Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Hinglby » 08 Mar 2012, 07:49

Hello Thedirtyheat, I actually haven fired any of my loads. I am very skeptical about the factory load accuracy and all the load data that has been published. But to answer part of your question, I have both crimped and un-crimped. I did some set back test on blank rounds and found that the un-crimped rounds get pushed in between .005 and.025", my crimped rounds had zero set back.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Thedirtyheat » 08 Mar 2012, 10:02

Yes but the crimped rounds are going to have pressure differences, load data for uncrimped even out of a load manual or your own will not work for crimped and crimped is going to give you higher pressures, and there is a good chance (I don't know what projectile you're using) but that set back or atleast part of it may be the tip slightly deforming that was my findings on v max, once again I'm no all knowing guru im just trying to help you avoid a bad error. Also read a recent post on the crimping causing the projectile to deform. I'm not saying you can't crimp, just warning you there are variants and differences to look out for.

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Post by rolcle » 18 Mar 2012, 18:48

Impressive list and thank you for the information.

Would you be able to ballpark the cost of reloading 40 grain ballistic tips?

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Post by Rapier1772 » 18 Mar 2012, 19:16

rolcle wrote:Would you be able to ballpark the cost of reloading 40 grain ballistic tips?
Approx $.22 per round. If you buy in bulk it would help. Or get to EA's pull downs before any of the rest of us do :laugh:
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Post by Hinglby » 19 Mar 2012, 04:38

Rapier1772 has the same number I came up with. I decided to start reloading this round because it comes out to about 1/2 the price of factory rounds.

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Post by campgroundman » 23 Mar 2012, 04:45

i have a dillon 650 , but everone know it cannot be used due to the shellplate problem. as a result i purchased a 550B and whatever else i needed to load the 5.7 just wanted to share this information about the 550B: it does not have the powder check system that the 650 does, but you can add one. i have found it not necessary(with my brass so far) to size the neck of the cases. as a result i removed this die, drilled the necessary hole in the 550B tool head(located in the same place as the 650) and then installed the 650 powder check in the 550B toolhead. it works perfectly, and i feel much better now knowing if i have too much powder or not enough. just be sure to check that the alarm is working before you begin loading by pushing the switch in manually. john

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Post by zealous_LEXX » 25 Aug 2012, 18:38

What are good electric and regular scales? Also does anyone use a trickler? I was also wondering what tools are used to handle powder? Yea yea I'm a noob. If anyone lives in MN I'd love to watch or shadow someone reloading.

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Post by zealous_LEXX » 26 Aug 2012, 02:12

What do you use to measure the OAL? Preferred brand? Website I could purchase?

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Post by Rapier1772 » 26 Aug 2012, 09:28

From viewtopic.php?f=19&t=12318" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

To measure lengths
panzermk2 wrote:This is the one you should buy.
http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-120A-6-C ... 857&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Starrett 120A-6 White Dial Calipers, Hardened Stainless Steel, 0-6" Range, .001" Graduations

During your search of Starrett calipers you will see ones like this one priced at half. Those are made over seas and aren't as good as the USA made one I list above.
For the scale (from the same thread)
panzermk2 wrote:The Dillon's 'Eliminator' Scale and only the Dillon's 'Eliminator' Scale. Again I have all the other, RCBS, SinClair, LEE and more. Non are as reliable, accurate and easy to use. I have a 20 year old Eliminator and it works and measure identically to the NIB Eliminator (Shop back up) that I bought a month ago.

Your mileage may vary this is my opinion.
As for the trickler, I just use a baby spoon for dropping powder into the dish anyway, I don't bother with a trickler anymore.

If you are that new to reloading, you might want to start with another cartridge. This round is very sensitive to pressures. You can (& some do) start with this round, but be careful!
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Post by billdan7588 » 29 Aug 2012, 15:07

I'm brand new to this forum, I've been reloading since the early 70's, I've used RCBS Rock Chucker, PonsnessWarren presses, reloaded for 9mm, .38 spec., .357 mag., .41 mag., .45auto, .22-250, .30-06, and .375 h&h mag, my son has peaked my interest in owning an HN 5.7 x 28mm, I've seen mention of the Lee turret press for use in reloading for this caliber but not for the RCBS turrett press, can someone out there be so kind as to tell me what the reasons for not using the RCBS turret press for this caliber are! I know longer own neither of the presses I mentioned, so I'll be starting fresh.
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Post by reeldoc » 02 Oct 2012, 16:45

Received this from Wilson today concerning inquiry about an 5.7 shell holder for Wilson trimmers.....

