View Full Version : Need info on 5.7 rounds

07-21-2010, 10:10 PM
I can buy ss197 all day on line. Restriceted to buy ss195:eek: Can I get any other ammo for my fiveseven other than the fnh ss197 in CA?


07-21-2010, 10:42 PM
Yes, there are other options. You can buy the SS195LF (lead free) in stores and online.
Also, there is the special ammo from eliteammunition.com.

07-22-2010, 7:43 AM
Elite is high dollar stuff. For your SHTF stash you should get some. But for daily shooting I have found Sportsmans guide has the best price shipped with the Club card on 197.

195LF is discontinued as is 192. 198 is available but it's running $50 a box or so. I have 1k of 198 on standby but FN jacked the price way up earlier this year so if I am gong to buy more tactical ammo, I'm going to buy Elite for the same price.

07-22-2010, 11:27 AM
On the cheap you can find SS195LF (which has a short shelf life due to the primers) SS197 or roll your own. If you want quality performance ammunition go to Elite Ammunition. The SS198LF is only 5-10% faster with the same projectile as SS192 and SS195. In my opinion you should never pay more than $20 for any box of factory ammunition, including SS198LF unless for collection purposes. It's all very watered down and varies greatly in performance from crap to medium-crap. I was lucky and got a case of SS198LF for around $15 a box, then discovered how crappy it is and sold it off on gunbroker.

Cope's Dist.
07-22-2010, 11:34 AM
Let me know if we can help ;) Thanks, Geri

07-22-2010, 9:45 PM
2,202fps - 388 Ft-Lbs 2,690fps - 574 Ft-Lbs 2,923fps - 683 Ft-Lbs
FsN USG Pistol 15 feet
5.7x28 VarminTOR 10% 13"x6" gel block test
Control shot.17cal BB 4.5" penetration
Penetrated 13 into gel block with heavy fragmentation.

Ordered from eliteammuntion.com


08-07-2010, 10:30 PM
SHTF ammo. http://www.eliteammunition.net/catalog/item/7385614/7701235.htm . 2200fps is gona penertrate some...

08-07-2010, 10:53 PM
That's a varmint grenade, it's not gonna penetrate a wet paper bag and it's not supposed to. It's a tin-composite frangible.