Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by skip57PS90 » 15 Feb 2009, 14:14

Thanks for the insight and quick reply. I will look into another brand for the 5.7 dies for my Dillon.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by jmz5 » 15 Feb 2009, 15:48

I have tried RCBS, didn't like it, now use Hornady.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by stateofbliss » 16 Feb 2009, 17:51

RCBS offers a SMALL Base Die set PN 11703 that you should positively NOT use. They had the wrong thing in mind when they made that set. Personally, I am leaning towards the Lee Dies. But they must be inspected for the correct length bullet seater and a general clean-up buffing/polishing.

I contracted Lee for a batch of 3 dies set, to include an FC die. They nixed on the FC Die. The second batch had issues. But, that's why you can now buy the dies directly from Lee.

BTW, what reloader are you using?
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by skip57PS90 » 17 Feb 2009, 01:55

Thanks for feedback. I was wondering if the small base set was the correct choice. Now that is off the option list.

I am not clear on your comment regarding the "second batch" of Lee dies. Is there an issue with Lee also?


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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by stateofbliss » 26 Feb 2009, 14:14

The second batch had a .22 Hornet seating plug instead of the shorter .57x28. Lee sent/sends out free replacements though.

That was the only issue I was aware of. Remember to clean and polish, if needed, any die set you use (don't try 'out of the box').
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Cyberfly » 26 Feb 2009, 20:02

Clean and polish?
Hmmm. I just got a new set of Lee dies for .223...I guess I got some studying to do. My 5.7 dies were used so they should be good to go.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Merlin » 26 Aug 2009, 02:40

Did not notice the HORNADY LOCK-N-LOAD AP listed but since they make a set of dies and shell holder I am guessing it can be used? Does anyone here have experience with this model? Thanks.
I am new to this Forum and reloading but thinking of taking up reloading the .223/5.56 and 5.7x28 cartridges. Unfortunately I have no one I know that reloads that could mentor me, so I will have to depend on information like this and DVDs.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by The Keymaster » 26 Aug 2009, 02:53

Take a look at this thread:

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It will give you some important information on the LNL AP. If you want to go further with the discussion, post in the thread, and I will do what I can for you. As far as the loads go, check out the FiveSeven wiki as a start, and do a lot of searching and reading on the forum. There is a wealth of information here. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by ReadMore-SpeakLess » 01 Sep 2009, 06:58

Question for state of bliss:

What product do you use to clean your dies out-of-the-box? Is this a step you would recommend periodically on used dies, or is the lube from resized cases enough to keep the dies in shape?

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by gw45acp » 01 Sep 2009, 09:47

I don't know how state of bliss cleans dies, but brake cleaner is the best and lowest cost way to clean dies. A blast of Hornady One Shot case lube in the size die is recommended. To store them, a light coating of gun oil works fine as long as you use the brake cleaner to remove it before the next use.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by ReadMore-SpeakLess » 01 Sep 2009, 10:32

Well, whaddayaknow bout that. :cya: Brake cleaner. I'm still trolling around picking up tips on reloading this round before I get started. And I'm real glad I learned about this, for all my dies, past and future. Thanks, gw45acp :thumb:

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by stonebroco » 28 Sep 2009, 12:05

Can lyman presses be used?

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by gw45acp » 28 Sep 2009, 12:18

Any single stage press should work just fine, Lyman included.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by MikeS » 21 Oct 2009, 18:32

What is the opinion of the Lyman 3 die set?

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Grantness » 21 Oct 2009, 21:04

I think someone had a set of Lymans recently that were too tight. I've never heard any complaints about Lee (which I use) or Hornady sets. You really only need a full length size die and a bullet seating anyways...

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by panzermk2 » 22 Oct 2009, 11:43

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by MikeS » 26 Oct 2009, 04:49

So I ordered a set of Lee dies last night. Thanks people.

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How much powder?

Post by hapkido » 12 Nov 2009, 10:33

I scanned the thread and could not find how much powder is recommended to reload cartridges/bullets.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by f3rr37 » 12 Nov 2009, 10:36

All depends on what powder and which bullet you're loading with.

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Re: How much powder?

Post by Grantness » 12 Nov 2009, 12:16

hapkido wrote:I scanned the thread and could not find how much powder is recommended to reload cartridges/bullets.
That all depends on the type and weight of the bullet being used, the seating depth of the bullet, the type of powder, the type of primer, the type of firearm its to be shot out of, and how much velocity you are looking to get.

I dont mean to offend you or anything... but if you have to ask that sort of question, you probably shouldnt be reloading this cartridge. Spend some time educating yourself, then learn the ropes on a less sensitive cartridge before stepping up to 5.7x28.

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