Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Reloading info for the 5.7x28mm

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by varmitsnightmare » 13 Sep 2014, 20:10

Ok the Hornady cam lock collet puller is worth every penny on light weight bullets. I pulled 50 or so 35 grain leadfree noslers and left hardly any marks. Beats the hell out of my kinetic puller that is rough on the 5.7x28 cases( that now has a bent handle due to tight necks and light bullets). If anyone is on the fence on buying one, get it , works sweet. Should work on 17 cals too, hope I never have to find out ,but I now have the collet if I need it. Works so well , I will be getting 30, 25, and 27 cal collets as well. Again the hornady Cam lock puller is sweet!

Also another plus and a big one that most guys will agree on is,,,, if your bench is inside your house, spare bedroom, basement, den ,whatever, the silent puller is not going to make the wife scream "what in the hell are you doing, go to bed, your keeping the kids awake !" I got that one with the kinetic puller in the garage( under master bedroom, she was not happy)

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Post by Rapier1772 » 14 Sep 2014, 06:42

Same goes if you live in apartment complex. Neighbors wonder what the hell you're building if you do it during the day & if you do it at night, that's just rude & you deserve whatever you get.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by derek1387 » 15 Sep 2014, 07:21

So I am about to dive into reloading the 5.7x28 cartridge. Any updated info on what is best to get for trimming, and dies?

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Post by derek1387 » 15 Sep 2014, 09:34

And sorry for the question. I went through the 10 pages here, and seems like some great info, but a lot of it is also old posts. Just wanted to make sure I have the most up to date before I start loading.

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Old Paul » 09 Dec 2014, 14:32

I checked out the shell holders you show, but they are all the new type, and I still use the old Hollywood single stage press.
Can anyone tell me which of the older, threaded shell holders, to use for the 5.7 cases, that my press uses, or at least what standard case it is based upon, or similar too?

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Post by panzermk2 » 10 Dec 2014, 14:26

25acp is about as close as you're going to get. Since you are using old style system it should be easy to get if you already don't have it.
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by Old Paul » 25 Dec 2014, 14:08

In checking around the Internet, I learned that Midway sells an RCBS H Press Shellholder Adapter, #404696, for $19.99, plus SHH, and several reloading companies make the modern shell holder, including the Lyman Shellholder #35 (5.7x28, # 837700, for $7.39, which will fit in to the above adapter, to work in my Hollywood Sr. press.

I also found at least a couple of die sets (2 & 3 Die sets), and a 5.7x28 case length trimer too.

Now if you have an electronic powder despensor, and scale, you should be able to use one of the 5.7 x28 loading book minimum loads (Western Powder Reloading, and Load Data Guide, Edition 5.0) , and work up slowly, without damaging you gun.

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Post by 748 » 25 Dec 2014, 21:17

To trim cases I bought the Trimpro-2 upgrade shell holder for $50.
The Trimpro-2 upgrade replaces the lever and removeable shell holder plates with a universal shell holding chuck.
I haven't used my shell trimmer for several years and after 3 moves I believe all the shell holding plates aside for 223 (the last one installed on there) are lost for good. The universal shell holding chuck is advertised "to hold everything from 338 [something or other] magnum to 5.7x28."

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by sledgehammer » 30 Mar 2015, 07:10

Anyone have any opinion on using the RCBS chargemaster as the scale of choice?

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Post by grimmond » 30 Mar 2015, 11:32

I use it and It works perfectly. Buy an additional check weights in different grains to double check it Periodically during use.
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Post by Bazzer69 » 14 Apr 2015, 10:38

panzermk2 wrote:I would avoid LEE. They have been making 5.7 dies lately that are out of spec.
Hang on a minute, Ive just ordered LEE dies based upon your previous recommendations. Now your saying don't buy LEE dies? Should I cancel the order? And what to get now?
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Post by Rapier1772 » 14 Apr 2015, 10:55

He said that last August.
To be fair though, Lee was a leader in making good dies for the 5.7x28mm but then a couple of years ago they changed something, now they aren't so good. If you can cancel the order, I would consider it.
The dies people are recommending now are the CH4D dies.
I have the early Lee dies so I am good to go, I have not tried the CH4D dies.
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Post by jkelley209 » 14 Apr 2015, 11:06

Redding dies are very good too.

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Post by Bazzer69 » 14 Apr 2015, 11:15

I've just ordered the Lee dies. The CH4d seem to have a long lead time.
Sorry, no offence intended.

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Post by panzermk2 » 14 Apr 2015, 16:22

And this is where it started discovering LEE had changed their dies.


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Post by panzermk2 » 14 Apr 2015, 16:26

I also started carrying and recommending CH4D dies after the good results forum members had been having with them.

When more then a few senior forum members had great results with CH4D I ordered a set and started testing them. Based on that additional testing I not only started suggesting using them I started stocking them.


We are about to put a large order in for them this Wednesday morning. If you want a set and not a long wait ORDER NOW!
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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by DoubleJ » 14 Apr 2015, 18:27

grimmond wrote:I use it and It works perfectly. Buy an additional check weights in different grains to double check it Periodically during use.
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Post by Bazzer69 » 14 Apr 2015, 20:04

panzermk2 wrote:I also started carrying and recommending CH4D dies after the good results forum members had been having with them.

When more then a few senior forum members had great results with CH4D I ordered a set and started testing them. Based on that additional testing I not only started suggesting using them I started stocking them.


We are about to put a large order in for them this Wednesday morning. If you want a set and not a long wait ORDER NOW!
Thanks for the heads up, I got a set of dies on order now from you.
Now to find some True Blue!

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Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Post by jkelley209 » 16 Apr 2015, 08:23

What powder do you prefer Jay?

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Post by panzermk2 » 16 Apr 2015, 10:07

jkelley209 wrote:What powder do you prefer Jay?
Retail it's true blue.

Currently I am importing a custom blend tweaked for the 5.7. It matches PBC673 which was the first powder used for the 5.7 and designed for it. Until now no powder matched it. This does. I may jug it for retail sales but that will be after I have the brass project cleared off my plate.
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