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    thats pretty much what i did and at first i was like....this is just too much money...but the second i shot it i knew that it was sooooooo well worth it

  3. #12
    wolfhunter Guest
    Buy a .22WMR, more bang for the buck.

    From The Armory
    5.7x28mm 40-gr V-MAX (Blue Tip) FN ammo SS197SR (50 rds)

    5.7x28mm FN Ammunition
    The 5.7 x 28 mm cartridge was designed for pistols, submachine guns, personal defense weapons and carbines. It was developed by Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FN Herstal), Belgium and primarily marketed to European militaries for use by vehicle crewmen, artillery personnel and combat engineers and as a military and law enforcement round that has more effective performance against modern body armor when compared with traditional pistol caliber ammunition. The ammo for the civilian market WILL NOT penetrate Level IIA and Level IIIA Kevlar, Kevlar 129 or Spectra vests, contrary to popular myth put originated by misguided politicians and gun control advocates trying to advance their agenda. Ballistically, the 5.7 round is very similar to the .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) round.
    The 5.7x28mm rounds are bottle-necked cartridges with .224 inch (5.7 mm) bullets and come in several versions. 5.7 ammunition is characterized by high muzzle velocity and low recoil, and were designed to be more effective against modern body armor when used in pistols, submachine guns, or carbines.

    The following is a list of civilan rounds manufactured for the 5.7 x 28mm caliber.

    SS195LF Sporting Round
    The SS195LF (LF denotes lead-free) cartridge features a lead-free primer, and lead-free bullet with similar ballistics to the SS192 round. It features a .224 inch (5.7 mm, same diameter as .223 Remington) 28-grain (1.77 g) copper-jacketed, aluminum-core bullet. The SS195LF cartridge may be identified by the unmarked, hollow void at the tip and the silver-colored lead-free primer. The silver-colored primer is the distinguishing feature from brass-colored primer of the now-discontinued SS190 round. SS195LF is one of only two types of ammunition currently available to civilians. Note: Some PS90 operators may experience intermittent problems with SS195LF lot FNB06C971-016.

    Bullet Type: JHP Lead Free
    Length: 40.5mm (1.6 in)
    Weight of Round: 6.15 g (95 gr.)
    Weight of Projectile: 1.8 g (28 gr.)
    Muzzle Velocity: P90 (2132 fps) - Five-seveN (1890 fps)
    Muzzle Energy: P90 (282 ft-lbs) – Five-seveN (222 ft-lbs)

    SS197SR Sporting Round
    The SS197SR is manufactured by Fiocchi under contract for FN Herstal. The SS197 cartridge uses the same 40-grain (2.6 g) .224 inch (5.7 mm) Hornady V-Max projectile as the SS196SR, but it is loaded for a slightly higher muzzle velocity. The bullets have a blue-colored polycarbonate tip. The SS197SR boxes can be distinguished by their packaging with modern FN blue and black labels. With the discontinuation of the SS196 round, SS197SR is now the one of the last two loads available to civilians.

    Function: Sporting Round
    Bullet Type: V-Max Ballistic Tip
    Tip Color: Blue
    Length: 40.5mm (1.6 in)
    Weight of Round: 105 gr.
    Weight of Projectile: 40 gr.

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