N565 for 28 nosler?

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  1. doug2080

    doug2080 Well-Known Member

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    Was wondering if anyone has tried the N565 with their 28 and if so what kind of results they got. Been using US869 with decent results as well a rl33 with promising results. Seems N570 is the go to in the 28 but that stuff being like hens teeth I thought I might give 565 a try but wanted to check with you guys first and hopefully get a starting point. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    You don't specify a bullet, weight or seating depth so it's hard to judge what will work in your rifle.

    I tested VVN-565 with 180 gr. Bergers and found what I think is that it's a little too fast for seating this bullet out. Now this type of opinion will draw others into the fray who don't mind having a low fill in their cases. I like my case full or very nearly so. Performance was O.K. not stellar though but I didn't waste a lot of time or powder when I saw the fill.

    On the other hand, using lighter bullets, 140 gr. Berger, with the SAAMI throat, the VVN-565 worked out quite well for the fill and I think over time could produce some excellent groups.

    My preferences for the 28 Nosler are N-217, Retumbo, VVN-570 for the heavier hunting bullets.
     
  3. doug2080

    doug2080 Well-Known Member

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    My bad. I’m currently shooting the 160 accubonds and my try the 168lrab.
     
  4. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    Imr 8133, Retumbo, N570, H50BMG, RL33 are well known for the 28 nosler. Only the first 3 are known for temp stability. This is in reference to 180gr+ bullets seated long.