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Anybody roll their own 5.7?
« on: August 17, 2011, 12:44:25 pm »
Have a opportunity to pick up a used combo FN 5.7 handgun and ps2000.
Looks mighty expensive to feed... I'm reading and searching and not seeing alot of support, or supplies, for handloading this caliber.
Not finding a wealth of info on it, perhaps because it is both a rifle and handgun ammunition.
Anyone have any resources, recipes, or even a powder/guide that supports it?

I found this one so far...
http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf
Page 3, the first caliber listed...
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 12:50:09 pm »
    Check out fivesevenforum.  They have a large handloading section.
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 01:49:26 pm »
    Great Resource! Thank You!
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 03:43:34 pm »
    I've heard that it is somewhat difficult to load due to the small size and high pressures. I would be very careful with it.
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 07:07:11 am »
    Not difficult, just not alot of room for experimentation. keep it simple stupid!
    And I dont know WTH a ps2000 is.. I meant a ps90 =). Ugliest weapon ever, right up until you unload 50 rounds through it and fall in love!
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 07:34:28 am »
    Not difficult, just not alot of room for experimentation. keep it simple stupid!
    And I dont know WTH a ps2000 is.. I meant a ps90 =). Ugliest weapon ever, right up until you unload 50 rounds through it and fall in love!

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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 10:39:53 am »
    The blowback operation is tough on the thin brass. Be cautious.

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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 07:48:04 pm »
    ......and invest in a quality set of tweezers for seating slugs. ;)

    I'll just caution you on this, as noted it's a high pressure, low case volume round, giving you a very small window for any error.  So watch those charge weighs extra close.
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 12:26:32 am »
    I'm a little late to the game here but possibly others will benefit.  I loaded it for a little bit and here is what I learned.  First off you you don't want to tumble the brass as it does have a laquer coating and once it starts to come off you may experience case splitting.  I also purchased the RCBS Small Base Resizing Die as the sizing die in the set doesn't always get the case back to the original size which caused issues.  Once I used the small base die my guns ran 100%.  Make sure that you get the projectile in straight...the real short bottle neck case can be difficult. 
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    Re: Anybody roll their own 5.7?
    « Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 01:03:56 am »
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    Care to share any thoughts on powders used or charge weights?
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