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Posted: July 29 2009 at 2:54pm | IP Logged Quote tomh1426

I was given a couple cans of old powder, I dont know what they are good for (SR 4756 & 4831)
I tried finding load data hear and in my manuals and couldnt really find enough good info(on the 4756)
I reload .38spc .357mag and .45Colt, how can I put this powder to work??
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Posted: July 29 2009 at 3:53pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

Check your PMs. Thr 4756 is a pistol powder that us useful. The 4831 is a rifle powder suitable for many cartridges from the .243 to many of the magnums. There's two forms of 4831, Hodgen's and IMR with IMR being the faster burning of the two. Data is not interchangeable.
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Posted: July 29 2009 at 6:20pm | IP Logged Quote Paul5388

Welcome to the forum Tom!

IMR has loading data listed on their site (http://www.imrpowder.com/) or you can download it to your computer. This is the "latest and greatest" data available, but may be pretty anemic when you load by their recommendations.

If that is a little too light for you, there are older manuals that also have data.

Of course, we need a little more of an idea about your experience in reloading before we give out anything too wild.
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Posted: July 29 2009 at 10:00pm | IP Logged Quote tomh1426

I checked IMR's sight befor, not alot of specific loads for that powder.
If I always shot Hornady XTP's it would be alot easier to find data :)
Ive been reloading for about 3-4 years (.38/.357 .45Colt) Ive tried alot of different loads but I just started shooting alot of cast bullets so Its like starting all over.
I wanted to put this powder to use in my .38 &/or .357 I have cast jacketed and plated bullets from 125 to 180gr, just trying to find a good clean accurate load for pokin holes in paper.
Im gunna go back and look at their burn rate chart.
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Posted: July 29 2009 at 10:34pm | IP Logged Quote Paul5388

Tom,

Here's our burn rate chart. http://www.handloads.com/misc/burnrate.htm

I've been using SR 4756 since 1972, but I have some that have lot numbers earlier than that.

SR 4756 is a good clean burning single based powder. It can be loaded from mild to wild and it will still burn pretty clean.

Here's some 1964 IMR data you might be able to use with your cast bullets. Just remember to start a little lower and work up to this data.

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SR4756 is a medium burnt rate handgun/shotgun powder that is superb in 38spl and 357mag. I don't load for the Colt and have no experience to share for that caliber.

Do you have a chronograph? If not, stick with the current data. Going outside of the current data requires you have one.

SR4756 is also my "go to" powder for the 40S&W as it gives greater velocity with less pressure than many other powders. I like that. Especially since I shoot that caliber out of a Glock!

Paul5388 is THE SOURCE for information on this powder. He has been using it for a llloooooonnnnnnggggg time!

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Posted: July 30 2009 at 9:35am | IP Logged Quote tomh1426

Thanks guys, this is what I was lookin for!
Unfortunatly at this time I dont have my own chronograph so I dont try anything to wild.
Im gunna load a little under the above data and see what that does.
Ive been avoiding this powder for almost a year, now I cant wait to try it :)
Its in a metal 8oz can so Its not new but Its full    
Thanks, Tom

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