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Old December 4, 2000, 08:34 PM   #1
Joe Portale
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Hi folks,

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I have come into a couple of pound cans of Norma Powder #200 and 205. Has anyone had any experience with this powder?
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Old December 6, 2000, 12:52 AM   #2
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Norma powders.

Joe. Never used the stuff, but according to the 3rd ed. Hornady loading manual's burning rate chart, Norma 200 falss between Winchester 680 and IMR-4198. Norma 205 not mentioned in 3rd ed. I had to go back to the Speer #9 reloading manual. They place N-205 between H-4831 and H-870. I probably have whatever data you might need for those two powders, but I'd have to look to be sure.
Bob Hagel was a big fan of N-205, but he said that there was some large differences in burning rates between lots. That's why I never tried the stuff.
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Old December 6, 2000, 09:46 AM   #3
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N205 has been my favorite powder for the .270 and 7MM Rem Mag for many years. I found it somewhat slower than 4831 and it is more dense which helps for loads where 4831 is a little too bulky. Jerry
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