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3.11.2017

N165 for exceptional long-range performance

Vihtavuori N165 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N165 rifle powder

When you’re aiming for exceptional long-range performance, N165 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 with long range of calibers ranging from 6,5x55 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 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.

 

A brand new loading tip from our Pros*:

Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum,

Powder N165 with the load of 3,94g /60,80 gr

Bullet: Berger 195gr Elite Hunter

COL: 83,50 mm.

With this load, you can achieve outstanding performance with an extremely small velocity deviation!
*coming to our online Relo Data table soon!

Vihtavuori offers tested reloading data for N165 rifle powder in the following calibers:

.243 Winchester
6 mm Remington
.240 Weatherby Magnum
.25-06 Remington
.260 Remington
6,5 x 55 Swedish Mauser
6,5 x 55 SE / 6,5x55 SKAN
6,5 - 284 Norma
.270 WSM
.270 Winchester
.270 Weatherby Magnum
7 x 57
7 x 57R
7 x 64
7 mm WSM
7 mm Remington Magnum
7 mm Weatherby Magnum
7 mm Rum
.300 H&H Magnum
.300 WSM
.300 Winchester Magnum
.300 Weatherby Magnum
.300 Remington Ultra Magnum
.30-.378 Weatherby Magnum
.338 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
.416 Rigby

Vihtavuori N165 is available in 1 lbs, 1 kg and 3,5 kg containers and in the USA also in 8 lbs canisters.