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Alliant E3 vs Hodgdon Titewad, which is best?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tractorboy, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. tractorboy

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    For 1oz 1200fps loads which powder, E3 or Titewad, do you like best and why?
     
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    I'm switching to E3 as it seems to have very stable presure ratings over a pretty large charge range. Was using Red Dot. Don't know anything about Titewad.

    WNCRob
     
  4. timb99

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    Never tried E3.

    Titewad works great. Very economical. Almost as clean Hodgdon Clays.

    Its a very good powder for 1 ounce loads.
     
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    e3 by a mile.
     
  6. tractorboy

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    I have used Titewad and, as timb99 said, have had good results, but I have never used E3. I am about to order more powder and was hoping that someone who has used both could give me the reasons for their preference.
     
  7. Mark425

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    An Alliant Rep at a recent state shoot told me that his least favorite powder was E3. Actually he used more colorful words. Dont know what that means...just what he said. I have never used it by the way.
     
  8. HTSmith

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    Try Alliant Extra Lite. Low charge weight and good pressure--for more consistent velocities and patterns. I really like it.
     
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    I am very suspicious of the rep that did not like E3. I think every one I have ever heard of that actually tried it has liked it. It is very clean, works well in all temps very hot to very cold, meters well and takes less to get desired velocities. I especially like it in 1oz loads.
    randy
     
  10. Leo

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    I liked the way TiteWad shot, and the price was right, but that was when I was shooting a 391 Beretta, and it seemed to gunk up the trigger pretty fast. Never tried E3.
     
  11. halfmile

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    Check the prices and go with Titewad. NOt a good 1 & 1/8 oz powder, though.

    HM
     
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    On my second 8 pound keg of e3 for 1oz sporting load @ 1235 fps and really like it. Very Clemens and economical. Just about ready to buy another 16 pounds.
     
  13. timb99

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    Oh, and for those of you who have a thing about "Made in the USA," keep in mind Titewad is Made in the USA.
     
  14. wayneo

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    Timb99 is right. Hodgdon is basically a powder distributer. Hodgdon spherical base powders (which include TightWad, TightGroup, and others) are made by St. Marks Powder Co. in Florida. However the "Clays" powders are made in Australia. The place of origin of their powders are on the MSDS pages of their web-site.

    Wayne
     
  15. leadvail

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    Used a lot of TW. Meters perfect. Performancce wise, worked great for 7/8, 1, and 1 1/8 oz. Burns clean and very consistant at higher presure and no cold weather issues for me. but I hated the way the small grains mitagated around the bottom of the loader and clean up sucked. so I am back to Clays. Bob
     
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