Vihtavuori Blog - The N150 multipurpose rifle powder
Vihtavuori's N150 multipurpose rifle powder is one of our most popular products. It is commonly used with heavier bullets in accuracy loads and hunting loads in cartridges with middle case volumes, like the .30-06 Springfield, the .308 Winchester and the .6,5x55 SE. The N150 is one of, if not the best all-rounder powder for European hunting calibers.
N150 is a tubular powder type with grain dimensions of 1,3 mm length and 1,1 mm diameter and the nearly symmetrical shape makes it a good companion for all kinds of reloading equipment. The burn rate of the N150 is on the medium scale of our rifle powders. The N150 is also one of our most temperature insensitive powders, and thanks to the added anti-coppering agent, the coppering of the barrel is minor even when using copper bullets.
Recommendations from our pros:
- The N150 is a perfect solution for .308 Win cartridges with Lapua Naturalis bullets. Excellent velocity and shooting accuracy guaranteed with almost all barrel lengths on the market.
- For moose hunters we recommend trying the load of 2,75 g / 42.4 grs
- For 6,5x55 SE applications, N150 gives a good variety of options with 6,5g / 100 gr – 9,0 / 139 gr bullets and shooting distances up to 800 meters!
The Vihtavuori N150 rifle powder is available in 1 lbs, 1 kg and 3,5 kg containers, and in the USA also in 8 lbs canisters.
We offer tested reloading data for the following calibers:
.223 Remington - .223 WSSM - .22-250 Remington - 6 mm BR Norma - .243 WSSM - .243 Winchester - 6 XC - 6 mm Remington - .240 Weatherby Magnum - .25-06 Remington - 6,5 mm Grendel - 6,5 x 47 Lapua - 6.5 Creedmoor - .260 Remington - 6,5 x 55 Swedish Mauser - 6,5 x 55 SE / 6,5 x 55 SKAN - 6,5 - 284 Norma - .270 Winchester - 7 mm-08 Remington - 7 x 57 - 7 x 57R - 7 x 64 - 7 mm WSM - .308 Winchester - 7,62 x 53R (7,62 Russian) - 7,5 x 55 Swiss GP31 - .30-06 Springfield - .300 H&H Magnum - .300 WSM -.300 Winchester Magnum - 8 x 57 IS (8mm Mauser) - 8 x 57 IRS - .338 Winchester Magnum - 9,3 x 62 - 9,3 x 66 Sako - .375 H&H Magnum.