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    Accurate 5744 alternate

    Is there a close alternative to Accurate 5744 powder?????

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    Shooting World powder named Cowboy

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    You most likely know that these days you need to be fortunate to score SR 4759 but it would do you well. A fellow recently posted his liking of Alliant 300 MP. It's about the same burn rate but not nearly the bulk that we enjoy with the fore mentioned powders.

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    If you can't find SR 4759, then IMR 4198 is close as to burning speed. When I haven't had 4759 in the past, I've used it with success.
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    Isn't SR4759 discontinued????
    What is the difference between Accurate 5744 and XMR5744?????

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    Accurate 5744 is XMR 5744....one and the same.

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    That's what i thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abunaitoo View Post
    Isn't SR4759 discontinued????
    What is the difference between Accurate 5744 and XMR5744?????
    XMP-5744 (X-truded Metallic Powder) It started out life as MP-5744 surplus powder

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    Give Reloader 7 a shot.

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    I wouldn't mind trying 5744 but it's $38 a lb at my local Cabela's. Unique is now $28 and that's bad enough, since the last two pounds I bought were $16 and change each. Rel 7 is now $33 from the same source, and I remember seeing it for less than $25 last year. I'm glad we don't have any inflation in this country.
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    5744 here is $50
    Most other powders are $38.
    Prices here are crazy.

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    Reloder 7 or 4227 both work in the same pressure/velocity range as 5744. Your charge will vary. 308 Win, 190 gr boolit, 18-25gr Reloder 7, or 17-20gr 4227 shoot well as examples, What cartridge?

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    4227 is a sub for the discontinued 4759. Takes a few more grains to give the same velocity. I've been banging steel with it successfully and consistently in 3 bolt action military relics.

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    Using 5744 for 308 cast boolets.
    Seems to be the best powder I've tried so far.
    I'm trying I4198 this weekend.

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    5744 works very well in heavy for caliber loads. It burns very dirty when using light for caliber bullets. Lots of different powders are less expensive than 5744. I like 4227, 2400, Unique and RL7. And yes, Cabela's-Bass Pro is an expensive place to buy powder. Gp

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    Can't find any Shooters World Cowboy here.

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    Glad to hear this this is one of my favorite powders for my 150 grain loads for 30-30. I will look for some of those powders.

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    I've had 5744 and 4227 recommended as close substitutes for the SR4759 that was discontinued. Try the 4227 in place of the 5744, been working fine thus far with my 45-70 loads. Shiloh is right, it will take a couple more grains of 4227 powder for equivalent velocity.

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    Lovex D060. Lovex actually make a lot of the Accurate powders. D060 is what accurate market as 5744.

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