Designed to fill the gap between Vihtavuori N560 and N570 high-energy rifle powders, the vihtavuori powder N565 was created specifically for the .338 Lapua Magnum with 250 gr bullets.
In addition to a precisely tailored burn rate, this powder is extremely temperature stable, giving uniform results across a wide range of environments.
We’ve also incorporated improved hygroscopic stability and our new decoppering agent to ensure a cleaner barrel when shooting. N565 is REACH compliant without DNT or phthalates.
Physically, N565 grains have the same size as those of the N560 powder. As all Vihtavuori powders, it flows smoothly through powder measures and ensures good loadability and uniformity.
The burn rate of the powder is a bit closer to N570, roughly splitting the difference between the two.
Vihtavuori N565 is a single perforated extruded powder, having a bulk density of 960 g/l and an energy content of 4000 J/g.
While N565 was developed specifically for military sniping applications, it also has a wide range of sporting uses, particularly within long range shooting and ELR.
The N565 has proven to be an ideal choice for calibers such as the 7mm Rem. Magnum, the .30-06, .300 Win Mag, .300 Norma Mag as well as the .338 Norma Mag.
Vihtavuori N565 rifle powder comes in 1 lbs 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 which 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. 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. We require extreme accuracy and quality at every step of our production process.
VIHTAVUORI IS EXPERIENCED, QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR THE PERFECT AMMO
We manufacture our propellants entirely in-house, and this ensures their high quality. Vihtavuori rifle and pistol powders deliver consistently flawless firing performance – 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 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 %.