Vihtavuori N32C powder

The N32C (TIN STAR):
Bulky, Accurate and High Quality

The N32C (TIN STAR) is a specialized powder intended to provide low bulk density for cartridges that were originally designed for Cowboy Action Shooters shooting lead bullets with single-action revolvers and lever-action rifles. The use of more conventional gun powder results in poor load density, and fails to adequately fill the case. Vihtavuori’s N32C corrects this problem, and is ideally suited to many of the older cartridges used in Cowboy Action shooting, such as the .38 Special, .44 Special and .45 Colt.

The biggest benefit of N32C is its high loading volume. This porous powder fills the case much better than most conventional smokeless propellants, providing the loading density needed for those classic black powder cartridges. Compared to N320, the case filling ratio can be up to 50% higher. This also makes the powder safer to use – a reloader won’t be able to make double or triple loads in big volume cases by accident. Tin Star gives reliable ignition in all conditions, burns clean and leaves very little fouling or residue. It meters easily, making the task of producing high quality and uniform loads that you can depend on just that much easier. Handloads that you can depend on, shot, after shot, after shot. Vihtavuori N32C Tin Star delivers!

Other than being ideally suited to many of the older cartridges used in Cowboy Action Shooting, N32C is also very suitable for several other pistol calibers. It is also used for subsonic and blank loads.

Evil Roy, Overall World and Overall National Champion Cowboy Action Shooter, and one of the icons of the sport, says Vihtavuori is the best CAS powder on the market.

“I have used Vihtavuori powder for several years in all my Cowboy Action firearms. It is very clean burning, very consistent in velocity and has soft recoil. Vihtavuori Cowboy Action Powder is even better suited to our sport as it is especially designed for the large cases and small charge weight we normally use.” 

Reloading tips from our Pros:

Try the N32C Tin Star in .38 Special with 158 gr bullets for Cowboy Action Shooting or other pistol shooting.

Vihtavuori developed Tin Star specifically for Cowboy Action Shooting, knowing that shooters take this sport seriously. It is a single base nitrocellulose gun powder with certain properties that are similar to Black Powder, but with none of the unfavorable characteristics associated with that propellant. Tin Star gun powder is reliable, burns cleanly and has the bulk density you want for reloading the old original Black Powder cartridges. With Tin Star, you’ll have the ammunition you need to succeed in this demanding sport. The rest is up to you.

Reloading data available in these calibers:

9 mm Browning court / .380 Auto.38 Special.357 Magnum.44 Remington Magnum.45 Auto / .45 ACP.38 Special.44 Remington Magnum