357 magnum rifle data, 125 grain cast, SR 4759 powder???

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max503 posted this 20 May 2024

I'm looking for data.  I'll be using the Lee 125 grain TC bullet powder coated and sized to .358.  I've had good luck loading 13 grains of this powder under the Lee 168 grain SWC, powder coated. Wondering if anyone had published data.  This powder came from military pulled-down ammo.  I'm still using out of a 6 pound jug I bought about 20 years ago.  

These loads will be shot in a Rossi lever action rifle.

Thanks in advance.

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max503 posted this 07 June 2024

It works good in long guns but not revolvers.  Not for me, anyways.  

I'm using up a 6 pound jug of military pulled-down down 4759 that I bought from a small back alley store in North St. Louis about 20 years ago.  There are flecks of brass and black sealant in the powder, but they don't seem to hurt anything.  I'm glad I bought that jug.   

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gnoahhh posted this 30 May 2024

It's nice in pretty much any cast rifle bullet application. I still curse the day that Hodgdon discontinued it.

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wimilkman posted this 29 May 2024

I am going to try a few test loads with 4759 in 357 just to see how it works. I am currently using it in 44 magnum and 45/70 and it is nice in those calibers .

Fred Honeyager

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max503 posted this 29 May 2024

Sounds like a good stash to have.

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wimilkman posted this 29 May 2024

I recently bought some 4759 , 4756 and 4227 it is in cans that still have the DuPont name on them they were manufactured right before they became IMR I bought 5 lbs of them for $50.00 all powder is good and shoots fine.

Fred Honeyager

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max503 posted this 22 May 2024

The 13 grain charge that I use for 168 grain boolits worked fine.  

Now I'm going to work on emptying that jug.  

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