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Old 05-31-2009, 7:00 PM
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Question 5.7x28 availability

I am thinking to get a Five Seven handgun, but the ammo availability seems like a problem. What do you think about that?
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Old 05-31-2009, 7:50 PM
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Its not really you just cant walk into walmart and buy it. I have the 57 also and an AR57, if you need ammo let me know...
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Old 05-31-2009, 8:02 PM
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The odd-ballness of the 5.7x28 is a double edged sword. On one hand, it is not to be found at walmart or other narrowly stocked stores.

On the other hand, its a popular caliber, owned by relatively few, well-to-do shooters. That means that now, in the middle of the "GREAT PANIC" that has been sweeping the nation, 5.7x28 is one of the most available calibers on the internet by a wide margin. The price for the SS197 40gr ballistic tip round has remained a pretty constant $.36-$.41 a round, or about $20 for 50 rounds- less than half the price of .223 durring peak gouging. Ammunition to go, Midway, ect have all had 5.7 in stock this whole time, while 9mm, 45, .223 all sells out day after day.

So, in short, it may be hard to find locally, but it is easy to come by online. Just buy a case of 2000 when you get your pistol and you'll be set for quite a while.
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Old 05-31-2009, 9:20 PM
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Saw about 10 boxes of the 5.7 at the BassPro in Manteca, while the rest of the shelves were pretty much bare. This was on Friday.
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Old 05-31-2009, 9:41 PM
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i use to like my 5-7 cuz ammo was actually availble even though it was pricey but now it has gone byebye... its hard to find, its hard to find availble, and its pricey...

its a hell of a round though
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Old 05-31-2009, 9:51 PM
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All i know is that its easy to find ammo for the FN then it is to find any other hand gun ammo...

You should PM "lowriderryda" he has the best deals on the ammo..

I dunno where you plan on buying the FN57 from, but i was at irvington arms a few weeks ago and they had 1 in stock..

BTW : I not affilated with those people, just trying to help you out
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Old 05-31-2009, 9:54 PM
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I was at Just Guns on Saturday and they had some on the shelf. I bought 4 out of the 5 boxes on display. I left one box just for you
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Old 06-01-2009, 6:41 AM
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Triple A's in Vallejo has a good supply..I'd estimate 20-30 boxes the last time I was there.
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