Vihtavuori Blog: the N560 for Magnum calibers
The N560 rifle powder
Vihtavuori's N560 rifle powder is especially suitable to bring power to large and magnum calibers, for example .270 Winchester, 6,5-284, 7 mm Remington Magnum, 7 mm Weatherby Magnum, 338 Lapua Magnum and even the .416 Rigby.
The N560 powder is a tubular type with a fairly large grain with dimensions of 1,4 mm length and 1,2 mm diameter. The burn rate of is slow on the scale of our rifle powders, between the N160 and N165. The N560 is similar to N100 series, but nitroglycerine has been added to it to get better energy content. The 500 series High Energy powders are mainly used in rifle cartridges where some extra energy content is needed to achieve bigger loading densities and higher muzzle velocities within the limits of maximum pressure. So, you get better velocity with the same pressure than with for instance the N165. The N560 is commonly used for big game hunting and sniper ammunition especially for larger caliber rifles. Especially in long distance hunting situations with reasonable calibers and bullets, the N560 magnum powder shows unbelievable performance.
Recommendation by our pros:
The N560 is one of the best powders for 6,5-284 when loaded with heavy bullets – try this when the velocity counts!
The Vihtavuori N560 rifle powder is available in 1 lbs and 1 kg containers.
For Vihtavuori N560, we offer tested reloading data for the following calibers:
.240 Weatherby Magnum - .25-06 Remington - .260 Remington - 6,5 x 55 Swedish Mauser - 6,5 x 55 SE / 6,5 x 55 SKAN - 6,5-284 Norma - .270 WSM - .270 Winchester - .270 Weatherby Magnum - 7 mm-08 Remington - 7 x 64 - 7 mm WSM - 7 mm Remington Magnum - 7 mm Weatherby Magnum - 7 mm RUM - .30-06 Springfield - .300 H&H Magnum - .300 WSM - .300 Winchester Magnum - .300 Weatherby Magnum - .300 Lapua Magnum - .300 Remington Ultra Magnum - .30-.378 Weatherby Magnum - .338 Winchester Magnum - .338 Lapua Magnum - .416 Rigby.