Vihtavuori N140 7.62x39mm

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by plasticman, May 26, 2009.

  1. plasticman

    plasticman New Member

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    Hi,

    I have a powder which is Vihtavuori N140. Im looking to load the 7.62x39mm russian with it. Could I use this powder? I found no listing for it. Thinking that its a slow burner. Anyway - Im shooting a 123gr spt thru my AK and wanted to know what charge could I use from this powder. (something tells me to not use it at all) Thank you :eek:
     
  2. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    In checking Ammoguide.com in the powder application chart (the best $19.00 I've spent since I started reloading), the following are suitable cartridges for N140:
    1. .19-223 Calhoon 23. 7mm-08 Remington
    2. .204 Ruger 24. .30-06 Springfield
    3. .22-250 25. .30-30 Winchester
    4. .220 Swift 26. .300 Bench Rest Magnum�
    5. .222 Remington 27. .300 Savage
    6. .223 Remington (5.56mm NATO) 28. .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO)
    7. .224 Bench Rest Magnum� 29. 7.5mm Swiss
    8. 5.6x50 Magnum 30. .303 British
    9. 5.6x50R Magnum 31. 7.62x54R Russian/7.62x53 Finnish
    10. 5.6x57mm RWS 32. 7.7mm Japanese
    11. .22 Savage Hi-Power 33. 8mm Mauser (8x57 JS)
    12. .243 Winchester 34. 8mm Mauser Rimmed (8x57 JRS)
    13. .244 Remington (6mm Remington) 35. 8x72R Sauer
    14. 6mm Benchrest Remington 36. .35 Whelen
    15. .25-06 Remington 37. 9.3x74R
    16. 6.3x53R Finnish 38. 9.3x57mm Mauser
    17. 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser 39. 9.3x64 Brenneke
    18. .260 Remington 40. .375 H&H Magnum
    19. 6.5 Benchrest (BR) 41. .375 Tyrvaa (.375-53R)
    20. 6.5x57mm Mauser 42. .45-70 Government
    21. 7mm Mauser (7x57) 43. .470 Capstick
    22. 7mm Ultimate Silhouette 44. .500 MDM Ultra
    As you can see, there are quite a few, some pretty obscure ones. Unfortunately, 7.62x39 isn's amongst them.

    I filtered out VV powders suitable for the 7.62x39 and all loads are with N110, N120 and N130 from 57 grain up to 125 grain bullets. N140 is a little too slow.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    No you can use N110 N120 and N130 for 123gr N120 is teh only VV powder listed.
     
  4. K.O.W.

    K.O.W. New Member

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    Like those body already was telling, VihtaVuori N-120 is the best powder for
    7,62x39 caliber. N-140 is too slow for it.