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GeneMO
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5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by GeneMO » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:51 am

I see where Ruger is making a new model, # 57 that shoots this little cartridge. Anyone have any experience with it. It holds 20 rounds, and they claim the velocity is so high that it has almost the same energy levels as a 9MM. The cartridge is kind of a miniature version of the .223 round. $800 It is featured in the March 2020 issue of American Rifleman in case you have one handy

I have bought several .380's recently ( to replace the ones those gypsies stole from me years ago) They are pretty marginal for a self defense round, but the little Ruger LCP II sure fits in the pocket nicely. This new 57 is obviously too big to fit in my pocket, but I am sure intrigued by it.

What do you guys think?

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Re: 5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by PHPaul » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:04 am

Knew a feller years back that had one, but he was so full of $**t that I wouldn't pass on anything he said about it.

Red Dave
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Re: 5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by Red Dave » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:43 am

$800 seems a bit steep for a round that has "almost the same energy levels as a 9MM". For that kind of money, I would just carry a 9mm. Lots and lots of choices to select from and the ammo won't get scarce in a few years when the oddball caliber doesn't catch on.

FWIW, I like a .380. It's no giant killer, it can't stop a truck, but it can be carried in the pocket of a pair of shorts with nobody ever knowing you have it. It will discourage an assault at short range, key seems to be if you ever use it, make sure you open up the range quickly, meaning get the hell out of there before your attacker regains their composure.

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Re: 5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by Bkeepr » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:35 am

A relative bought one in that caliber a few years ago and I shot it a bit. It is a fun but expensive plinker, nothing more, in my opinion. And apparently he agrees because he hasn’t had it out since the first few weeks.

And I agree with RD about.380, it is good enough for most needs

GeneMO
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Re: 5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by GeneMO » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:25 pm

Yes, all of your guys points are valid. Ammo would be a killer.

Gene

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Re: 5.7 X 28MM FN

Post by Bkeepr » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 am

GeneMO wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Yes, all of your guys points are valid. Ammo would be a killer.

Gene
I bought a set of reloading dies for it, but they’ve never been opened. He never shot the initial boxes of ammo that he bought along with the gun. So in that respect, ammo is very cheap cuz you won’t shoot it much! 😀

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