The VihtaVuori N32C (TIN STAR) is a specialized powder intended to provide low bulk density for cartridges that were originally designed for Cowboy Action Shooters shooting lead bullets with single-action revolvers and lever-action rifles.
The use of more conventional gun powder results in poor load density and fails to adequately fill the case.
Vihtavuori’s N32C corrects this problem and is ideally suited to many of the older cartridges used in Cowboy Action shooting, such as the .38 Special, .44 Special, and .45 Colt.
The biggest benefit of VihtaVuori N32C is its high loading volume.
This porous powder fills the case much better than most conventional smokeless propellants.
Providing the loading density needed for those classic black powder cartridges.
Compared to N320, the case filling ratio can be up to 50% higher.
This also makes the powder safer to use – a reloader won’t be able to make double or triple loads in big volume cases by accident.
Tin Star gives reliable ignition in all conditions, burns clean, and leaves very little fouling or residue.
It meters easily, making the task of producing high quality and uniform loads that you can depend on just that much easier.
Handloads that you can depend on, shot, after shot, after shot. Vihtavuori N32C Tin Star delivers!
Other than being ideally suited to many of the older cartridges used in Cowboy Action Shooting, N32C is also very suitable for several other pistol calibers. It is also used for subsonic and blank loads.
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, therefore, 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
Firstly, 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.
In addition,the estimated shelf-life of Vihtavuori gunpowders is a minimum of 10 years amazingly.
Most importantly if stored and sealed in its original containers at a temperature circa 20°C and relative humidity of circa 55 %.