and jams while cycling. I ended up pulling all the WSR 5.2 gr loads and ...
by miker57
10 Jun 2009, 17:42
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: What causes this?
Replies: 18
Views: 713

Re: What causes this?

It's hard to tell from the picture but it looks like the shoulder of the case wasn't moved down far enough. What resizing die are you using and is it adjusted all the way down? If the shoulder doesn't match the factory ammo the reloaded round won't seat completely in the chamber, and when it fires, ...
by miker57
06 Jun 2009, 15:36
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: ps90 mags ?
Replies: 76
Views: 6076

Re: ps90 mags ?

Has anyone receive an order from Military Gun Supply yet? Any reports on how well the AT mags work in the PS90? I just ordered a couple.
by miker57
04 Jun 2009, 16:15
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: Halo A-1-S switch
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Halo A-1-S switch

thanks. I'll keep an eye on the Halo Mfg website.
by miker57
02 Jun 2009, 16:01
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: Halo A-1-S switch
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Halo A-1-S switch

I am looking for one of those PS90 "A" switches that Halo Mfg sold a few years ago.
If you have one and would like to part with it please send me a PM.
by miker57
05 Apr 2009, 10:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Re: Lacquer coating solution

I did some heat tests comparing pulled factory unfired brass and brass coated with valspar lacquer and another product for comparison. I only applied a very light coating of lacquer and allowed it to dry for more than 24 hours. This test method isn't exactly scientific, but gives a general idea of t...
by miker57
29 Mar 2009, 17:50
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Re: Lacquer coating solution

I think you have to apply a very light coating and let it dry for at least 48 hours as your findings suggest. It does look as though heat is going to be problem with this product. I was expecting it to be more heat resistant. I will try some heat tests on the brass I treated and see how it reacts. T...
by miker57
22 Mar 2009, 10:28
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Re: Lacquer coating solution

I have a couple thousand rounds already reloaded that I plan to spray. I am going to use pegboard for a spraying rack. A 2'x4' sheet of pegboard has 1152 holes (24x48). The case neck and bullet fit securely in the pegboard holes, so that part won't be exposed to the lacquer using this spraying appro...
by miker57
22 Mar 2009, 07:08
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Re: Lacquer coating solution

The weather in MN is still too cold to spray lacquer in my unheated garage. We touched 60 degrees once but we'll only see 50's for the next week or so. In my test I sprayed a couple pieces of brass in the house, but it is really toxic and I don't recommend it. The Lacquer application instructions sa...
by miker57
22 Mar 2009, 06:22
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: which trimmer works best
Replies: 54
Views: 1421

Re: which trimmer works best

I have found an easy way to make a case trimmer. I took the Lee .223 Case Length gauge (Case Trimmer p/n 90114) and cut it off to the depth of the 5.7x28 case. Cut the shaft to .95 and this will result in a case length of 1.135. While it would be nice to have a Lee shell holder for the Lock stud, it...
by miker57
22 Mar 2009, 06:03
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Re: Lacquer coating solution

The primary benefit of the laquer coating is to make the rounds slippery, and prevent mag feed problems. Anyone know of any other reasons? In my limited testing, I believe touching up the existing lacquer is all that is necessary to restore the slippery surface. It shouldn't be a problem applying th...
by miker57
20 Mar 2009, 05:45
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Public debt hits $11 Trillion milestone
Replies: 15
Views: 176

Public debt hits $11 Trillion milestone

On Monday March 16th we crossed the $11 trillion debt mark, and not a word from any of the media about this. I watched all week to see if this would be reported, but not a word of it. I would think the government should issue a press release informing the people when they have achieved such a great ...
by miker57
10 Mar 2009, 18:35
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Let's see your bench!
Replies: 102
Views: 16340

Re: Let's see your bench!

My reloading bench after I put a solid oak top on it. The original was ¾” particle board and I broke it this weekend trying to resize some .308 mil brass with the single stage press on the right. I think this one will last a little longer.



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by miker57
07 Mar 2009, 06:29
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Minnesota S.F. 893 Home Defense/Deadly Force law introduced
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Minnesota S.F. 893 Home Defense/Deadly Force law introduced

The chance of this passing might be slim, at least it is moving in the right direction.. --- S.F. No. 893, as introduced - 86th Legislative Session (2009-2010) [09-1054] A bill for an act relating to public safety; clarifying law on use of force in defense of home and person; codifying and extending...
by miker57
05 Mar 2009, 17:52
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Minnesota HF 953 vote Friday 3/6/09
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Minnesota HF 953 vote Friday 3/6/09

Sanity (and warmer weather) begining to return to MN.. ---------------------------------------- NRA-ILA update: Due to Overwhelming Member Opposition, Committee Pulls HF 953 from Calendar. Late last night, House File 953, introduced by State Representative Michael Paymar (DFL-64B), was removed from ...
by miker57
23 Feb 2009, 17:34
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: X-Mas from FNHUSA
Replies: 19
Views: 993

Re: X-Mas from FNHUSA

Just received my $125 rebate check today. I submitted my FNAR rebate form on Dec 2nd.
by miker57
23 Feb 2009, 17:17
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Lacquer coating solution
Replies: 150
Views: 24263

Lacquer coating solution

After reloading the brass a couple times, the lacquer starts to wear off and it causes feed problems in the PS90 mags and it becomes quite difficult to get a full 20 rds loaded in the pistol mags. I found a 12oz spray can of Valspar fast-dry Lacquer, Hi-Gloss Clear #65064, at a local Lowes store for...
by miker57
31 Dec 2008, 13:05
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Anyone use a Hornady Prograssive?
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: Anyone use a Hornady Prograssive?

I forgot to mention that after cutting the crimp die to size, there wasn't enough thread to use the lock nut, so I used a little locktite on the threads, then screwed it into the LNL quick change bushing then quicky adjusted it where I wanted it. I had tried to turn it again after the locktite set, ...