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AA 5744???
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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2013 09:40 PM
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While up visiting Mom this week. I made my usual trip to Gander Mountain, just to see whats on sale.
I asked if they had any powder in stock, Not really expecting any.
They had 4 pounds of powder total and it was all AA5744.
I had not used it before so I looked. it stated it is a fast rifle powder great in the 45-70.

Hmmm the last powder I got that made a similar claim was RL-7 and I found RL-7 to be a very good powder pushing cast bullets out of my 30 cal guns.

So I grabbed up 1/2 of their entire stock... 2 pounds.
( Does that make me a hoarder?)

After returning home today. I looked through my Lymans cast bullet hand book.
Seems that 5744 is listed as potentially the most accurate powder with the boolit types I have.
Will see.

Any one using this stuff? What do you think of it?



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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2013 09:59 PM
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like most ball powders it seems to prefer fuller cases altho they state that it's not needed , i have seen unburnt grains however , it's not one of my mainstays but i have no problem using it - burn it up amigo !!!!!!!!! and see my sig line and repeat :P



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 Posted: Wed May 15th, 2013 01:46 AM
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I wouldn't exactly call 5744 a ball powder. It's kind of a crumbled extruded powder. Looks like coarse coffee grounds to me. IMO so far 4895 seems to work better for reduced loads than 5744. I've only shot a dozen or so rounds through my 45-70 and formerly present .375 Win. Didn't seem a lot worse but definitely not any better. Below is Accurates description of it. RD



Accurate 5744 is an extremely fast burning, double-base, extruded powder. This unique powder can be used in a wide range of rifle calibers and magnum handguns. 5744 is characterized by excellent ignition and consistency over a very wide performance range. Low bulky density and superior ignition characteristics make 5744 an excellent choice for reduced loads in many rifle calibers and in large capacity black powder cartridges such as the 45-70 through 45-120 and 50-90 through 50-120. Made in Canada.



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 Posted: Wed May 15th, 2013 03:02 AM
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the lyman number-4 cast bullet book is based around
aa-5744.



 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2013 04:06 AM
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I gave that AA5744 a try today. Nothing fancy, did not run any ladders or any thing.

As always when ever I try out a new cast bullet powder in my 30 cals.
I have to try it behind those 170 gr 21bn Lazer casts .310 with a gas check.

These are those bullets that I purchased 1500 of them and they shoot like crap ahead of any thing except Trail Boss.

Surprisingly they hit paper. I could almost call it a group. When you consider I usually have a hard time printing in a 12 inch square at 50 yards. You might understand me being elated over a 6 in ( group) at a 100 yards.

Although I did get just a smidge of leading in about the last inch or so of the barrel.

It has intrigued me enough to play with it some more.

I will try tumble lubing the already lubed bullets to cover that last inch of barrel
And maybe resize them to .309.

That should keep me busy for a bit.



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 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2013 10:03 AM
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I use 5744 for reduced loads in large cases. It has worked particularly well in the 375 H&H (35 grains and the Lyman 375449) and the .416 Rigby. (50 grs. and the RCBS 416-350FN cast in Linotype)



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I've used 5744 in a few calibers and it does pretty good in all of them. 500 S&W, 300 AAC, 44 Mag and some of the std autoloaders. It will grow on you the more you use it.



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I have been using 5744 in my 45-70 and 45-120 for the last year. working through the most accurate loads now. Great powder!

Last edited on Thu Nov 21st, 2013 04:22 PM by elricm



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Since my post above I've loaded it in my Win. 94 30-30. Accuracy from a 180 gr. Ohaus flat point at .309 diameter was great.



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