Formerly known as vihtavuori powder 3N18, the vihtavuori powder N340 is a true multipurpose powder, developed originally for 9 mm and shotshell loads.
This pistol powder is one of the most popular powders in the Vihtavuori N300 series, and it can be used for a wide variety of calibers and bullet weights, making it the perfect partner for all kinds of reloading purposes.
The N340 is used especially for medium and large-caliber pistols and shotshells with medium and heavy loads most importantly.
N340 is a tubular powder type with grain dimensions of 1,0mm length and 0,8 mm diameter.
Exactly the same grain size as with powder N320, N330, and N350 – therefore only the porosity of the powder changes.
The burning rate of the N340 is at the medium scale of Vihtavuori handgun powders – and as with powder N320, with N340 extremely clean burning and no residuals is guaranteed for instance.
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?
To begin, all of our gun powders meet the strict requirements of both civilian and military needs.
Secondly, 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!
In addition,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 %.
In conclusion, all Vihtavuori Powders are available also in Industrial Packings.