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by catalina2014
08 Dec 2016, 15:49
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: HS6 or Longshot?
Replies: 14
Views: 1961

Re: HS6 or Longshot?

Just a side note to this ancient post. Kmiles observation that his loads were not registering on his chrono is likely due to muzzle flash. I have experienced the same phenomenon loading the 5.7 with slower powders, in my case 2400. I always check the chrono with some "control loads" in 5.7 before ne...
by catalina2014
17 Nov 2015, 07:56
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ

Thanks bruteandbear, I'll be loading for the FSN. I was not impressed with the TB for the heavy bullet. Compared to 3N37, similar velocities with the same powder charge, but much more recoil. I'll try the Longshot and see how it feels For this cartridge what does it like, fast powder heavy bullet, o...
by catalina2014
14 Nov 2015, 06:45
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ

Thanks grimmond, I'll start with the TB
by catalina2014
13 Nov 2015, 13:53
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Help with powder choices for 55 FMJ

I have the following powders on the shelf and would be grateful for a powder choice recommendation for 55 FMJs. I'm looking for a plinker, but want some velocity as well.

Thanks in Advance!

Unique
HS6
Accurate #5
True Blue
3N37
N340
Power Pistol
Longshot
Alliant 2400
by catalina2014
11 Apr 2015, 13:46
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: loading with available powders
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: loading with available powders

Sorry for the late reply I've loaded with Power Pistol. For the 40 Vmax I went as high as 5.6 Gr , OF Brass, WSMP primers and an OAL of 1.585. The 5.4 load was 1930 FPS. 5.6 looked really unstable.
by catalina2014
03 Jan 2015, 13:36
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading 5.7x28 with a dillon 550
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Reloading 5.7x28 with a dillon 550

I have been using the dillion 5550 with RCBS dies and the .223 funnel with EA shell plate. The EA shell plate is a good bit of kit and comes with the locator pins. I call it semi-progressive loading. I decap and size, then ream the primer crimp. Then I prime. After that I pull the sizer die and load...
by catalina2014
06 Dec 2014, 14:23
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Tooled up and ran test batch of 40g Vmax w/ Blue Dot
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Tooled up and ran test batch of 40g Vmax w/ Blue Dot

I know this is a dated post but....I'm using the RCBS dies and my only complaint is my fingers aren't small enough for these little bullets. As for case prep, overnight in Tide detergent. I,m chamfering the case mouths to help in seating and I use One-Shot as a lube, after 1000's of rifle rounds, on...
by catalina2014
23 Nov 2014, 13:23
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Has anyone used Unique?
Replies: 25
Views: 2795

Re: Has anyone used Unique?

Thanks for the link, but it doesn't go anywhere. A search on G&A's site for 5.7x28 also turns up no results. A search on this forum does not turn up any data that I was able to locate. A search on the massive search engine Google also turns up a lack of actual load data, hence my request for verifi...
by catalina2014
23 Nov 2014, 09:15
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Has anyone used Unique?
Replies: 25
Views: 2795

Re: Has anyone used Unique?

There is a little data on this site, use the search function. Also an article that was published in Guns and Ammo. Http:/archives.gunsandammo.com/content/5.7x28-fn They listed a a 40 gr. Berger moly with a start of 3.5 gr and max of 4.3. I use it for 45 auto and tried it for 5.7, but found the meter...
by catalina2014
23 Nov 2014, 08:22
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride

It's available in various quantities from several sources. I purchased mine in a small quantity branded as "Derby Dust" on Amazon. Yep, it's uses include boy scout wood derby cars, for wheel lube. David Tubbs Precision Rifle Parts sells a kit, but it's easy to apply yourself. Follow these steps; 1) ...
by catalina2014
22 Nov 2014, 15:18
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride

HBN is slicker (coeficient of friction) than either the Moly or Tungsten Disulphide. Moly should to be waxed after application to keep in on. Moly starts to breakdown at 600F, HBN is good to 2500F. Both Moly and Tungsten Disulphide (WS2) contain sulphur, which can cause corrosion in moist environmen...
by catalina2014
21 Nov 2014, 06:58
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Early Testing With Hex Boron Nitride

Decided to test the merits of HBN dry film lubricant on 5.7 performance. The test yielded some interresting results, though more testing is required to validate. Loaded 20 rounds with a 40gr Vmax with which I had applied HBN via the shot tumbler method and 20 rounds of untreated Vmax over 5.4 gr, of...
by catalina2014
01 Nov 2014, 15:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Load Data Alliant 2400
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

Load Data Alliant 2400

Not being able to much find pistol powder anywhere, I bought a lb of Alliant 2400. Of thee burn rate chart it's close to Longshot. Anyone ever play with it?
by catalina2014
30 Oct 2014, 03:03
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?

You're right, my guard was down. In my peaceful area, few crimes happen. We always have glocks in the cars, glocks and an AR PDW in the house. When I caught up with the perp, I was checking out a piece of desert where I thought my stolen bike may have been stashed. My area of Tucson is pretty much f...
by catalina2014
29 Oct 2014, 15:20
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: 5.7x28 Random Reloading Discussions
Replies: 246
Views: 19178

Oh Wise Grantness Loading Alliant Unique?

Grantness, do you or any of your numerous followers have any data for Unique??
by catalina2014
29 Oct 2014, 15:11
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?

It's not worth the risk of a lawsuit. I know it sounds stupid, and when I told the LE I had a can of mace with me( just cam back from a dog walk) he said I should of used it. But he's not the one forking out $10 or $20 grand on lawyers. There's scads of Lawyers just waiting to pounce. I Id'd him for...
by catalina2014
29 Oct 2014, 11:49
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?

I haven't seen any pistol powder in like forever. Yesterday I accidently left my garage door open. A thief stole 400 rds of 197 and 400 rds of reloads along with 2 lbs of pistol powder. I caught the dirtbag and recovered my bike, ID'd him for the Sheriff, but I doubt they'll pick him up. Luckily I'v...
by catalina2014
29 Oct 2014, 08:22
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?

Is there any end in sight for the powder shortage?
by catalina2014
25 Oct 2014, 05:29
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Galil returning
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

Re: Galil returning

Owned a .308 back in the day. Heavy, finger slapping tank. They are
just an AK and not much sexier. Noticed that the Isrealies stopped making them as soon as Uzi Gal died. Expensive, heavy weapons. Give me an M-4 thank you much.
by catalina2014
23 Oct 2014, 15:23
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: Secret Serviced 5.7 Duty Round
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: Secret Serviced 5.7 Duty Round

Thanks Buffman, I saw a blurb on TV about SS favoring the 5.7 to reduce over penetration "via fragmentation". Sounded like SS197. I figured SS190 would be in the mix, with body armor so prevalent.