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5744 Powder

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:38 am
by cwlongshot
Anyone tried it with success in the 450?

I have had very good results using it in the 500 S&W. I loaded up a dozen last night to try.

CW

Re: 5744 Powder

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:45 am
by Hoot
cwlongshot wrote:Anyone tried it with success in the 450?

I have had very good results using it in the 500 S&W. I loaded up a dozen last night to try.

CW


Looks like it is positioned well for 300 grainers.

Hoot

Re: 5744 Powder

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:05 pm
by pitted bore
cwlongshot wrote:Anyone tried it with success in the 450?

I have had very good results using it in the 500 S&W. I loaded up a dozen last night to try.

CW

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The Western Powder people (Ramshot/Accurate) show loads for seven different bullets with 5744, from 200- to 325-grain bullets. The recipes are available in their on-line list of loads, and are also in their newly published reloading manual.

5744 doesn't run light bullets as fast as Enforcer/4100, and it doesn't keep up with 1680 with heavier bullets. There's no information supplied about accuracy. 5744 is a superb powder for some applications, particularly cast bullets.

It's unclear from your post whether you loaded a dozen 500 S&W or 450B cartridges. If the 450, please post your results. (It might be well if you posted them in the 450B-specific reloading forum.)

Thanks.
--Bob

Re: 5744 Powder

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:24 am
by cwlongshot
I used it almost exclusively in the 500 S&W as I never got another powder to shoot accurately!!

I loaded up a few for testing with a 250 bullet jacketed. Shot them Sunday. They where nice shooting and accurate. But truth told, everything seems to shoot great theu this barrel! RARR.

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CW

Re: 5744 Powder

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:40 am
by Zad Fnark
Oddly, I've used it for my old .50-70 Trapdoor rifles.

I did manage a 1" group a 50 yds with it. Pretty much zero kick when I shoot them. Being a low pressure situation, I do get several unburned grains of powder in the chamber left over.

My first 6.8 SPC loads were with 5744, since I already had it handy. They worked well.

Since then, I found the courage to do actual black powder loads and haven't looked back. Pressure washer helps with the cleanup. :)

Re: 5744 Powder

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:48 pm
by swampbug
Yes I have loaded a bunch of 450 Bushmaster with this powder and groups are more then good it works great. Cases are fill 3/4 full with Federal primer 200 gr bullets in a CVA 450 If I wanted 3000 ft a second I would have stayed with 270