The Vihtavuori N100 powders are primarily rifle powders with different burning rates to optimize your loads. Currently, Vihtavuori offers ten N100 powders as well as the 24N41 / 20N29 for the .50 BMG case.

N100

Bulk density (g/l)

N110 N120 N130 N133 N135 N140 N150 N160 N165 N170 24N41 20N29
800 860 870 870 870 910 910 920 920 960 970 960
N110 N120 N130 N133 N135 N140
800 860 870 870 870 910
N150 N160 N165 N170 24N41 20N29
910 920 920 960 970 960

Energy content (J/g)

N110 N120 N130 N133 N135 N140 N150 N160 N165 N170 24N41 20N29
3950 3700 3750 3600 3550 3700 3750 3650 3500 3700 3700 3600
N110 N120 N130 N133 N135 N140
3950 3700 3750 3600 3550 3700
N150 N160 N165 N170 24N41 20N29
3750 3650 3500 3700 3700 3600

N110 rifle powder

The N110 is Vihtavuori's fastest burning powder suitable for small rifle cartridges such as the .22 Hornet and .30 Carbine, but also well suited to many of the more powerful Magnum handgun rounds. It is particularly applicable for the .44 Rem Magnum, .454 Casull, .500 S&W Mag and similar high-performance revolver cartridges. Read more »

N120 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N120 is a well-balanced powder specifically for some of the intermediate cases such as the .300 Blackout and 7.62x39. It operates best at a somewhat higher pressure than the faster N110 rifle powder, and gives good results in a variety of the small to mid-capacity brass cases such as the .221 Rem. Fireball and .30-30 Win. Read more »

N130 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N130 rifle powder is a fast-burning rifle powder well suited to both small cases like the .22 calibers and 6 mm PPCs, and large straight-walled cases such as the. 45-70 Govt and .458 Win Mag. N130 is also an excellent gunpowder choice for lighter bullets in such cartridges as the .222 Remington and .223 Remington. The N130 powder offers exceptional accuracy combined with the benefits of Vihtavuori's decoppering technology. Read more »

N133 rifle powder

The legendary N133 rifle powder is the preferred gunpowder choice of most leading benchrest competitors and standard rifle shooters, and it has been used to set an incredible number of the current benchrest rifle records. The N133 powder is ideally suited to the 6mm PPC, but it’s also versatile enough to serve in a wide variety of cartridges. It is a great choice especially for calibers where a relatively fast-burning powder is called for, ranging from the .222 Rem. to the .45-70 Govt. Read more »

N135 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N135 is a relatively fast rifle powder that delivers outstanding accuracy, velocity and consistent performance. This powder is an excellent choice for .308 Winchester loads with bullet weights of less than 155 grains. The N135 is also well suited to cartridges like the 6 mm BR Norma, .222 and .223 Rem, as well as large straight-walled brass such as the .458 Win. Mag. Read more »

N140 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N140 is an incredibly versatile powder, well suited to a wide range of calibers and bullet weights. From .223 Remington with heavy bullets to full-sized powerhouses like the .375 H&H Magnum, the Vihtavuori N140 is an ideal reloading powder choice. Giving good velocities, clean performance and exceptional stability, this is the standard go-to powder for a wide variety of cases. Read more »

N150 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N150 rifle powder is a slow burning powder, well suited to most common mid-sized cartridges when used with heavier bullets in accuracy and hunting loads. N150 is an excellent choice for 185-220 grain bullets in the .30-06, 140-160 grain bullets in the 6.5x55, and 175-200 grain bullets in the .308 Win. Combining Vihtavuori’s latest decoppering technology and enhanced temperature stability, N150 is a tremendously versatile powder with a lot of options even for the demanding handloader. Read more »

N160 rifle powder

N160 rifle powder is a slow-burning powder well suited to a broad range of Magnum calibers, and large capacity/small bore cartridges like the 6.5-284 Norma. It is an ideal powder when used with the 270 Win, .25-06 Rem and a variety of belted Magnums. An excellent choice for lighter to mid-weight bullets in these cartridges, Vihtavuori N160 is temperature stable and exceptionally clean burning. Read more »

N165 rifle powder

Vihtavuori N165 rifle powder is a very slow burning powder, making it a superior choice for the same range of cartridges as with the Vihtavuori N160 when using heavier bullets. Delivering slightly higher velocities with these projectiles makes N165 a wise choice for the handloader when long-range performance is the goal. The N165 powder delivers superb accuracy with heavy bullets in calibers ranging from 6,5x55 SE all the way to .416 Rigby, and is a top choice for the .338 Lapua Magnum. Read more »

N170 rifle powder

The N170 is Vihtavuori's slowest burning N100 series powder, recommended for the very large capacity cases such as the .300 Weatherby Mag. and the .300 Rem Ultra Mag. This rifle powder offers good performances in most of the belted Magnum cartridges. Vihtavuori N170 is one of the slowest canister-grade powders readily available from any manufacturer. Read more »

20N29 rifle powder

Vihtavuori offers two rifle powders specifically for the .50 BMG case; 24N41 and 20N29. These are single-based treated powders, having very large grain size and  extremely slow burning rates ideally suited to the .50 BMG. They also have some application in a few other very large capacity cases, such as the .338 Lapua Magnum and the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum. Of the two, 24N41 is slightly faster than 20N29, with renewed relative burning rates 39 for the 24N41 and 36 for the 20N29, when N110 is given the index 100. Read more »

24N41 rifle powder

Vihtavuori offers two rifle powders specifically for the .50 BMG case; 24N41 and 20N29. These are single-based treated powders, having very large grain size and  extremely slow burning rates ideally suited to the .50 BMG. They also have some application in a few other very large capacity cases, such as the .338 Lapua Magnum and the .30-378 Weatherby Magnum. Read more »