Hello,

That would be a special holder for us, all we need is three cases in the condition in which you intend to trim them
along with a check or money order for $30.50 for U.S. Customers that will cover the cost of the holder and shipping back to you.
For international customers please include $38.50 along with your cases. Turn around is just a few days.

Please send to the address below.

Thank you,

Wilson Support
L.E. Wilson Inc.
PO Box 324
404 Pionner Ave
Cashmere, WA 98815
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Post by ejmoosa » 04 Oct 2012, 18:01

reeldoc,

Thanks for the legwork on the Wilson Shell Holder.

I certainly appreciate it.

EJ

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by dalefranzen » 29 Jan 2013, 07:44

Good morning all,

New to this site but not to reloading. I did how ever just start reloading the 5.7x28. I have done a lot of research before I started to reload with all concern of weapons blowing up in peoples hands.
This is a straight forward caliber to load provided you pay attention to detail. I see that the dies are getting harder to get. One place that I have found is Titan Reloading but alas as of this morning they are out of these dies. I ordered mine 2 weeks ago. My next item that I wanted but cant yet is a case go/no go gauge. There is only one place so far that makes one and that is Elite Ammuniton and of course they are back ordered. I have contacted LE Wilson in hopes that they will start to make these gauges. Time will tell.
I use the Lee die set and they work great. What I used as a gauge to set the shoulder back was the barrel in a V block, a new factory load and a dial indicator. I pushed the shoulder back to -.002 of what a factory load measured. This worked well for me.
Dies: Lee 2 piece die set with case holder
Trimming: Lee Trim set
Case length: I went with a trim to length of 1.130.
Bullets: Sierra 40gr SP Hornets
Powder: Accurate #7 (Started at 7.0gr and I like this load at 7.3gr)
Primmers CCI Small Rifle
COL: 1.475
Scale: RCBS Powder Master
Press: RCBS Rock Chucker

Went to the range this last week-end to test my first loads and they shot beautifully. I dont have a chrono but plan on getting one just to see what the true velocity of these rounds are. I also shot some factory 197's just to see or maybe hear any difference. None that I could tell. (All though my back side was still puckered from squeezing the trigger for the first time).

I think the key to this round is staying well within the loading info that is out there. I used the Accurate data from their website. You need to pay attention to the length of the case as if they get a bit long they can and will start to jam the weapon or FTF correctly. Every place I have been on the forums and Accurate is DONT hotrod this caliber as they are very sensitive.

I have yet to reload the cases more than once at this point as I have a few hundred cases. The best way I have found to clean the cases (DONT Tumble) is 1 part Simple Green to 2 parts water. Clean and let air dry. If you tmble these caes you run the risk of polishing the poly coating off. This coating is needed for feeding and the blow back process.

I have found these to be a great way to save half the money of factory loads.

Have fun, be safe.

Dale

(Just my 2 cents)

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Post by NeverEnoughGuns » 24 Feb 2013, 13:39

Okay guys, looking for some help here. I'm new to the forum and was going to start reloading the 5.7. I have a Dillon 550B press and am aware that EA sells the shell plate for the 550B, but can someone weigh in on the best type of dies that I should purchase to use with the Dillon 550B?

Thanks.

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Post by Rapier1772 » 24 Feb 2013, 13:57

I recommend Lee dies.
Check out the forum wiki for a full list of reloading equipment.
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Post by huddleston101 » 24 Feb 2013, 16:04

Rapier1772 wrote:I recommend Lee dies.
Check out the forum wiki for a full list of reloading equipment.
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:thumb: i to recommend Lee dies.

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Post by Vortec MAX » 24 Feb 2013, 19:15

I looked over the reloading wiki and the first post in this string. I did not see any mention of some of the bullets that I have stockpiled for the zombie apocalypse. Are the following suitable for reloading in the 5.7x28 for a Five-seven pistol?:

30 gr Berger match
35 gr Hornady V-Max (wiki briefly mentioned these)
30 gr Barnes Varmint Grenades

Just asking because if I am holding on to some that are not well suited to this application, I should trade for some that are.

Thanks in advance.

Mike

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Post by Rapier1772 » 24 Feb 2013, 21:19

I've loaded 30gr grenades before, maybe it was just me but they didn't work so well & frequently came out slightly crooked which would throw off any accuracy. Can't really say anything about the other 2
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Post by SandmanV12 » 02 Apr 2013, 15:51

Any opinions on where to pick up the Lee Pacesetter die set?

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Post by Red Dog » 02 Apr 2013, 17:15

I waited out a five week backorder at Midway USA for my Lee dies. They were delivered in early March; a local gun shop got me a set of RCBS dies in about the same time through his rep.

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