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11-26-2006, 01:11 AM
I saw KCSO's post of a few weeks ago and I too am in teh same boat.

Any one have data for this powder? Not really surplus, but I need some info if anyone has some. What can it be used for, what is the burning rate, how old might it be? Not familar with norma powder, but 4 lbs came our way at way to good of a price (almost free fertilizer price).

any other manuals or comments on a good use?


11-26-2006, 06:45 AM
You can get 2900 fps. I made quite an impression on several caribou and a lot of deer with it. Norma says their loading data for N205 is good for MRP. PM me if you are interested in the data for the .30-'06.


11-26-2006, 10:23 AM
Norma makes PRIMO stuff. 205 was replaced/became 205 and they are very similar to Alliant Re22 (made in Sweden also, Hmmm). You will probably get very good accuracy with 205 and the 180 grainer and heavier bullets. Even with a maximum charge, velocity may be a little down from faster powders (4350,Re 19, N204), but not enough to worry about. You will most likely run out of case capacity before hitting pressure signs (but that is JUST my opinion). Good powder, great price-you are lucky today!!!:drinks:

11-26-2006, 02:24 PM
Iam interested in load data for whatever cartridges you have had experience with.

Ihave several boxes of 175 gr sierra for 8mm and was thinking this may be a way to shoot a milsurp with jacketed.

Also would it be useful for cast in ant cartridge?

11-26-2006, 08:16 PM
MRP replaced N205. Norma's explanation at the time was that they were having trouble controlling the burn rate, and were having to scrap some lots. Norma said one could use N205 data with MRP.

Hunting around, I finally did find some MRP data on Norma's website for the .30-'06. See here, and hunt through the 10 pages of .30-'06 loads until you find the one with 180's and MRP:


The data from my N205 .30-06 load of N205 is maximum, 180gr Nosler partition, and a CCI large rifle primer in a Remington case. I got it originally from the Handloader about 1972 or 1973. It's safe in my GI barrel, which has a long throat, which may explain why my primers are not that flat.


11-26-2006, 11:40 PM
Manleyjt; Speer manuals 8 and 9 have data for n205

30/06 24 " bbl
180 gr SP
n205 59.0-63.0 grs,2633-2815 fps

probably a little slow for 8mm

11-27-2006, 12:38 PM

Thanks for the info. I sent a PM. I am in teh process of aquiring a few old speer manuals. I have a few places to look. Until I come up with some I will beg and plead for everyones help.