N320 porous handgun and shotgun powder16.05.2017
The N320, formerly known as 3N22, is a fast burning, porous handgun powder. N320 is one of our most popular handgun powders and can be used for a wide range of pistol calibers from .32 to .45. It is most commonly used by sport and hobby shooters, but as a very reliable powder it is also suitable for authority applications. The powder type is tubular, with grain dimensions 1,1 mm x 0,8 mm (length x diameter), and as all our reloading powders it includes the added anti-fouling agent.
Recommended by the best
As an extremely clean burning and accurate powder, N320 is also a big favourite of Gene Pearcey aka “Evil Roy”, the famous Cowboy Action Shooter using Vihtavuori Powders. Speaking to Vihtavuori at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, Evil Roy concluded:
“I’ve been using the N320 powder for quite a long time now, and it’s definitely my favourite powder. I use it for .45 ACP, .45 Colt, 9 mm and .38 Special, so I use it for a lot of things. And it just occurred to me some time ago, that I have been using that powder for years, and I haven’t cleaned my powder measure one time – not one single time.”
The N320 is also suitable for shotguns, and shot shell reloading data will be available in the near future. N320 is available in containers of 0,5 kg and 2 kg containers, and in the USA in 1 lbs and 4 lbs containers.
Pro handloading tip – try N320 with this!
N320 works nicely for 9 mm Luger with a FMJ bullet for low velocity applications that still require accuracy.
Suggested load by our pros:
- 8,0 g / 124 grs Lapua FMJ bullet
- 0,26 g / 4.0 grs load (if needed, go down to 0,22 g / 3.4 grs)
- Cartridge overall length: 29,0 mm / 1.142’’
We offer load data for N320 in the following calibers:
7.62 x 25 Tokarev – 9 mm Luger – .38 Super Auto – .38 Special – .357 Magnum – .40 S&W – .44 S&W Special – .44 Rem. Mag. – .45 ACP – .45 Colt