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Old March 31, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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.30-06 + 180gr Norma Oryx -- Have any good data with non-Norma powders?

I've got some .308" 180 gr Norma Oryx I'd like to stuff in .30-06.
I don't have any Norma powders (or Vihtavuori, but I'm willing to try it).

Anybody have good data, or sources, with Alliant, Accurate, or Hodgdon/Win/IMR powders?
Pet loads?
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Old March 31, 2011, 03:18 AM   #2
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Since most of the ammunition shot at us in the Vietnam War was supplied by Norma. And since I hold grudges a very long time, I will not use or recommend any Norma "crap".

VV powders are great.
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Old April 1, 2011, 01:35 AM   #3
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Nobody else is running the Oryx in .30-06?
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Old April 1, 2011, 06:16 AM   #4
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"Since most of the ammunition shot at us in the Vietnam War was supplied by Norma. And since I hold grudges a very long time, I will not use or recommend any Norma "crap"."

Uh....

What?

First, this is off-topic for this thread, but requires response.

Second, Norma is a Swedish manufacturer.

Third, the VAST majority of arms and ammunition used by enemy forces in the Vietnamese conflict were supplied by the Soviet Union, Soviet satellite states, and China.

I'd really love to know where you came by this "information."
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Old April 1, 2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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Haven't shot Norma Oryx, but I have shot a lot of Sierra, Nosler, Hornady and Barnes in 180 grn. in the 06. I have been using 57 grns of I-4350. Be advised that this is a max load and might not be suitabe in your rifle.

With heavier bullets in the 06, I like H-4350, I-4350, RL-19 and like slow burning powders. Varget also works good.

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