VihtaVuori n160 powder is especially suitable for large and magnum calibers (especially belted Magnums) starting from 30-06 with heavier bullets, .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×55 SE, 7 mm Weatherby Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, and all the Winchester Short Magnums. It also fits large capacity/small bore cartridges like the 6.5-284 Norma.
N160 powder is a tubular powder type with grain dimensions of 1,3 mm length and 1,1 mm diameter. The burn rate is medium to slow on the scale of our rifle powders. The N160 is commonly used for big game hunting ammunition especially with heavier bullets.
Reloading recommendations by our pros
The N160 is a great solution for handloading a long-barreled 6,5X55 SE caliber rifle using eg. a Lapua 6,5 mm GB458 9,0 g / 139 gr OTM bullet. The Vihtavuori N160 provides excellent case filling and a reasonable speed for accurate firing to up to 800 yards/meters.
For 6,5X55 SE applications we recommend trying:
- Load of 2,90 g / 44.75 grs
- Bullet: Lapua 6,5 mm 8,8 g / 136 gr OTM Scenar-L
- Cartridge overall length 78,0 mm / 3.071’’
VIHTAVUORI – THE POWER OF ACCURACY
For almost a hundred years, Vihtavuori powders have formed the heart of many of the world’s most renowned cartridges.
Reloaders know they can trust in the performance and uniform high quality of Vihtavuori smokeless powders – cartridge after cartridge – to create a perfect product for successful shooting.
When choosing our reloading powder you know your ammo is up to the task, even in the toughest conditions. Go ahead, take Vihtavuori and make the perfect shot.
WHY CHOOSE VIHTAVUORI POWDERS FOR RELOADING?
All of our gun powders meet the strict requirements of both civilian and military needs.
They’re Clean Burning
Our use of only the finest of raw materials is a renowned characteristic of all Vihtavuori powders. We take great pride in producing a very pure and clean-burning powder that allows longer shooting sessions between cleanings.
The clean-burning characteristics of our rifle and handgun powders result in greatly reduced carbon build-up and powder fouling.
Ultimately giving longer barrel life for rifles. Read more on our rifle and handgun powders here!
They come with a Decoppering agent
After extensive testing and development, we’ve begun adding a decoppering agent to all of our smokeless powders. This additive deters the adhesion and build-up of copper fouling in the bore, ie. the inside of the barrel of a firearm.
Excessive jacket material fouling is a well-known and established cause of accuracy loss when shooting. Our new decoppering agent prevents much of barrel fouling from building up in the first place, greatly prolonging your shooting sessions, and extending barrel life.
They’re extremely temperature stable
Temperature stability in reloading powders has always been a consideration, but with the recent improvements in Long Range and ELR shooting, it has become a factor of major concern to shooters.
Firing at long ranges places greater demands on ammo, equipment, and the shooter himself for instance.
Enabling a shooter to meet these demands means refining the process, and eliminating those variables which reduce hit probability.
The production of increasingly temperature-insensitive propellants allows for greatly reduced Extreme Spreads and Standard Deviation, which translates directly to less vertical dispersion on target.
They’re lot-to-lot consistent
This demanding process requires constant testing, verification, and adjustment to ensure that each run is perfectly compatible with those before and after.
This is a guiding principle of our powder production philosophy in other words.
We require extreme accuracy and quality at every step of our production process, most importantly.
VIHTAVUORI IS EXPERIENCED, QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR THE PERFECT AMMO
Firstly, we manufacture our propellants entirely in-house, and this ensures their high quality.
Vihtavuori rifle and pistol powders deliver consistently flawless firing performance most importantly – for you this means reliable reloading and ammunition you demand.
Each stage of the production process is subject to stringent quality control by our experts to therefore ensure that each production lot has the exact ballistic performance required.
Moreover, the grain geometry of different gunpowder types provides the wanted combustion characteristics for the chosen cartridge application.
The estimated shelf-life of Vihtavuori gunpowders is a minimum of 10 years most importantly if stored and sealed in its original containers at a temperature circa 20°C and relative humidity of circa 55 %.