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    vvn 135 for a .308

    hi guys as the heading says i am looking for some info on using vvn135 for my .308, i will be using 150gr nosler ballistic tip. in a hornady brass and Remington No. 9.5 large primers.

    any info would be greatly appreciated

    thanks in advance


    ps. i am new to loading so please be gentle

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    From Viht Manual 150g bullet starting load 39.5 and max load 45.7 grains

    Personally have never used N135 as has always used N140 but it should work fine

    Good luck with the loading

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    From Viht Manual 150g bullet starting load 39.5 and max load 45.7 grains

    Personally have never used N135 as has always used N140 but it should work fine

    Good luck with the loading
    thanks a million. i will let you know how that goes in the next few days

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    http://www.lapua.com/en/products/rel.../relodata/5/70
    It took all of 15 seconds to find it using Google!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poulo308 View Post
    hi guys as the heading says i am looking for some info on using vvn135 for my .308, i will be using 150gr nosler ballistic tip. in a hornady brass and Remington No. 9.5 large primers.

    any info would be greatly appreciated

    thanks in advance


    ps. i am new to loading so please be gentle
    Gentle, hell. If you have the bullet, primer, and powder chosen, what more would you need other than the VV data, from which you'd use the recommended starting load and work up? You certainly couldn't expect someone here to supply a winning load for their 308 that would work in your 308, could you?? You will quickly learn that this seldom happens! There is no free lunch in load development. Do the work. You'll learn a lot about your rifle in the process. (Welcome to reloading!)~Muir

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    These are step-load results from my Tikka M65 .308 LH Deluxe - 23" (57cm) barrel

    All are handloads in PPU cases - CCI 200 Primers

    LAPUA.COM has [ ( MIN 39.5 @ 2505 ) to ( MAX 45.7 @ 2857 ) ]

    150gr Norma
    GRS. FPS

    40.0 @ 2486
    41.0 @ 2535
    42.0 @ 2616
    43.0 @ 2628
    44.0 @ 2728

    150gr Rem
    GRS. FPS


    40.0 @ 2505
    41.0 @ 2525
    42.0 @ 2600
    43.0 @ 2664
    44.0 @ 2727

    Changing to different brands of bullets didn't affect the results very much - it rarely does - and the chrono. readings were pretty close to the website predictions.

    After trying all the VIT. powders ( N133, N135, and N140 ) I've found that N135 gave me best results with weights up to 155 grain in the 42gr - 43gr charge band. In use it gives speeds midway between N133 and N140 in line with the loads from Vihtavuori.

    I haven't tried this with any heavier bullets as the above weight range is enough for the UK.
    Forgive me, but it's a long way to Tipperary. You'll be well-served with N135 if this is all your local shop has. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgyrog View Post
    http://www.lapua.com/en/products/rel.../relodata/5/70
    It took all of 15 seconds to find it using Google!
    thanks for your help but it only took me 14 sec to find that info along with a lot more. i thought the point of a forum was to share and ask questions or should i only reply to people with smart ass google search reply's.
    yes i am being sarcastic.


    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Gentle, hell. If you have the bullet, primer, and powder chosen, what more would you need other than the VV data, from which you'd use the recommended starting load and work up? You certainly couldn't expect someone here to supply a winning load for their 308 that would work in your 308, could you?? You will quickly learn that this seldom happens! There is no free lunch in load development. Do the work. You'll learn a lot about your rifle in the process. (Welcome to reloading!)~Muir
    i have all the stuff that i could get my hands on yes. all i needed was the min-max loads in which to start my development. i know each rifle will differ slightly. no free lunch required i am looking forward to putting in the time and learning along the way. i will put up some group pics if i i get a chance as the weather is ***** over here at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinistral View Post
    These are step-load results from my Tikka M65 .308 LH Deluxe - 23" (57cm) barrel

    All are handloads in PPU cases - CCI 200 Primers

    LAPUA.COM has [ ( MIN 39.5 @ 2505 ) to ( MAX 45.7 @ 2857 ) ]

    150gr Norma
    GRS. FPS

    40.0 @ 2486
    41.0 @ 2535
    42.0 @ 2616
    43.0 @ 2628
    44.0 @ 2728

    150gr Rem
    GRS. FPS


    40.0 @ 2505
    41.0 @ 2525
    42.0 @ 2600
    43.0 @ 2664
    44.0 @ 2727

    Changing to different brands of bullets didn't affect the results very much - it rarely does - and the chrono. readings were pretty close to the website predictions.

    After trying all the VIT. powders ( N133, N135, and N140 ) I've found that N135 gave me best results with weights up to 155 grain in the 42gr - 43gr charge band. In use it gives speeds midway between N133 and N140 in line with the loads from Vihtavuori.

    I haven't tried this with any heavier bullets as the above weight range is enough for the UK.
    Forgive me, but it's a long way to Tipperary. You'll be well-served with N135 if this is all your local shop has. Hope this helps.
    thanks a mill that should get me started, i have varget as well and i have a batch loaded up from 44gr - 47.5gr and all i need now is a nice calm day and nothing trivial like work and family to get in the way.

    thanks again

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