CoalcrackerAl, when you’re talking a min/max load separated by 10ths of a grain and NOT grains, (not to mention the other details involved with the 57) a relaoder better bring his “A” game.To add you don't need to load hot either all the time. You can have fun target shooting with out full power.
I believe there is some now, the down side is , or was, that FN was very tight lipped about the cartridge. It’s not one for the intermediate reloader, a 10th of grain can be the difference between a safe load and one that goes kaboom. Case separation at the shoulder is another issue.........Its nothing I can to mess with.My miss read threw me off. I was thinking he was referring to 357. I don't think there is any published data for the 57.
To my knowledge no, it's just to dangerous with this cartridge. I now someone who used Blue Dot but he ran into pressure spike........Trail Boss turned it into a flame thrower...........Yep, that's a cartridge I want to load.I wonder if it can be loaded with shotgun powders for light loads? Like rifle can be. But then the slide may not cycle.
Sir, I have loaded for the 5.7x28 some time ago, It is a large pain in the ass. It has a poly coating on the case. If you tumble the coating off it will stick in the chamber.Is there anyone reloading for Ruger-57 who is interested in sharing recipes and lessons learned. I have some preliminary data if interested.
True on the friction-reduction coating.. I've read and seen at least two videos on removing it or getting around that problem; I simply lube and reload the cases.. The FNH rounds do have crimped primers; the Federal American Eagles do not even tho they use FHN cases.. I'll be shooting a box of the AEs tomorrow, thereby adding to my once-fired-case pile.Sir, I have loaded for the 5.7x28 some time ago, It is a large pain in the ass. It has a poly coating on the case. If you tumble the coating off it will stick in the chamber.
Pressure can jump very quick. Not a long list of powders to work with this.It also has a crimp on the primers.