FN 5.7 x 28mm 40-Grain V-Max Cartridges 500 ROUNDS (new, never shot)

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Fn 5.7 x 28mm

Features and Benefits

1,750 fps
Quantity:    500-round box
Caliber:      5.7 x 28mm
Grain:        40 grains

Great for target shooting and small game hunting


TypePersonal defense weapon
Place of originBelgium
Service history
In service1990–present
Used by40+ nations see:

Production history
  • Jean-Paul Denis (SS90[4]
  • Marc Neuforge (SS90[4]
  • 1986–90 (SS90[5]
  • 1992–93 (SS190[6]
ManufacturerFN Herstal
  • 1990–93 (SS90[6]
  • 1993–present (SS190[6]
VariantsSee Varieties
Case typeRebated rim, bottleneck
Bullet diameter5.70 mm (0.224 in)
Land diameter5.53 mm (0.218 in)
Neck diameter6.38 mm (0.251 in)
Shoulder diameter7.95 mm (0.313 in)
Base diameter7.95 mm (0.313 in)
Rim diameter7.80 mm (0.307 in)
Rim thickness1.14 mm (0.045 in)
Case length28.90 mm (1.138 in)
Overall length40.50 mm (1.594 in)
Case capacity0.90 cm3 (13.9 gr H2O)
Rifling twist228.6 mm ( 1 in 9 inch)
Primer typeBoxer Small Rifle
Maximum pressure345.00 MPa (50,038 psi)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/typeVelocityEnergy
23 gr. (1.5 g) SS90 AP FMJ (prototype)850 m/s (2,800 ft/s)540 J (400 ft⋅lbf)
31 gr. (2.0 g) SS190 AP FMJ716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)534 J (394 ft⋅lbf)
28 gr. (1.8 g) SS195LF JHP716 m/s (2,350 ft/s)467 J (344 ft⋅lbf)
Specifications On The  5.7 x 28mm

Caliber:                     5.7 x 28mm
Number of rounds:  50
Pistol Ammo Type:  Target
Grain weight:           40

FN 5.7 x 28mm Blog

FN Herstal started the design of the 5.7×28mm cartridge in the late 1980s when body armor was becoming standard combat equipment and the modern-day battlefield required a more appropriate and more effective cartridge.

Moving away from gel and paper, there’s empirical evidence suggesting that the 5.7 is effective.  Over forty countries have adopted the 5.7, including the USA at a federal and state level, most notably, the US Secret Service. According to an article from the Dallas News, the Five-seven is sought after by Mexican drug cartels for its effectiveness, and FN’s pistol can fetch $5,000 on the black market because of its performance, especially against armored targets.

As macabre as it might be, I reluctantly note for purposes of this discussion (and because someone was definitely going to say something about it in the comments anyways if I didn’t) that the 5.7 round was used in the most deadly American on-base shooting of all time, killing 13 and wounding over 30 when an Army major-turned-terrorist used the Five-seven in an attack against fellow soldiers.

5.7x28mm VS 9mm — Which Is Better?

How does the 5.7x28mm stack up against the 9mm, and should you consider it for personal protection?

The issue with the 5.7x28mm is to find a load that expands reliably and yet will also provide a minimum of 12-inches of penetration, or if it doesn’t expand that it offers enough velocity and an early yaw cycle to provide sufficient terminal performance similar to a rifle. The 5.7x28mm is a very fun cartridge to shoot, has impressive velocity and can be used effectively for personal protection with good shot placement. Its light recoil makes it very easy to shoot well and quickly.

What’s in the Box

5.7 x 28mm

FN 5.7 x 28mm 40-Grain V-Max Cartridges

Cartridge types

FN 5.7 x 28mm

FN 5.7 x 28mm sporting cartridges. From left to right: SS195LFSS196SR, and SS197SR.

Important Product and Safety Information

You must be 18 or older to purchase Rifle or Shotgun and 21 or older to purchase Handgun Ammunition. In ordering this product, you certify that you are of legal age and satisfy your jurisdiction’s legal requirements to purchase this product.
For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition. Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.
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3 reviews for FN 5.7 x 28mm 40-Grain V-Max Cartridges 500 ROUNDS (new, never shot)

  1. Tyler

    Outstanding product
    Will surely recommend to others

  2. Adam

    100% percent satisfied

  3. Bruce

    Loved this product will use it again

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