5.7x28 Random Reloading Discussions

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Re: 5.7x28 Random Reloading Discussions

Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 17:34

I would wait and deprime them on the press. Don't rush into it. It doesn't take that long, plus you can resize at the same time.
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Post by MikeSantor » 10 Aug 2011, 17:46

Just out of curiosity, how would this set up do? Im down to spend $60~ to get started on this...


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Ok Ill stop. Im a little excited.

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Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 17:57

That would work. Be sure to check local ads and yardsales. I picked up a rock chucker ages ago for 40 bucks, came with a pile of bullets too.

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Post by MikeSantor » 10 Aug 2011, 18:01

*Ordering*

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Post by Grantness » 10 Aug 2011, 18:11

The Lee hand press is VERY cheap. Lee also makes a kit w/ included dies (may be cheaper) that simply use a provided hammer to do all the work. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a depriming die for those. The Lee Challenger press (which I use for 5.7) is great because you can swap dies in seconds w/o having to mess with screwing them to the proper length each time...similar to Hornady Lock'nLoad. It's like $30-40 new. There's also an new Challenger cast press that's much much beefier...great for larger rifle calibers.

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Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 18:13

When you get them, don't go all gung ho on it, deprime, clean, prime, and load up about 20-50 of them then go shoot them to make sure they function. You don't want to load a thousand rounds to catch a mistake at the range.
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Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 18:13

The hand press sucks for doing anything more than 5 rounds, lol. Get the bench mounted press, you will thank me.
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Post by Grantness » 10 Aug 2011, 18:19

I didn't mean for sizing tons of cases... I thought he was looking for something cheap to deprime with before he got his press (did you order a Dillon or did I imagine that?). W/ a simple depriming die it wouldnt take nearly as much energy to use the hand press. That being said, I've never used it so you would know more than me about that.

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Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 18:21

I don't own one, I thought about it for a while to load target rounds at the range, until I tried one. Anyhoo, that press he is ordering is bench mounted and cheaper than the hand press kit. Can't go wrong with having a single stage around anyway.
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Post by Grantness » 10 Aug 2011, 18:25

I edited my earlier post to recommend the Challenger breach lock press. It's cheaper than the Rock Chucker (although perhaps not as sturdy) but the Lock'nLoad type system its a huge advantage to not have to screw in the dies every time. Mute (sp?) point now if he's already placed the order...

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Post by MikeSantor » 10 Aug 2011, 18:27

Grant, I have NOT ordered the Dillon yet. My plan was to start ordering everything for reloading slowly. The goal was to have everything I need by winter. That being said, the first things I wanted to buy was all the stuff to get the brass ready since I already have a few thousand cases.

So I figured I would buy everything I would need for the brass up until the part where the brass goes into the Dillon. I.E. cleaning, trimming, etc, etc.

That way as soon as I do have everything I need I can rock and roll. First thing Im going to do is buy a small bag of 9mm and load that. Maybe 100 rounds or so just so I can learn the equipment and fundamentals and not blow my hand off. Then jump into the 5.7.

Edit, one more thing as to not confuse anyone. the Only reason I was looking at the single stage right now was for de priming. Again, for a total of 50 bucks or so I could get the single stage and de priming tool and at least get a jump on case prep.

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Post by f3rr37 » 10 Aug 2011, 18:29

Hey now, no raggin' on my hand press, I've loaded probably 2K rounds with it, besides, it gives you a pretty decent work out as well. :D

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Post by MikeSantor » 10 Aug 2011, 18:32

I spend 5 days a week at one form of a gym or other. Im down to do it the lazy way...

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Post by Grantness » 10 Aug 2011, 18:42

MikeSantor wrote: The goal was to have everything I need by winter. That being said, the first things I wanted to buy was all the stuff to get the brass ready since I already have a few thousand cases.


You could always send some brass to me for case prep :D I could also send you my own prepped cases for slightly more.

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Post by jmz5 » 10 Aug 2011, 18:51

f3rr37 wrote:Hey now, no raggin' on my hand press, I've loaded probably 2K rounds with it, besides, it gives you a pretty decent work out as well. :D
It takes forever. :p
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Post by MikeSantor » 11 Aug 2011, 16:58

Anyone happen to have an extra Trim Pro Plate from EA they want to part with?

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Post by Rapier1772 » 11 Aug 2011, 17:16

MikeSantor wrote:Anyone happen to have an extra Trim Pro Plate from EA they want to part with?
I think Jay might have an extra one laying around :laugh:
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Post by MikeSantor » 11 Aug 2011, 17:19

Says on the site they are not taking orders for them...

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Hmmm. Send them a PM, maybe you'll get lucky :?:
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Post by MikeSantor » 13 Aug 2011, 13:38

So I got the ABCs or reloading yesterday. Read it twice. It has made things a lot clearer on all the steps and the different ways to do things.

I was curious. Does anyone have the Full Harnady LNL setup with the Bullet and case feeder? I have been watching videos on it and that thing really pumps out some ammo. I was curious how this works with the 5.7mm. I read from one of keymasters posts that priming and re sizing does not work on the LNL though. So all cases would have to be preped and sized. But once all that is done it is pretty much how fast you can load raw materials and pull levers...

Im starting to see a glimmer of hope that my poor butt may be able to shoot 5.7 on the weekly basis instead of once a month after I check for loose change in all the couches...

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