VihtaVuori N165 & Mid-South

Hugnot

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I expect to be the happy owner of 8 pounds of N165 soon. Mid-South's supply of N165 was depleted within 1 hour after my order.

I started to use N165 in my 6.5-06 last January when my LGS had a supply. I started out with the loads found in the Hornady & Berger manual but then started working up after looking at the 6.5-.284 Norma loads in the Vihta-Vuori online data for bullets in the 136-144 grain range. So far, 55 grains of N165 and 140 Barnes match burner gives velocities just under 2,900 with no noticeable primer pocket expansion. Real good sub-MOA accuracy, equal to H1000 (favorite) & RL23. I have not tried RL26 (the golden powder).

For my use, Vihta Vuori has N165 data for .243W, 6mm Rem, 6.5-.284(guidance/basis for 6.5-06 data), 7mmX64 (guidance/basis for .280R data), .25-06 (guidance/basis for 6mm-06 data) and .300WM.
 

DJ Fergus

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I expect to be the happy owner of 8 pounds of N165 soon. Mid-South's supply of N165 was depleted within 1 hour after my order.

I started to use N165 in my 6.5-06 last January when my LGS had a supply. I started out with the loads found in the Hornady & Berger manual but then started working up after looking at the 6.5-.284 Norma loads in the Vihta-Vuori online data for bullets in the 136-144 grain range. So far, 55 grains of N165 and 140 Barnes match burner gives velocities just under 2,900 with no noticeable primer pocket expansion. Real good sub-MOA accuracy, equal to H1000 (favorite) & RL23. I have not tried RL26 (the golden powder).

For my use, Vihta Vuori has N165 data for .243W, 6mm Rem, 6.5-.284(guidance/basis for 6.5-06 data), 7mmX64 (guidance/basis for .280R data), .25-06 (guidance/basis for 6mm-06 data) and .300WM.
N165 is known to be the pinnacle of powders in regards to barrel life due to being one of the coolest burning powders there is. Cooler burning than h4350.
 

Hugnot

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Hopefully with N165 my 6.5-06 barrel replacement trips to McGowen will be fewer. I see noticeable wear in my 6mm-06 barrel after 300 rounds and N165 should make it last longer.
 
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