By Bob Shell
Reloading expert & author, Bob Shell, give us some history, product review and loads for the Accurate 5744 Powder.
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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Accurate Arms introduced 5744 some years ago advertising it as a good powder for reduced loads in large rifle cases.
It also is used in large magnum pistol ammo with heavy bullets.
I can tell you from experience that Accurate 5744 Powder works well in large capacity rifle cases such as the 45-120. I have used it in such cases as the 11 mm French Gras and the 11×60 Mauser with good results. It does well in the 12.17×44 giving good accuracy and consistency. I have also used it in the 454 Casull with top loads showing its flexibility.
For info on their powder lines you can go to www.westernpowders.com for info. They carry Norma powder and other products as well.
When Keith Anderson who works in the lab at Accurate Arms told me that they were coming out with an improved version, he got my attention. The original …Read the Rest