Vihtavuori N550 Smokeless Gun Powder Description
Vihtavuori Smokeless Powder is utilized by some of the top shooters and manufacturers in the competitive shooting field, and it has earned a good reputation as one of the best smokeless powders on the market. In all weathers and settings, all of these powders offer clean burning and repeatable shooting properties.
Vihtavuori N550 Smokeless Powders are renowned for their consistent and superior quality, which is based on complete control of the entire production chain, beginning with the production of nitrocellulose and ending with the bottling of the end product.
For more than 85 years, these tight quality acceptance limitations have assisted reloaders and cartridge makers in achieving identical loads regardless of production lot. It’s easy to see why Vihtavuori Smokeless Powders have gained a solid following among world-class shooters.
The powders in the N500 series are impregnated extruded rifle powders with Nitroglycerol added as an energy component. If higher loading densities and energy are required, N500 series powders are capable substitutes for N100 series powders.
In the late 1990s, Vihtavuori’s N550 rifle powder was created for.30-06 Springfield and.308 Win. calibers. The N550 is a good match for many 30 caliber magnums with lighter bullets, but it is also effective in a variety of shooting disciplines over a wide range of bore diameters.
It is a good powder for.30-06 Springfield hunting rounds with heavier bullets, as well as other more powerful loads such as.308 Winchester and others. The N550 is a tubular powder with grain size of 1.0 mm length and 1.0 mm diameter. Nitroglycerine has been added to the typical single base powder, as with all N500 series powders, to improve energy content.
The burning rate of N550 rifle powder is comparable to that of N150 rifle powder, and it is on the midrange scale of high energy powders. When compared to the N100 series, higher velocity is obtained with similar pressure – without additional rifle wear!
Other Crucial Information:
- Do not exceed the load limits specified in the reloaders’ guide.
- Never combine any two powders, regardless of their sort, brand, or source.
- Never use a smokeless powder in place of black powder or a replacement for black powder.