FALSE ALARM!!! SR 4759 Powder NOT Being Discontinued!!! - Graybeard Outdoors
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Default FALSE ALARM!!! SR 4759 Powder NOT Being Discontinued!!!



The news article my Dad sent me about SR4759 was a couple of years old. He thought I might like to see it, since I had just starteded to use this powder in my High Wall. When I told him I had "put the word out" he was aghast -- he's 86 and a single shot fan and didn't mean any harm. Our sincere apologies to IMR and all others.

I guess the "good news" is that the production issues were fixed and the powder is still available. Sorry all.

Old No7.

"Yes!" So say sources from the ASSRA (American Single Shot Rifle Assn).

SR 4759 powder has been discontinued, not because of a lack of sales or popularity, but because recent production batches inexplicably have not met production specifications, and nobody knows why. IMR plans another "trial run" of about a ton of powder in mid July. If that batch meets spec's, then a second batch will be run, to see if the powder will be continued.

Although IMR claims the issue isn't one of market demand but rather of quality control, it should be made aware of its popularity to shooters.

PLEASE voice your concerns to Mr. Larry Werner, Sales Representative, by calling him at (804) 363-2094 or writing to him at 4517 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

Per the ASSRA, "SR 4759 is one of the standard single shot rifle powders that has a fast burning rate to upset plain-base lead bullets in the manner of black powder and still approach it in its bulk. Its discontinuance would be a real loss to single shot rifle shooters."

I plan to contact Mr. Werner, and if you're a fan of SR 4759 in your single shot rifle -- I hope you do too.

Old No7

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 04:32 PM
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Default NOOOO!!!!!

PLease say it ain't so. I just discovered SR 4759 by browsing in this site. I shoot a 38-55 and was using Reloader 7, got nice groups and all, really can't complain about that powder BUT when I tried SR 4759 I started getting sub 1" at 100 yds. Now for me that is unheard of accuracy, I'm not that good of a shot. You can bet I'll me sending them an e-mail or something. Did they mention if this was going to cause any reloading problems for us users, pressure, erratic burning etc., I just bought 2 lbs last weekend. Think I'll go out and see if they have any more. Thanks for the news. Peter
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