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5.7x28 bolt gun!

iwannausernameiwannausername Member Posts: 7,131
edited December 2010 in General Discussion
Just looking at the new Savage 2011 catalog, they are listing the model 25 light weight varminter in 5.7x28

sweet!

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    SCOUT5SCOUT5 Member Posts: 16,182 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like fun
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    nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 36,026 ******
    edited November -1
    Finally, someone discovered that cartridge's true niche.
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    cce1302cce1302 Member Posts: 9,555 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What advantage does it offer, say, over .223, .204 ruger, or .17HMR? Aside from the fact that you can use the same ammunition in your PS90, FNFiveseveN, and your bolt rifle.
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    CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,595 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cce1302
    What advantage does it offer, say, over .223, .204 ruger, or .17HMR? Aside from the fact that you can use the same ammunition in your PS90, FNFiveseveN, and your bolt rifle.


    None.
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    shootuadealshootuadeal Member Posts: 5,249 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Advantage? 40gr hornady V-max $18.99/50.

    Nice little niche like nunn says, fits the bill perfectly between the 22lr and .223

    Some might say well the 17hmr, 22mag, 17rem, or 204 does that but my answer is no it does NOT.

    17HMR- tiny 17gr or 20gr bullet at 1550fps max, $11.99/50 um nope sorry

    22mag-close but 40gr v-max running about 1500fps is less than the approx 2400fps. $10.99/50

    17rem-clear loser at $24.99/20 currently

    .204- excellant round but not in the same category also $15.99/20

    5.7- awesome round with a 40gr Hornady V-max running 2400fps and running at $18.99/50.

    Niche-yes. It will be a great seller and I personally will be one of the first buyers.
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    DRP-AZDRP-AZ Member Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A profound answer to a question no one asked...with good reason.
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    Mk 19Mk 19 Member Posts: 8,170
    edited November -1
    How nice, now I can have 22 mag performance in a reloadable case, shoul be fun with the yotes
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    Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 21,254 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What about the 22 Hornet. It will run rings around the 5.7. Unless I had a Pistol in 5.7 and wanted a rifle I think i would pass.

    OH and reloading the 5.7 is not easy. Guys are having all kinds of problems with them.

    I don't have a use for the 5.7 in anything but the pistol and I really don't want one of them. Its hard to pay 1K for a plastic gun.
    RLTW

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    shootuadealshootuadeal Member Posts: 5,249 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Sam06
    What about the 22 Hornet. It will run rings around the 5.7. Unless I had a Pistol in 5.7 and wanted a rifle I think i would pass.

    OH and reloading the 5.7 is not easy. Guys are having all kinds of problems with them.

    I don't have a use for the 5.7 in anything but the pistol and I really don't want one of them. Its hard to pay 1K for a plastic gun.


    22 Hornet is not much better of a round than the 5.7 and added to the fact is that the cheapest you can find 22 hornet ammo is around $35/50rds.

    If you reload it helps on the price but still...
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    trc313trc313 Member Posts: 3,475
    edited November -1
    Only reason I see having a 5.7 is for its AP ability. But I was told the ammo had been neutered. So either you are paying high prices for what is out there or reloading your own which has been deemed difficult.
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    bperdue21bperdue21 Member Posts: 1,457 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    i would much prefer a 5.45x39 bolt gun. PPU 222 is $9 per 20, their 223 is about $15 per 50. I don't see anything a 5.7 can do that anything else can't do better and a 223 at least, cheaper.
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