Vihtavuori Smokeless Powder is used by the 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 N165 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. 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 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.
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.