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    End of the line for my PB powder supply

    Its like knowing that you are never going to see an old friend again. I opened my last small container (14 oz) today. IMR stopped packing/ production a few years back. In all, probably used 15#+ over the years.

    Its become a favorite of mine for 9mm, but I have successful recipes for 38sp, 45acp and 12G.

    Win231 and bullseye will fill the cases now.
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    IMR ? What's the number? IMR still manufactures powder, I buy it all the time here.
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    PB is a specific powder, apparently now out of production. I have never used it, but I will cry when the last of my SR-4759 is gone.

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    I think it’s been replaced by RED in the new color family of products.
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    I have about 4lbs of 4756, and 2lbs of PB left..
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkbug View Post
    PB is a specific powder, apparently now out of production. I have never used it, but I will cry when the last of my SR-4759 is gone.
    Never give up hope, I got an unopened 8 lb can of SR-4759 in a garage sale recently for $10.

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    I can feel your pain. PB is my go to powder for 9mm. My can is getting low also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retread View Post
    Never give up hope, I got an unopened 8 lb can of SR-4759 in a garage sale recently for $10.
    I'm jealous, very good stuff. I know that 5744 is all the rage now for cast bullet loads in rifles and is supposed to have replaced SR4759 as the go-to, but I'm not so sure. 5744 is good stuff, no doubt, just not sure it's as good as the old stand by.

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    Red face PB powder loads

    Would you care to share your load data for 9mm, 38spl., and 45acp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Whittler View Post
    Would you care to share your load data for 9mm, 38spl., and 45acp?
    Will do. I’ll be back home in a couple days and pass it on.
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    I still have 7 or 8 lbs of PB I have only used it for 45 Colt and 12ga.

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    Load data would be appreciated. I have a just opened 8lb jug of PB and never really used it before

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    Funny, I didn’t recall that it was the same weight for the 38sp 158swc as the Lee 120 TC (122gr) @1.100 and HG#275 (132 gr)@ 1.090. 3.9grains PB is where I landed. Please verify load data for your use.

    The 45acp was 4.3-4.4 grains PB for Lee 230 TC @ 1.200. Again, please verify load data for your use.

    You may have to go back a bit to get load information. Hodgdon still has some on their consolidated website. Please verify load data for your safety.
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    Down to 14 pounds of SR4759......
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    I still have a few cans of PB and just received a can of SR7625 back in a trade.. Too bad some of you weren't closer to Commiefornia.. though I'll be out St. George UT way in early April.. if someone out that way wants these discontinued items.. pm me.. I can bring them with me.

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    I too would like to see some more discussion re: PB in .45ACP. I have an unopened four pounder and am contemplating its use therein. Bullets are 230 RN cast and H&G #68 SWC's.

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    I agree one of my favorites for a couple calibers...Over the last few years I have found new powders I like but still hord the last two cams of it for my 32/20 loads.

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    I ran out of 7625 3 years ago and finally had to switch to something else. It was an almost perfect powder for an old shotgun that I want to keep the pressures low in. I looked for it for two years before I found it had been discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnoahhh View Post
    I too would like to see some more discussion re: PB in .45ACP. I have an unopened four pounder and am contemplating its use therein. Bullets are 230 RN cast and H&G #68 SWC's.
    The Hodgdon data site has PB data listed for the majority of boolit weights 38 special, 45acp, 45 colt, and 9mm. I didn't look to see if thee were any more cartridges with data for PB.

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    You might find this list from the source manufacturer of use. ADI makes powders sold under other brand labels.
    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/powder-equivalents/

    I have found their equivalents to be as they state and this is a list of powders that they make as AP50N and wholesale to the other brands. PB is therefore going to be almost the same as the other powders. In the heading they state +/- 5% equivalent. Hopefully this will help people find a suitable and still available replacement.

    • HP 38
    • e3
    • PB
    • W231
    • AA2
    • N320


    They also provide load data using their product designation and on a few occasions I have then used that load data with the US brand equivalent with good success. Not for cast lead but does provide a starting point. Typically at around 60% of max for jacketed of same or slightly greater weight makes a good starting load for cast. Enough without being too much.

    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/pistol/

    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/rifle/
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