RS52 Rifle Powder


When it comes to applications, RS52 propellant is comparable to our RS50. In short, it is a typical 308 Win. powder, featuring an outstanding pressure/velocity ratio and flat temperature behaviour.

Standard calibres

  • .308 Win.
  • .30 - 06 Spring. with lightweight bullets
  • 6 mm BR Norma
  • 7 mm - 08 Rem.
  • 8 x 57 IS

Packaging units

1 kg can + 10 kg drum

Powder type

RS52 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 explosionapprox. 3,900 J/g
Bulk densityapprox. 950 g/l
Grain diameterapprox. 0.75 mm
Grain lengthapprox. 1.1 mm