Vectan TU 5000 powder

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by simontu, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. simontu

    simontu Member

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    Has anyone used Vectan Tubal 5000 powder in 45-70 Government? I'm looking to use it for my Marlin 1895 CB with 405 gr. lead bullets.
     
  2. far east

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    45-70 SIERRA FN-HP 19,44 300 Federal WINCH. LR Tu2000 3,20grammes, 49grs 620m/s 2 034 1 550 22 481 53,47 2 200
    GOVERNMENT n° 8900
    (11,5 x 53 R) HORNADY HP 19,44 300 Remington CCI 200 SP3 2,20grammes 34 grs545m/s 1 788 1 450 21 025
    n° 4500 SP9 3,30 51 565 1 854 1 300 18 850
    SPEER SP n° 2479 25,92 400 Federal WINCH. LR Tu2000 2,80grammes, 43grs 545m/s 1 788 1 900 27 550
    SPEER FN n° 2479 25,92 400 Remington CCI 200 SP9 3,30 grammes 51grs, 540 1 772 1 650 23 925
    you can see, vectan tabulation, only tu 2000,and sp3 and sp9(globular powder).
     

  3. simontu

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    Hi! 10x for the answer, far east!
    I know that Tu 2000 and Tu 3000 are used in 45-70. But it is not possible to find in my country the right powders. So, I have to look for other brands and types.
     
  4. simontu

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    Hi there!

    I tried to load:

    405 gr lead RNHB hard bullet (1:1 Linotype and 4% antimony+lead)
    Lube - 1:1:1 bees wax, cow fat and paraffin plus a drop of Vaseline
    51 gr Vec Tu 5000
    CCI Large rifle primer

    The result was very good - the bullet passed trough 65 cm pine tree and was discontinued in another one 14 meters far in 15 cm deep! The bullet was just a little bit smoothed out. The recoil was similar to recoil of LeveRevolution ammo of Hornady. Unfortunately I didn't have Chronograph to measure the velocity...
     
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  5. simontu

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    Finally I checked the velocity and it was pretty good - Average 1910 fps