5.7x28 load, dies, issues?

105Coues

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Just wondering if anyone was loading for this? I have only talked to one guy and he said he tried it but the case necks were so thin they would become damaged at seating. If anyone is can you chime in about dies, loads and any issues that you may have had? Thanks in advance!
 

SkyFreek60

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Tagging as well. I've heard about hair spray being used as a coating in the past for some reason.... Havent been shooting any of mine due to the cost of replacement.
 

105Coues

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Thanks Philip. I did look at that after a search for posts. Sounds like kind of a mess.....
 

philipbrousseau

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If it was strictly bolt gun use it should work fine. The shoulder is pushed forward quite a bit when fired in the auto loaders . F n said years ago they were going to come out with a bolt gun and I hoped it would be the browning micro as that rifle was already made in the 22 hornet. Different bolt head and magazine to accommodate it would have been all that was necessary .
 

Janno05

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I went down that rabbit hole at one point, but ended up chickening out before I started loading for it. It’s just too risky of a proposition for a semi, and if you are loading for a bolt gun there are better mouse traps.
 

Just ken

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Also started reloading them a couple years ago. After realizing the semi pistols pushed the shoulder back every bit of 0.020", tried only bumping the shoulder 0.005" to reduce working the brass and they would not load. Did some reading and decided this is a dangerous cartage to reload. Shoulder moving 0.020" each time, means only 1 or 2 reloads per case and even then, safety is in question.

I stopped reloading. As others have said, for a bolt gun, might give it another try.
 
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