RS40 Rifle Powder

Uses

RS40 derives directly from our successful, military-qualified 5.56 mm propellant powder. This makes it the perfect powder for .222 Rem. and .223 Rem. It also works extremely well with medium-bore cartridges such as the .308 Win. in combination with lightweight bullets.

Standard calibres

  • .222 Rem.
  • .223 Rem.
  • .300 Savage
  • .308 Win. with lightweight bullets

Packaging units

1kg can + 10 kg drum

Powder type

RS40 is an extruded, single-based propellant powder based on nitrocellulose. A unique impregnation method using nitroglycerine assures top performance.

Safe service life

If properly stored, the propellant powder remains safe to use for up to ten years.

Verification tolerances

Batch-to-batch tolerance:

v5 ±12 m/s
pmax ±250 bar

Key characteristics

Heat of explosion approx. 3,950 J/g
Bulk density approx. 940 g/l
Grain diameterapprox. 0.7 mm
Grain lengthapprox. 1.1 mm