Vihtavauri .223 and .308 choices

Vihtavauri .223 and .308 choices

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    Vihtavauri .223 and .308 choices

    There is a gun shop near me that is selling this gun powder at a discounted price because they are closing down. I've never used it, but I have limited knowledge of these powders and I need to make a decision on this deal asap.

    What powders are good for .223 and .308 out of these options.

    N540
    N560
    N140
    N150
    N160
    N135


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    Actually I have always used N133 for .223 - 24.8 behind a 55 grainer - my load so not a recommendation per se - but did come from their load data way back. They regard this powder as a special for the cal, tho I suspect N135 will be close.

    I still use RL7 for .308 but have used N140 for my .243 loads and reckon that would be my choice for .308.

    I haven't checked but I suspect N160 is a much slower powder and possibly not so useful - N150 will be between that and the N140.

    540 and 560 I know nothing about.

    BTW - if they have any N110 - it's great for handgun mag loads - very clean burn. VV is expensive stuff normally so if you can get a good deal it's good powder.

    N310 is or was the VV near equivalent to Bullseye - good for light loads.
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    One of the very best Highpower shooters at our club uses VV 540 in his .223 loads. I do not know the weight he loads but am certain he said 540. You might go to http://www.highpowerforum.com/ and look at some of the posts about reloading there.

    Chris is right about N110. I use it in full-power .357 mag pistol loads and it is very, very satisfactory.

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    I found some data in a few of my books and realized I can use somem of these powders in .303 and 35 Rem.

    I'm getting this stuff for $10 per pound if I buy it all. Probable about 20lbs of it.

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    $10 per pound - geez Jamie that's giveaway - grab all you can!
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