Nobel Powder


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TheGrimReaper
September 26, 2008, 10:28 AM
One of the local shops here has Nobel gunpowder. Does any of you guys know where to find some reloading data for these powders. I haven't found anything on the web.

I hopefully will be using it in 9mm/10mm/44 Mag/.223Rem/7.62x39.

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Texasflyboy
September 26, 2008, 10:33 AM
I have a good deal of load info for 9mm and .45ACP for AO.

I purchased quite a bit of Nobel Sport/Vectan years ago when Graf had it on clearance.

It took me a bit of time to track down load information. The best source of information was various burn rate charts that placed AO and other Nobel powders in their burn rate along other US powders like Bullseye and Unique.

My load for 9 x 19mm is:

4.0 grains AO
Hensley & Gibbs #115 Lead Round Nose 120 grain bullet sized .358"
Winchester Small Pistol Primer

This round works really well in a High Power Mark III and runs about 1,000 fps.

Let me know if you need more info.

PotatoJudge
September 26, 2008, 06:36 PM
I recently got 7 or 8 lbs of it for $12 each and had to track down the data. I really like the powder. SP3 is 357 mag with 180 grain bullets is awesome. TU700 in 30-06 with 180 grainers is easily sub-MOA.

Could I get that 45 ACP data for AO? Don't think I have that. Also, the lee loading manual has some Nobel (Vectan) data.

http://www.peterlawman.co.uk/vectan.php

If anybody has data for BA9 that is for something other than the 9mm, I'd appreciate it. The store still has a couple pounds of that but I don't shoot the 9. I'm sure it'd work in 38 or something similar, maybe 7.62x25.

shinz
September 27, 2008, 01:11 AM
TGR, although these powders are most likely to be the Nobelsport/Vectan ones from France as mentioned above, be aware that there were earlier powders made in the UK by ICI Nobel. till they shut down production of them some time in the 80s I think it was. As suggested by TFB, placing these on a burn rate chart & then working up loads in a sensible fashion might be the only way with these.http://www.reloadersnest.com/burnrates.asp has a burn rate chart that covers these earlier Nobels powders, treat all such info with caution & work any loads up form equivalent start loads or below.
Steve

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