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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2020, 09:44:30 AM »
Glad to see the 5.7 getting wider appeal.  I am not out of the closet, yet.  But I am curious.

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2020, 09:53:22 AM »
Can't wait to stretch its legs...

The ammo can sometimes be a little expensive for these 5.7x28's and you can really burn through it rather quickly if you shoot it much.  Keep an eye on Palmetto State Armory, they run specials on the FNH 40gr Vmax ammo every so often and sometimes it'll even include free shipping.  A couple years ago the had it on sale for 16.99 and free shipping so I stocked up.  They had another similar sale awhile back.

These 5.7x28's aren't the easiest thing to reload for so I don't even mess with reloading for mine.

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2020, 12:50:59 PM »
Can't wait to stretch its legs...

The ammo can sometimes be a little expensive for these 5.7x28's and you can really burn through it rather quickly if you shoot it much.  Keep an eye on Palmetto State Armory, they run specials on the FNH 40gr Vmax ammo every so often and sometimes it'll even include free shipping.  A couple years ago the had it on sale for 16.99 and free shipping so I stocked up.  They had another similar sale awhile back.

These 5.7x28's aren't the easiest thing to reload for so I don't even mess with reloading for mine.

 I’m interested in your brass if you have saved it. ;)
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2020, 03:20:23 PM »
Can't wait to stretch its legs...

The ammo can sometimes be a little expensive for these 5.7x28's and you can really burn through it rather quickly if you shoot it much.  Keep an eye on Palmetto State Armory, they run specials on the FNH 40gr Vmax ammo every so often and sometimes it'll even include free shipping.  A couple years ago the had it on sale for 16.99 and free shipping so I stocked up.  They had another similar sale awhile back.

These 5.7x28's aren't the easiest thing to reload for so I don't even mess with reloading for mine.

I generally don't save any my pistol brass, sorry.

 I’m interested in your brass if you have saved it. ;)

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2020, 03:54:46 PM »
I was wanting one to replace my .45 as a woods carry gun, but it sounds like that's not a good use for it. Cool pistol, though, I ike it.

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2022, 05:08:10 AM »
Brought back a two year old thread from the dead!
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2022, 02:06:32 PM »
Brought back a two year old thread from the dead!
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 It was either that or start a new one. Now people can discuss both the Ruger and Rock in the same thread. ;)
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2022, 02:56:49 PM »
How impossible would it be to find ammo or components?
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2022, 03:01:38 PM »
How impossible would it be to find ammo or components?

 Factory ammo isn’t as cheap as it used to be, but it can be found.

 Components are another story, although this round is not fast and easy to hand load. ;)
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2022, 08:02:42 PM »
I am surprised it has taken this long for a 3rd company to jump on it

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2022, 01:07:38 PM »
I have had my Ruger for a little over a year now.  Absolutely love this pistol. Have had zero issues shooting every brand of ammo I can find.  Amazing accuracy.  My only issue is the price of ammo these days.  As far as reloading goes.  This thing flings brass all over the place so unless you shoot somewhere you can find it good luck.  I lose over half that I shoot. 

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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2022, 03:42:05 PM »
I did a little reloading but stopped for now.  I load for about 25 different chamberings but this little round is very easy to load to dangerous pressures so I get nervous.   Additionaly the brass has a coating on it that i understand comes off with abrasive tumbling techniques and I have not set myself up for ultrasonic cleaning.

I do have 3 gallons of spent brass waiting for me when i am ready to start though!
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2022, 03:50:31 PM »
I did a little reloading but stopped for now.  I load for about 25 different chamberings but this little round is very easy to load to dangerous pressures so I get nervous.   Additionaly the brass has a coating on it that i understand comes off with abrasive tumbling techniques and I have not set myself up for ultrasonic cleaning.

I do have 3 gallons of spent brass waiting for me when i am ready to start though!

 They have a lacquer coating to help with feeding, do not tumble them. Even ultrasonic cleaning needs to be watched carefully. ;)
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Re: Ruger 57 5.7x28
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2022, 05:44:34 PM »
Brought back a two year old thread from the dead!
 :hello:

 It was either that or start a new one. Now people can discuss both the Ruger and Rock in the same thread. ;)

That ‘Rock’ looks like it would be interesting. From what I have seen on the reloading, the coating is not really needed for the Ruger, so some take it clear off and do not have issues.
3 gal of brass?!?! Wow! That is a LOT of those little cases!

 


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