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5744 Powder

Postby cwlongshot » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:38 am

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.

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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby Hoot » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:45 am

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.

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Looks like it is positioned well for 300 grainers.

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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby pitted bore » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:05 pm

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.

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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.)

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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby cwlongshot » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:24 am

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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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby Zad Fnark » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:40 am

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. :)
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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby swampbug » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:48 pm

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
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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby rickyn613 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:28 pm

swampbug wrote: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


Sorry to wake up an old thread...Swampbug, I’m new to reloading but not to the 450. I have a ton of once fired Hornady brass and my grandfather left me all of his reloading equipment including 30k Federal small rifle primers when he passed. I plan on using 5744 for powder but see a lot of guys only recommend WSR or REM 7 1/2 primers? Did you have good luck with the Federal and what type were they?

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Re: 5744 Powder

Postby Hoot » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:04 am

rickyn613 wrote:Sorry to wake up an old thread...Swampbug, I’m new to reloading but not to the 450. I have a ton of once fired Hornady brass and my grandfather left me all of his reloading equipment including 30k Federal small rifle primers when he passed. I plan on using 5744 for powder but see a lot of guys only recommend WSR or REM 7 1/2 primers? Did you have good luck with the Federal and what type were they?

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Welcome Aboard Rick!

AA5744 is a little slow for bullets less than 300gr but if that's all you can get your hands on right now, it'll have to do. GM205M primers should do fine at lighting off the powders that the 450b likes. Its not as hot as Rem 7 1/2 or CCI 450 but it's among the top four 450b primer choices. I've used it to light off Lil Gun years ago and the velocity difference was minimal. Not to say that your experience with 5744 will be the same but life's for learning. Remember to post you results for our edification as well.

FWIW, swampbug hasn't visited this forum in over a year.

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