5.7x28mm ammunition is deeply connected with the development of military PDWs (personal defense weapons) such as the FN P90 for which it was designed. It is a high velocity cartridge primarily used by citizen gun owners in the FN Five-Seven pistol. While military variants of 5.7mm ammunition are designed to defeat body armor, commercial ammo that you'll find for sale today is constructed for target shooting or (in the case of hollow point versions) self-defense against unarmored assailants.
5.7x28mm ammunition fires a very light bullet weighing about 40 grains. As a result, the cartridge's muzzle velocity clocks in at about 2,350 feet per second.
The number of manufacturers producing ammo for this caliber is relatively small. FN produces a load using Hornady V-MAX bullets suitable for varmint hunting or self-defense, while Federal's American Eagle TMJ load is the most cost-effective choice for target shooting.
Federal American Eagle 5.7x28mm 40 Grain TMJ – 500 Rounds$214.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU AE5728A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 50029465063127 Cost Per Round 43.0¢ per round
The PS90 and Five-seven are unique and interesting firearms, so don't let them become safe queens because of expensive ammo. Instead, take them to the range and load them up with these inexpensive but reliable 5.7x28mm cartridges from Federal!
Each round in this case of 500 fires a 40 grain total metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,250 feet per second, delivering the signature medium-range accuracy and low recoil typical of this caliber.
This ammo is loaded in Anoka, Minnesota using genuine FN brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
FN Herstal 5.7x28mm 40 Grain V-Max Polymer Tip - 2000 Rounds$949.85
Manufacturer FN Herstal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type home defense, plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 2000 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU SS197SR Primer Type Boxer Cost Per Round 47.5¢ per round
This 5.7x28mm ammunition from the US division of FN (maker of the Five-Seven pistol and PS90) features the Hornady V-MAX hollow point bullet, a polymer-tipped fragmenting design suitable for varmint hunting.
Each round in this bulk priced case of 2,000 fires a 40 grain version of the V-MAX at 2,034 feet per second, producing excellent medium-range accuracy. These cartridge use non-corrosive primers and brass cases.
FN Herstal is one of the most renowned names in the firearms and ammo business. The 5.7x28mm cartridge is an original FN design originally developed for use in personal defense weapons (PDWs); however, it has also found some popularity in the sporting world as well.
Federal 5.7x28mm 40 Grain American Eagle TMJ - 50 Rounds$23.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU AE5728A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 029465063122 Cost Per Round 47.7¢ per round
If you are looking for a high-velocity round for your AK-47, this 5.7x28mm from Federal is a great choice. These rounds deliver outstanding speed and accuracy, making them a favorite among the target-shooting and competition crowd. They were developed in 1990 and have been used by over 40 different nations. You can get 50 of the finest cartridges by ordering this box from Federal.
These rounds are loaded with total metal jackets, which are excellent for target practice, especially at indoor ranges, as there is no exposed lead whatsoever. They have a 40-grain bullet which maintains excellent accuracy and straight trajectories. These bullets have a muzzle energy of 243 foot pounds, but it’s the 1,655 feet per second of muzzle velocity that truly sets them apart from other cartridges.
Federal has some of the finest handgun and rifle ammunition you can find. This Minnesota company is a leader in the sports of hunting, target shooting, and ammo reloading.
FN Herstal 5.7x28mm 40 Grain V-MAX - 50 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer FN Herstal Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type home defense, plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm Manufacturer SKU SS197SR Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 818513003612 Cost Per Round 53.7¢ per round
These 5.7x28 cartridges use a 50-grain V-MAX bullet, which is useful for many different purposes. The round is very effective in autoloading handguns, allowing you to get the target practice you need without frustration and at a reasonable cost. In this load, the V-Max bullet is a polymer-tipped projectile that assists in accuracy, provides expansion and contributes to a reduced risk of ricochet. In this package, you'll get a single box of 50 rounds ready to fire.
FN Herstal is one of the best names in ammunition, especially for tactical and military-grade products. The not only have some of the finest ammunition available, they also conduct barrel manufacturing and machining. This company designs, develops, manufactures, and tests some of the finest law enforcement and military products available.
The 5.7x28mm is a high-quality handgun round that is used for a large variety of purposes, including self-defense and target shooting. It has excellent speed and performance, giving gun owners reliable velocity and energy. If you need top-quality ammo for your 5.7x28mm handgun, order a few of these 50-round boxes. You’ll have the ammo you need for varmint hunting, self defense, or range shooting.