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 Posted: Thu Jan 2nd, 2014 03:28 pm
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This may have been covered, I did a quick search and could not find a discussion on this.
I understand that Hodgdon is discontinuing SR 4759 and several other powders. My major concern is with SR 4759. I have had good success with it in 30-06 and 311299 cast bullets. Does anyone have any recommendations for a powder that is similar to SR 4759?
 

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Several shooters in our area have had good results with SR 4756, in the CBA Military Rifle BR event, chambered in .30-06.

Check the CBA bi-monthly publication, the Fouling Shot. in the match results section and you'll see shooters using AA 5744 and 2400, and some other powders.

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Thanks

Unfortunately, I believe that SR 4756 has also been discontinued.

H4227 and IMR4227 are listed as being close to SR4759 in burning rate. I've found some IMR4227 to try.

I haven't seen any 2400 for almost a year now. I don't know about AA 5744. I've never seen it or looked for it. I'll have to see if I can find a relative burn rate to give me an idea on it.

I have enough SR4759 to last a while. I just wanted to start looking for an alternative before I was out.

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IMR 4227 has worked very well for me with cast bullets in a variety of calibers.

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So, is it an established fact that 4759 is being discontinued, or just a hot internet rumor? I sent an email to them but got no reply.

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Either hot rumor, B.S., or the military is stocking up on grenade launching rounds. We will know in four or five years if it is true, or production is going off-shore, etc., etc.,

For gas-checked bullets the replacement could be Accurate 5744 and for plain based I would try 4227 (since it all comes from Australia now, it doesn't matter) or one of the slow uncoated shotgun powders.

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In my issue '03-A3, I've had very good results with 28 gr. Varget behind the 311299 bullet. I use it for my 200 yd. load, and if I do my part it will often give me a 1st place. (As you might guess, I don't always manage to do my part.)

Hope this helps.

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I have been using #2400 in place of 4759 since it was discontinued the first time, back in the 1970s.



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Around here, 2400 is harder to find than any of the SR powders. Cabela's has all the SR4759 you want to buy.

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I don't understand why Hodgdons will neither confirm nor deny the information. Their silence leads me to believe it to be true, or perhaps they're simply reviewing the situation.

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I've had considerable success using IMR4759 with cast rifle loads for years but have found IMR4198 and 5744 do as well from accuracy and velocity perspectives with several cartridges.

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Hope it's not going away. It works in 3006, 4570 and 308. Tried 5744, but not quite as good as SR 4759.



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4759,2400 and 4227 are very close in charge weight and application for cast bullet shooting. I would be happen with any of the three.

I still have a good supply of both 4759 and 2400 in my shop at this time.

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Powder Valley shows to have SR 4759 in stock......1 pound canisters, no 8 pounders. Might want to orders some.

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RicinYakima wrote: Around here, 2400 is harder to find than any of the SR powders. Cabela's has all the SR4759 you want to buy.
 

I popped into Kesselring's near Burlington today, and they had a 8# keg of 2400. It was the first 2400 that I have seen in some time.   Needless to say, I bought it. ;)

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Glad you did, I still have 5/6 years worth of 2400, but on the look-out. Kesselring's used to supply all the independent guns shops in Eastern WA after Cheney Sports went out of business. Of the few left over here, they buy from the internet suppliers, so hope Kesselring's stays in business.

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Powder Valley Supply shows to have 4759 in stock right now, 1 lb. & 8 lbs.

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All SR powders are history.

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Powder Valley is down to only 1 lb containers now.

I only know of where a few of the bottles ended up.



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I'm back from the SHOT show in Las Vegas, and all powders that Hodgdon imported from Canada are gone: SR 4759, SR 4756, SR 7625, and PB. Only powders from Australia and Florida will be sold to the public. Reloaders are less than 1% of business and since the military is not using SR 4759 anymore, it is gone. Ric

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