Vihtavuori Smokeless Powder is used by some of the best shooters and manufacturers in the competitive shooting industry, they have gained an excellent reputation for being one of the best smokeless powders available. All of these powders ensure clean burning and repeatable shooting properties in all weathers and conditions. Vihtavuori Smokeless Powders are credited with uniform and superb quality based on full control of the whole production chain beginning from the production of nitrocellulose to the bottling of the end product. These strict quality acceptance limits have helped reloaders and cartridge manufacturers to achieve similar loads regardless of the production lot for more than 85 years. It is easy to see why Vihtavuori Smokeless Powders have achieved a strong position among top-class shooters around the world.
The N100 series powders are single base powders used mainly in rifle calibers. This Vihtavuori rifle powder was originally developed for .50 BMG and for military use, and even the name 20N29 originates from the Finnish Army standards. 20N29 is a single-based, surface-treated powder with grain dimensions of 2,3 mm length and 1,3 mm diameter. The burning rate is slower and grain size larger than those of the N100 series powders. 20N29 is primarily used in large-caliber and magnum applications with heavy bullets and in long-range target shooting. It is ideally suited for the .50 BMG but has also gained a good reputation when used in .300 Lapua Magnum and .30-378 Weatherby Magnum.
Other Important Information:
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
When you’re aiming for exceptional long-range performance, N165 powder is your choice of rifle powder!
Vihtavuori N165 is a universal powder for magnum rifle calibers with heavy bullets. It works especially well in .338 Lapua Magnum with 250 gr bullets, but can be used for handloading a wide variety of calibers ranging from 6,5×55 SE all the way to .416 Rigby.
The N165 powder grains are exactly the same size (1,3 mm length x 1,0 mm diameter) as those of its “big brother” N160, but the surface coating creates the difference in burning characteristics.
N165 powder is a very slow burning rifle powder, making it a superior choice for the same range of cartridges as N160 when using heavier bullets. As slightly higher velocities can be achieved with N165, it is an excellent choice for long-range shooting and big game hunting.