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Unread 03-01-2014, 01:24 PM
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Norma 217

I've read posts here that say N 217 is way slow. Much slower than H-1000.

I've done some researching (web crawling) and have come to the conclusion, from from LRH posts, that Norma 217 has a burn rate similar to H50BMG.

Also came across that there is/was a recall on the "current" lot of Norma 217.

Any thoughts???
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 01:56 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    I emailed a guy at Norma, was told it was faster than the old MRP2. So it it's faster than H1000.

    In my experience, with a 7mm saum, it pressured up at about the same rate or slower than H1000, so here that first statement doesn't mesh.

    It's worked around here in overbores, 6.5 WSM, kind of wanted to see it in a 300 Norma mag.

    As for recall, that was the first batch in country, fall of 2012, 3-4 lots ago, I haven't heard any fresh rumors.

    Hope I helped
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 04:17 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    Thanks!
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    Unread 03-01-2014, 10:06 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    Hey Roy, I don't know if you know this but Powder Valley has 217 in stock. They have MRP as well. See ya

    Brandon
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    Unread 05-12-2014, 12:29 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    New member here.

    I contacted Western Powder and got load data for N-217 in the 30-378. It was a copy of info from the latest Norma loading manual. Min and Max loads were the same for both 165gr (113.5gr N217) and 180gr (110gr N217) bullets.

    Western Powder didn't know why only one load was listed for N217 and wouldn't make a recommendation RE lower start load.

    Would appreciate any thoughts or direction to a different data source.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    Unread 05-13-2014, 09:09 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    Quick update:

    I emailed Norma USA RE Norma 217 "same" Min Max powder charge -- their response:

    Hi Paul

    Yes we have same loads. if we go down on powder what is normal, barrel time be longer and pressure went up.
    So it is for safety. Donít load different than manual is saying.


    I have some Norma 217 arriving tomorrow -- we'll see -- got my full face shield -- LOL.

    Paul
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    Unread 05-13-2014, 09:15 PM
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    Re: Norma 217

    I have not been able to get my hands on some but have been told that it is the same as the old MRP-2 and the direct replacement as RL 25 but temp stable. I pray this is true! Please some one respond with their experience!
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