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cuzinbruce
05-23-2017, 09:15 AM
I see Bent Ramrod beat me to it with his thread. But here are the 4759 cans I have right now. The old 8oz Dupont can I bought new, back in the 60's. The Dupont pound cans I bought at a gun show a month or so ago. $10 each, and they are full. The round plastic is the last IMR version.
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Bent Ramrod
05-23-2017, 12:10 PM
$10 a can, even an 8-oz, is a good deal. Hopefully, the stuff will keep turning up here and there for many years. I grab every can I can find, if it's reasonably priced.

Green Frog
05-30-2017, 08:39 AM
I've been told that it was used for some specialty loading, and a salvaged or reclaimed version of it would turn up from time to time. About 20 years ago I bought 8# of it in what looked like a white plastic bleach bottle(???) I also have several different versions of the cans in light green and burgundy, but I never got one of the small or large plastic jugs or the large cans. I was/am interested in 4759 as it works so well in my 32-40.

Froggie

Geezer in NH
08-23-2017, 07:04 PM
I am getting old as I have never bought an IMR powder #1 pounder in a plastic can. All mine are in metal still 30-40 pounds of different #'s

SgtDog0311
02-19-2018, 12:14 AM
Donít know how old this is but it still contains about 3 pounds. Might have to compare loads when I finally get into it. Still have about 17 lbs in newer plastic IMR plastic bottles. Wonder if I should transfer to some plastic?
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GOPHER SLAYER
02-19-2018, 04:59 PM
Don’t know how old this is but it still contains about 3 pounds. Might have to compare loads when I finally get into it. Still have about 17 lbs in newer plastic IMR plastic bottles. Wonder if I should transfer to some plastic?
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I did. Had a can just like yours. When I saw signs of rust I transferred the powder to White plastic containers.

SgtDog0311
02-19-2018, 05:41 PM
Thanks Gopher Slayer. Got some empty 4759 plastic I pounders I’ll make use of. No rust spotted yet but no sense waiting. Any idea of date on this can?

Reverend Al
02-20-2018, 03:37 PM
Just gotta love those old powder tins, they had great graphics and a wide variety of brightly coloured labels. Great entertainment even when you weren't loading ammunition! These are a few of mine that I've saved over the years ...

https://i.imgur.com/37NuntC.jpg

GOPHER SLAYER
02-23-2018, 10:30 PM
Thanks Gopher Slayer. Got some empty 4759 plastic I pounders I’ll make use of. No rust spotted yet but no sense waiting. Any idea of date on this can?
Yes Sgt, the date on the can is November 1974. I have found no difference in this performance and powder made just a few years old.