Powders for Handgun ammunition

Since three centuries NOBEL SPORT is a European leader in the production of hunting and sport shooting powders universally renowned for their ballistic performance, cleanliness, stability, reproducibility and batch uniformity.

Vectan, SIPEn, S4n and TECNAn are the famous brands of NOBEL SPORT ITALIA favored by manufacturers and reloaders across the world.

In this section you can see and compare Powders used for loading/ reloading handgun ammunition. The indicated data is recommended by NOBEL SPORT ITALIA, based on average values and represents the best performances.

The color intensity of the red tag on the right side of each powder shows their burning rate.

The use of this data implies total acceptance of the WARNINGS you can download here.

The Reloading Charts can be downloaded in the DOWNLOAD section.

 

Research by caliber can be done also on www.vectan.fr

 

Ba10 + Info

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Ba10 powder

Type: stick-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N310 - Rottweil P 805 - Alliant Bullseye

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x19, 6,35 Browning, 7,65 Browning, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long Wad Cutter, .38 Special, .38 Special Wad Cutter, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and Long Colt

Ba9½ + Info

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Ba9½ powder

Type: stick-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N320 - Alliant Red Dot - Accurate Solo 1000 - Hodgdon International - IMR 700 X - Rottweil P 801 - Winchester WSH

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x19, .38 Super Auto, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .44 S&W Special, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and Long Colt

GM3 + Info

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GM3 powder

Type: granular single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N320

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 7,65 Browning, .380 Auto, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 ACP

AS + Info

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AS powder

Type: flake-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N320 & N32C - Reload Swiss RS12 - Hodgdon Tite Group - IMR Trailboss - Alliant Am. Select - Accurate No.2

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, .38 Special, .38 Special WC, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and Long Colt

A1 + Info

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A1 powder

Type: flake-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N330 - Rottweil P804

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, 7,65 Browning, 10mm Auto, .32 S&W Long Wad Cutter, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and Long Colt

Ba9 + Info

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Ba9 powder

Type: stick-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N330 - Winchester WSF - Hodgdon Universal Cl. - Alliant Unique

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .38 Super Auto, .40 S&W, .44 Remington Magnum, 44 S&W Special, .45 ACP, .45 Colt and Long Colt, .38 Special

Sp8 + Info

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Sp8 powder

Type: spherical / flattened spherical attenuated double base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori 3N37 - IMR SR 4759 - Norma R123

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19

A0 + Info

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A0 powder

Type: flake-shaped single base

Burning Rate: fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori 3N37 - Reload Swiss RS20 - Hodgdon Long Shot - Alliant Herco, PRB PCL 504, Ramshot True Blue, IMR 800 X

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 Long Colt, .38 Special

C7 + Info

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C7 powder

Type: flake-shaped single base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: -

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 7,65 Browning, .380 Auto, .357 Magnum

Ba7½ + Info

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Ba7½ powder

Type: stick-shaped single base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N350 - Accurate No. 7 - IMR SR 4756

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, 10mm Auto, .45 ACP, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .38 Special, .38 Super Auto, .40 S&W, .41 Remington Magnum, .44 Remington Magnum, .44 S&W Special, .45 Colt and Long Colt, .454 Casull

Sp2 + Info

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Sp2 powder

Type: spherical / flattened spherical attenuated double base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori 3N38 - Reload Swiss RS24 - Rottweil P806 - Alliant Blue Dot

Use: handgun (especially IPSC) ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x19, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, .38 Super Auto (IPSC), .40 S&W, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 ACP, 10mm Auto

Ba6½ + Info

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Ba6½ powder

Type: stick-shaped single base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: Vihtavuori N110 - Hodgdon H110 - Winchester WC 296

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: .357 Magnum, .41 Remington Magnum, .44 Remington Magnum, .500 S&W, .38 Special, .454 Casull

Sp3 + Info

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Sp3 powder

Type: spherical / flattened spherical attenuated double base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: Reload Swiss RS30 - IMR 4227

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: .357 Magnum, .44 Remington Magnum, .454 Casull, .500 S&W Magnum

S4n + Info

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S4n powder

Type: flake-shaped double base

Burning Rate: medium-fast

Performance Benchmark: -

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, .357 Magnum, .380 Auto, .38 Super Auto, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 ACP

SIPEn + Info

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SIPEn powder

Type: flake-shaped double base

Burning Rate: medium

Performance Benchmark: -

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, 9x19, .357 Magnum, .38 Super Auto, .40 S&W, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 ACP

TECNAn + Info

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TECNAn powder

Type: flake-shaped double base

Burning Rate: slow

Performance Benchmark: -

Use: handgun ammunition reloading

Recommended Calibers: 9x21, .357 Magnum, .38 Super Auto, .44 Remington Magnum, .45 ACP

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