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Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 18 Apr 2016, 15:31
by Kiran04
GONRA, did you trim yours down to reloading length? Mine are just a hair long, in the 1.137-1.134 range. They are also demonstrably narrower than the factory brass by around .003". The factory measured in the .312-.3135" range while EA brass is .309. Every single one of them was exactly .309, I might add. No variation. All measurements were taken from the base of shell casing, just before the head. I will try them at 65% of my normal load, which would be 4 grains of 3N38 on a 40 grain Nosler ballistic tip. I may try up to 4.3 as well. Let me know when you have chrono readings. I'm interested to see your velocity in EA brass vs. factory.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 18 Apr 2016, 17:23
by GONRA
GONRA just loaded em up. Didn't measure anything - yet.
(Using FN brass, my SMALL BASE RCBS dies resized exactly to Factory Sample cartridge diameter specs.
Remember, use a MICROMETER for diameters, electronic caliper is OK for LENGTHS.
So, will have to see wot happens with this brass.....)

Hava LabRadar Doppler Chronograph, but am still climbing the learnng curve
and don't wanna screw with it on a busy range -
local club range is Really Crowded these days.

Will be quite a while before I have more data.
Am sure extensive / really good data you can trust will be posted by the usual experts on this web site....

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 19 Apr 2016, 08:46
by panzermk2
And it should be common sense this is why the brass manufacture is always stated for re loads.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 19 Apr 2016, 18:02
by Kiran04
Little bit off topic, but Jay, did you ever hear back from RCBS about the shell holder?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 20 Apr 2016, 04:30
by GONRA
Not sure wot the shell holder issue is, but RCBS #45 verked Just Fine for GONRA's EA 07 brass priming and loading.

Traditional FN brass FIRED MT's weigh nominal 60 grains.
New EA 07 brass FIRED MT's weigh nominal 75 grains.
(Remember, these weights include the fired Boxer primer.)
Advanced theoretical thinkers out there can figgerout how to best use this for sorting fired cases,
especially the piles of 5.7x28mm FN brass littering most ranges.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 20 Apr 2016, 08:00
by panzermk2
Talked to them live.

RCBS refuses to sell the parts needed to use their old style plates and allow customers to swap back and forth as needed.

They stated if your brass is slipping in their new universal holder to call them.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 26 Apr 2016, 17:08
by Kiran04
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Brass arrived fine. Looks good with the EA stamp.

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Brass after firing. Most have very little shoulder movement. 2 have normal shoulder movement.

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2 with normal shoulder movement.

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Rest without.

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Primers look normal.

I had to ditch my Lee resizing die. I tried it on one virgin case and it cracked the neck. Went to lyman and it worked fine.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 06:49
by panzermk2
:thumb:

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 10:05
by Buffman
what's up with the ring around the shoulder?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 27 Apr 2016, 21:32
by Kiran04
Buffman wrote:what's up with the ring around the shoulder?
It's where the shoulder was pushed forward, but it did not expand to the diameter of the rest of the cartridge, so there are almost two separate shoulders there. That's what the ring is.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 29 Apr 2016, 07:15
by kmiles
Were these fired from the FsN or the PS90?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 13 May 2016, 19:45
by DoubleJ
I may have missed this answer previously, but is this brass annealed?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 16 May 2016, 09:22
by panzermk2
Of course, all new brass has to be.
It is coated also.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 22 Jun 2016, 16:32
by blizzardscout2
Jay, any chance this will be in stock soon? Thanks.

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 23 Jun 2016, 09:15
by panzermk2
It is now in our re loading package, more coming soon though.

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Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 04:54
by JollyGreen01
How do you recommend cleaning the EA brass to protect the coating?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 17 Sep 2016, 13:45
by GONRA
GONRA sez - NOW we need EA's T6B boolits for reloading!
Are these gonna be available?

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 10:19
by panzermk2
Clean same as FN brass. Simple green mix etc.


When we can keep up with demand for loaded ammo we will sell PFP bullets again .

Re: COMMERCIAL 5.7X28MM BRASS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted: 26 May 2018, 05:50
by GONRA
GONRA wonders if anyone has restfired this new EA brass. (Found out - needs more than 3 shots!!!)
Or heard of Grantness since 2016?

>>> 2 great FiveSeveN mysteries.... <<<
Please lemmeno, here or PM. (Finally figgered out how to deal with PM's. ( I think.)
THANX!