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FNH USA maintains steady pricing and plentiful supply of 5.7x28mm ammunition despite demand

McLean, Va. (September 26, 2007) – A recent Associated Press story stated, because of the War on Terrorism and an increased demand for raw materials such as lead and copper, many police and sheriff’s departments are having difficulty finding an adequate supply of ammunition.
In fact, some departments have resorted to using paint balls for firing drills and reduced time on the range in order to conserve the ammunition they have; but that is not a scenario any range officer welcomes. “Using live rounds in police officer training is essential to feeling comfortable and competent with the use of firearms. It impacts safety in the field and the overall effectiveness of the officer in the community,” said Bucky Mills, director of sales and training at FN and former Prince George’s County, Md. police officer and instructor. Rick DeMilt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for FNH USA, added, “At one time, it was difficult to find 5.7x28mm ammo. This is why we made a commitment to our law enforcement and sports shooting customers by finding a supplier on American soil (Fiocchi of America, Ozark, Mo.). Because of our relationship with Fiocchi, we are ready to fill orders of any size for the 5.7x28mm ammunition in both unrestricted and restricted formats.”
FNH USA offers the popular 5.7x28mm for use in the FN P90 tactical system, PS 90 semi-automatic carbine, and the Five seveN USG handgun. The ammunition is readily available, and FN has kept pricing steady in spite of increased demand.
For more information on the 5.7x28mm ammunition, please contact an authorized FNH USA dealer or locate a dealer at www.fnhusa.com
FNH USA is the sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal, S.A., Belgium. Its corporate mission is to retain and expand its global leadership position in the defense, law enforcement and associated commercial markets by providing the highest quality products and the finest in training and logistical support. Visit www.fnhusa.com to view the entire line of FNH USA products and services.
 

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The 195 is made in Belgium. I think the 197 is made in the USA, although I have seen some boxes online that say Belgium as well.
 

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I think the 197 is made in the USA, although I have seen some boxes online that say Belgium as well.
Yeah, I have some of those Brown box ss197. For some stupid reason some of my local gun shops sell the brown box ss197 for a couple $ more than the blue/white box ss197 :roll:
 

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So my biggest question about this new information is, will it help reduce the price of ammo?

Or does it mean, it will remain at the same price just become more available? While this information seems good, it doesn't really answer any questions.

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Fiocchi has already been producing SS197 for quite some time. It did not change the price. Since the manufacturer can restrict the quantity of ammunition available on the market (being the sole source), the price will not fluctuate much.
 

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I think it will remain the same while other ammo prices will raise.

And yes, Fiocchi has been making SS197 for quite some time now.
Fiocchi is the blue/white box if someone didn't know.
 

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you need lapua

type quality to make the 5and 7 what it should be case neck runout is horrible. this not a straight wall pistol round it shoud shoot 1" at 25yd. have Lapua load some test rounds their cases have and avg. runout of .00 to .002. Plus their case volume is very close in volume This little RIFLE round is very sensitive to volume. My accuracy is horrible cannot keep on 25yd target from rest. My Ed brown will ripp the center out Rather the 5&7 worked it looked wonderful on paper
Dan
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M1A that shoots 1/2" at 200 222-50 .256 at 200 700 very slightly modied off bull bag come on F f& H make this gun shoot!! It is all in ammo quality
 

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Yeah, I looked at m1shot's ramblings and I've come to the same conclusin.

HUH???

Is this guy for real, or is he a Brady plant???

If he is for real, he needs spell-check and a moment of sobriety!

If he's not, please go away!
 

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I think he shoots better than he types, maybe he doesn't use his trigger finger for typing. :eek: :-?
 

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5.7x28mm ammo $$$$$$?

I would site “operator” might have something to do with it seeing how head space and timing are not on the table….¼ MOA from a M1A? at 200yds wow….what ammo, scope, work done, weather conditions…would like to get mine to do that.
Where is the best place to get 5.7x28mm ammo these days? And what is the going price? I got 6k rds of SS197 about three years ago and was $16/50rds Think we did $650/case. I’ve seen it up around $20-25/50rds now.
I run a C-More on my PS90 and get 1.5-2” groups off the bench with SS197. at 50m I’m tempted to drop a 10x on it to see if I can get the groups in more…curious to see what it can do.

This is not a tack driver, this is a 200m> close range meat grinder. I’d be confident that any shot from any 5.7 bullet in the vital would be a show stopper. :grin: So if you can hit an 8” pie plate you’ll be OK. If you are just looking for something to make nice tight groups that you can save the targets and show to your friends then there are guns/calibers specifically made for that.
 

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zzyzx15 said:
Yeah, I looked at m1shot's ramblings and I've come to the same conclusin.

HUH???

Is this guy for real, or is he a Brady plant???

If he is for real, he needs spell-check and a moment of sobriety!

If he's not, please go away!
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:grin: WHY ALL THE NEGATIVE ?

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