Developed originally for 7.62×51 NATO M80 Ball, Vihtavuori N135 powder is today a universal gun powder that is used by reloaders for a large range of calibers from .222 Remington to .458 Winchester Magnum.
The N135 powder is a tubular powder type with grain dimensions of 1,0 mm length and 0,8 mm diameter. The burn rate is medium on the scale of our rifle powders. Interesting fact: N135, N133, and N130 all have exactly the same grain dimensions, but due to the different surface coating the burning behavior of the powders varies.
N135 is used especially by medium game hunters and long-range target shooters.
Our pro handloading tips
N135 powder is an excellent powder for .308 Winchester loads with a bullet weight between 8,0 g /123 gr and 10 g /155 gr. If you have never tried N135 with a 155 gr Open Tip Match bullet, it’s time to do it! Try this handloading powder also with .223 Remington loads with a bullet weight of 3,9-4,5 grams (60-69 grains) and you will be surprised by the accuracy and velocity performance of the combination.
Vihtavuori N135 gunpowder is available in containers of 1 lb and 1 kg containers, and in the US also in 8 lbs canisters.
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.