Lapua recommends Vihtavuori powders for reloading. The selection covers more that 20 different types – a right choice for all disciplines, guns and shooting styles.
Reloading Powders for Rifles
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Relative burning rate of powder types mentioned above decreases from left to right.
The fastest burning rifle powder from Vihtavuori. Similar to Hodgdon H110 and Winchester 296. N110 can be used in small rifle cases like .22 Hornet and .30 Carbine but also in magnum pistol and revolver cartridges like .357 S&W Magnum, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .454 Casull and .500 S&W.
Slower burning powder for small capacity rifle cases and for lighter bullets in many .22 caliber loads. N120 needs higher pressure than N110 in order to optimize burning. Burning rate is near to Accurate 1680, IMR 4198 and Reloder 7. N120 is suitable also for 7,62×39, .30-30 Winchester and .444 Marlin.
This powder is used in many factory loaded caliber .22 and 6 mm PPC cartridges. Suitable also for lighter bullets in caliber .223 Remington and for straight-wall rifle cases like .45-70 Government and .458 Winchester Magnum. Burning rate is close to Hodgdon H322 and Accurate 2230.
A choice of many bench rest and standard rifle shooters who are using 6 mm PPC. Used also in many loads of .222 Remington, .223 Remington and as well in other applications where a relatively fast burning powder is needed, like in .45- 70 Government. Similarly burning powders are Norma 201, Hodgdon H335 and Vectan SP10.
An excellent powder for .308 Winchester loads with bullet weight less than 10 grams (155 grains). It will fit applications similar to IMR4064, Hodgdon H4895 or Accurate 2520. Capability for various loads ranging from .222 Remington to .458 Winchester Magnum.
A true multipurpose powder, which can usually be used in place of IMR4320, Reloder 15 or Hodgdon H380. Good choice also for .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 8×57 IS (8 mm Mauser) and .375 H&H Magnum.
This powder burns a bit slower than N140 and works as well as Hodgdon H414 and Winchester 760. Typically used with heavier bullets in accuracy and hunting loads of cartridges with middle case volumes, like .308 Winchester, 6,5×55 SE and .30-06 Springfield.
slow burning powder for Magnum cartridges and calibers with large case volume and comparatively small bullet diameter. Burning speed of N160 is close to Reloder 19, Winchester WMR and the various 4831´s. For example some ideal applications are: .243 Winchester, 6,5-.284 Norma, 7 mm Weatherby Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum and all the Winchester Short Magnums.
A very slow burning powder for Magnum cartridges with heavy bullets. N165 offers performance equal to Norma MRP and Reloder 22. To be used with heavy bullets in calibers ranging from 6,5×55 SE all the way to .416 Rigby.
The slowest burning N100 series rifle powder from Vihtavuori and one of the slowest canister reloading powders generally available from any manufacturer. It will fit applications similar to Hodgdon H1000 and Accurate 8700. Good performances in most of the belted Magnum cartridges like .300 Weatherby Magnum and suitable also for .300 Remington Ultra Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. Premium N100 Powders The N100 series powders are primarily rifle powders with different burning rates to optimize your loads.