Vihtavuori N540 powder is a universal rifle powder for a wide variety of medium-sized calibers suitable for both hunting and target shooting. It is an excellent choice for cartridges running from .223/5.56 mm to .308 Winchester and 30-06 Springfield with heavier bullet weights.
Vihtavuori N540 powder delivers outstanding accuracy with exceptionally clean burning. Due to the extra energy content that all of our N500 series powders include, a velocity up to 30-40 m/s higher can be achieved with the same pressure level compared to the equal in the N100 Vihtavuori series. It is certainly worth trying when using heavier bullets and when higher loading densities and muzzle velocities are needed!
Thanks to its symmetrical size (1,0 mm length and 1,0 mm diameter), N540 meters well in reloading equipment and makes loading super easy.
HANDLOADING TIPS FROM OUR PROS
For target shooting and varminting, try an N540 powder load of 2,45 grams / 37.8 grains with the 7,8 gram / 120 grain OTM Scenar-L bullet in 6,5×47 Lapua caliber.
N540 is also an excellent choice for the .223 Rem when using heavy bullets from 69 to 82 grains /4,5 to 5,3 grams.
Vihtavuori N540 rifle powder comes in 1 lb and 1 kg bottles as well as 8 lbs containers.
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.
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.
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.
Moreover, the grain geometry of different gunpowder types provides the wanted combustion characteristics for the chosen cartridge application.