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$224.85
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 45.0¢ 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.
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.