Vihtavuori Smokeless Powder is used by some of the best shooters and producers in the competitive shooting world, and it has a solid reputation as one of the best smokeless powders on the market. All of these powders provide clean burning and repeatable shooting properties in all conditions and settings.
Vihtavuori N550 Smokeless Powders are known for their consistent and exceptional quality, which is based on comprehensive control of the entire production chain, beginning with nitrocellulose production and finishing with the bottling of the end product.
For more than 85 years, these stringent quality acceptance standards have aided reloaders and cartridge manufacturers in producing similar loads regardless of production lot. It’s easy to see why Vihtavuori Smokeless Powders have a cult following among top shooters.
Nitroglycerol is used as an energy component in the N500 line of powders, which are impregnated extruded rifle powders. N500 series powders can replace N100 series powders if larger loading densities and energies are required.
Vihtavuori’s N550 rifle powder for the.30-06 Springfield and.308 Win. calibers was developed in the late 1990s. With lighter bullets, the N550 works well with many 30 caliber magnums, but it may also be used in a wide range of shooting disciplines with different bore sizes.
For.30-06 Springfield hunting rounds with larger bullets, as well as other powerful loads like.308 Winchester and others, it is an excellent powder. Tubular Vihtavuori N550 powder has a grain size of 1 millimeter long by 1 millimeter wide. To increase the amount of energy in the conventional single-base powder, nitroglycerine was added, as was the case with all of the N500 series powders.
In terms of burn rate, Vihtavuori N550 rifle powder is similar to N150 rifle powder, and it falls somewhere in the middle of the high-energy powder spectrum. The velocity is higher than the N100 series, but the pressure is the same, thus the rifle wear is the same.
Other Important Information:
- Don’t go beyond the load limits indicated in the reloaders’ guide.
- Never mix any two powders, regardless of their type, brand, or origin.
- Never use a smokeless powder in place of or as a substitute for black powder.