Vithavuori for the 30-40

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donki1967
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Vithavuori for the 30-40

Post by donki1967 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:40 pm

Hello
Does anyone have any reloading experience with Vithavuori powders for the 30-40 caliber?
It's not very easy finding IMR or Hodgdon powders in Europe.
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Re: Vithavuori for the 30-40

Post by butlersrangers » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:37 am

'Donki' - Welcome to the KCA Forum!

I don't have any experience with Vihtavuori powders. Hopefully, other members have used this maker's propellants and can provide data for good .30-40 loads.

(Attached are some pages with a few Hornady loads using N-140 and N-160. I have not used these loads):
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a Viht N-140 1.jpg
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a Viht N160 2.jpg
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a Viht N-160 3.jpg
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donki1967
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Re: Vithavuori for the 30-40

Post by donki1967 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:14 am

Thanks!
Interestingly, I have the N140 available and N160 too.
Besides surprising the use of the very slow powder N160, I use it for my CG in 6,5X55.
In any case it's a good base, which I will study
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Re: Vithavuori for the 30-40

Post by KWK » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:12 pm

Lyman has data shot in a pressure test barrel (24 inch), fired over Rem 9.5 primers. There are 3 jacketed bullet weights, 150 with N140, and 180 and 220 with N150. For the max loads, all are to pressures to just under 40,000 CUP (which I wouldn't shoot in an original Krag nor in my modern rolling block). Starting loads also include pressure and velocity data. At least one of these bullets is no longer in production.

There is also data available for 160 to 190 gr cast bullets with N135, but no pressure information is given.

There is less data for Hodgdon stick powders, which coming out of Australia just might be available there in Europe.

You can send me a PM or an email if you need numbers.

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Re: Vithavuori for the 30-40

Post by Baltimoreed » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:30 pm

I’ve been using about 10.0 gr VV Tin Star with a 193 gc Hunter’s Supply bullet. Nice easy load for our club’s BAM matches. I use the same load and bullet in my 30-06 ‘03 Springfields too.

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