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?
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.
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.)
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.
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