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    Boolit Buddy
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    In October, 2015 I bought a 4 pound keg of 4759.
    It was made dated 73 if I read the code correctly!
    I replaced it with Alliant R7 about 2 years ago.
    It was my go to powder since 95.
    When the going gets tough the tough get going!

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    Northern KY
    I must be the odd man out here because I bought a 12 pound keg of it a few years ago and it probably still has 11 pounds left. I havenít really found anything it can do that I canít do with other powders.
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    Green Country Oklahoma
    4759 is the Darlin' of many single shot shooters. Like Elkins45, I have not found it to do anything that I cannot do with other powders. And I've used it in a bunch of different loadings. I think I still have a pound or two on the shelf - hmmm, might sell them at the next single shot match.
    It ain't rocket science, it's boolit science.

  4. #24
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2009
    central arkansas
    It's a great powder for cast, but so is 2400 , and they still make it!

  5. #25
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2005
    Kansas US of A
    I chased accuracy around for some time when I first stepped into CB’s. SR4759 solves my problems. A B&M powder measure is the only one I trust to drop consistent with it and other stick powders.
    I tried them all and consistent results on steel,paper and chrono came with 4759.

  6. #26
    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2007
    I've used 4759 for a long time like many here and stocked up when the discontinuance was announced. However, and I've mentioned this before on the semi-regular 4759 threads... we have a tremendous number of powders available today, even for cast bullet shooters. I probably won't try it until I must, but I'm confident that 4759 results (accuracy and otherwise) can be duplicated with other powders.

  7. #27
    Boolit Master
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    Nov 2008
    Central VA
    From my ASSRA activities, especially advice from their former president, the late Charlie Dell, I have settled on 4759 for original (mild steel) barrels in my single shots... the Green Mountain BP barrel Charlie used to re-barrel my original high wall that became a faux Schuetzen rifle has been shot almost exclusively with 4759.

    Back when it was still marginally available I stumbled on an 8 lb jug of surplus powder the seller claimed was actually 4759, and I am using that now as my go-to powder in most single shot apps.

    Sure wish I could get a few more pounds, but at my age, I probably won’t use up all I have.

    "It aint easy being green!"

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check