Tumbling 5.7 brass

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by Shawranch » 16 Aug 2015, 07:31

Yes or no?

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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by panzermk2 » 16 Aug 2015, 09:28

No it ruins the coating.

Best bet is 1 part simple green to 3 parts warm water in a bucket. Hand agitate every 5 minutes for no more then 20 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly with cool water and let air dry.
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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by Shawranch » 16 Aug 2015, 14:13

What do I do to the cases I already tumbled?

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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by panzermk2 » 16 Aug 2015, 19:07

If the coating is taken off? Sell the brass for scrap.
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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by Rapier1772 » 17 Aug 2015, 11:07

panzermk2 wrote:If the coating is taken off? Sell the brass for scrap.
aka recycle bin
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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by kmiles » 19 Aug 2015, 08:30

If you are loading for the FiveSeveN, you can load a few and see if they work for you. I have had pretty good luck even with missing coating in the handgun. Others say it will not work, but I have 10 that I have been testing with no coating that are on their 3rd round of reloading. Your experiences may vary. I do not see any additional neck movement or stretching of the brass with 5.7 gr of true blue behind a 40 gr projectile.

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Re: Tumbling 5.7 brass

Post by Oldbindlestiff » 19 Aug 2015, 10:09

The coating provides lubricity for extraction. Try single shot loads to determine whether they will extract and eject properly. FNH didn't coat the cartridge for cosmetic reasons. Good luck!
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