N565 & The 300 PRC

Recon$$

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I am posting some results to help the next guy out. Getting this gun to shoot well wasn't even fun, it was a quest. After 5 range sessions I just gave up on the Barnes 190 LRX and H1000 and switched to the 212 ELDX with N565.

Rifle
Remington 700 w/26" Proof

Load
Hornady brass (trimmed 2.574)
FED215
212 ELDX (.02 off lands)
N565 (73.5 gr final load)

Velocities

71 gr - 2710 fps produced 1/2 moa but slow
72 gr - 2746
72.5 gr - 2767
73.0 gr - 2792
73.5 gr - 2815 (final load)
74.0 gr - 2823

SD's all around 10 or less

Obviously I could chase velocity but I am happy with how it shoots. 2815 gives me 1800 fps at 1000. It's a hunting rifle and no more.

Hornady precision hunter 212's shot 2940 in my rifle producing .6-7 MOA. It's decent in a jam.

Take it for what it is, decent starting point with N565. I'm sure you could get more velocity if you want. I had no pressure signs in that range. I haven't stretched her out yet, I'll post some results when I get a chance.
 

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I like N565 a lot and use it in other rifles, I have been waiting forever for n568 to hit so I can use that. N570 is fast as hell but didn’t have the math I was looking for. I ended up using a Berger 215 and H1000 at 2900.
One of my RUMS loves 91 (I think - don't have notes handy) of 570 under either a 220 or 225 ELD. Velocity is 29something; accuracy is 2.5" at 500, my standard "hurdle" for LR rifles.
 

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When if ever, will N568 ever be available? I have never seen anything but an AD. VV said Q2 but its maybe a myth like other Finnish lore, Odin, Thor, and such. I love the way N560, N565 and N570 shoot but reloading with those chunky monkees, is a lifetime's worth of work. I have tried baffles in the powder reservoir, only putting an inch of powder at a time in the bottom of the reservoir beneath the bafffles ( which does help) but nothing really works great, as these powders love to bridge off and clog the powder measure. I have to keep my bent paperclip handy to stick up in the dispensing tube and unclog all the time. I mostly just take approximate charges and weigh every round. No choice with these powders. Anyone got a line on N568 or a succesful way to meter N560, N565, N570 completely accurately every throw with no clogs of bridge-offs???? I'll pay for info.......:)
 

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When if ever, will N568 ever be available? I have never seen anything but an AD. VV said Q2 but its maybe a myth like other Finnish lore, Odin, Thor, and such. I love the way N560, N565 and N570 shoot but reloading with those chunky monkees, is a lifetime's worth of work. I have tried baffles in the powder reservoir, only putting an inch of powder at a time in the bottom of the reservoir beneath the bafffles ( which does help) but nothing really works great, as these powders love to bridge off and clog the powder measure. I have to keep my bent paperclip handy to stick up in the dispensing tube and unclog all the time. I mostly just take approximate charges and weigh every round. No choice with these powders. Anyone got a line on N568 or a succesful way to meter N560, N565, N570 completely accurately every throw with no clogs of bridge-offs???? I'll pay for info.......:)
N565 and N570 run good thru my Franklin Arsenal Intelladropper ???
 

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I went out .080, seemed pretty sensitive so velocities as well. I shot everything from .75 to 2.5 inch groups with them. Just couldn't get them fine tuned.
 

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I shoot both the 300 PRC and the 30 Sherman Mag. The factory ammo with 212’s shoots awesome through the 30 Sherman mag chamber and I get right around 3000 FPS with 80 grains of N565 and a 212 loaded to factory 300 PRC OAL.
Try loading your 212’s at factory OAL, obviously your speeds will go up, and your accuracy may be there too!
I also use N570 in the 30 Sherman @ 83 grains, with velocities around 3100 FPS, I use the RCBS charge master light and have no stacking or bridging issues. I also use an RCBS range master to double weigh ALL of my powder throws before dumping into the case. 26”, 9 twist Proof by the way.
 

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When if ever, will N568 ever be available? I have never seen anything but an AD. VV said Q2 but its maybe a myth like other Finnish lore, Odin, Thor, and such. I love the way N560, N565 and N570 shoot but reloading with those chunky monkees, is a lifetime's worth of work. I have tried baffles in the powder reservoir, only putting an inch of powder at a time in the bottom of the reservoir beneath the bafffles ( which does help) but nothing really works great, as these powders love to bridge off and clog the powder measure. I have to keep my bent paperclip handy to stick up in the dispensing tube and unclog all the time. I mostly just take approximate charges and weigh every round. No choice with these powders. Anyone got a line on N568 or a succesful way to meter N560, N565, N570 completely accurately every throw with no clogs of bridge-offs???? I'll pay for info.......:)
Belding and Mull measure will throw H50BMG quite accurately. MVA makes the new version if you can;t find an
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