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Anybody Loading with Titewad Powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perezal, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. perezal

    perezal Member

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    I want a powder that can be used with 3/4, 7/8, and 1oz, and looks like Titewad is one of them. Has anyone used it or is using it right now? If so how do you like it? Got 3000 Gun Clubs to start reloading.
     
  2. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

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    I use it for 1st shot doubles, 1 oz # 9, DR TGT wad, 19 grains Tight wad, Winchester primer, federal paper hull. It meters very accurately and is a little cheaper than some other powders. Just smokes 1st bird, 1225 to 1250 f.p.s. and easy to stay in the gun for second bird. Scott
     
  3. dirt stirrer

    dirt stirrer Well-Known Member

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    Scott,

    I am loading 17 gr in the WW HS hulls for what the Hodgdon site says (or should be) a bit over 1225

    table from their site

    3/4 oz. Titewad Ched. 209 CB 0175-12 16.3 8100 PSI 1200
    3/4 oz. Titewad Ched. 209 CB 0175-12 17.6 8800 PSI 1250
    3/4 oz. Titewad Ched. 209 CB 0175-12 18.9 9600 PSI 1300

    I see folks on other sites dropping 19 and 20 gr TW in taper hulls, which has to be speeding things up a lot. Does the paper hulls need the extra few grains to maintain the speed that I should be getting (have no chrono yet) with these taper hulls I use?

    I learn sumpin' new every day.
     
  4. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    The only problem you might have is that Tightwad is so fine it tends to dribble out around your charge bar. I solved that problem but I'm about 800 miles from my loader and can't remember just what I did.
     
  5. HTSmith

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    I like tightwad and it works very well for 1oz loads. For 3/4 and 7/8 you would be better off with Alliant extralite. It also does well with 1 oz loads as long as you keep them at 1200 fps or less. Pressure is your friend with light loads.
     
  6. 4th. down

    4th. down Active Member

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    You can take Extra-Lite up to 1250fps. with a st. wall hull. Need more pop - 7/8 oz. of Titewad in a st. wall hull 21.5grs - 1400fps.
     
  7. chuckie68

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    17.5 gr Titewad, 1 oz. 7 1/2 or 8's STS Hull, CB-1100-12 wad

    Very clean burning.

    I like it, and am using a RCBS Grond loader.

    Chuck
     
  8. perezal

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    Titewad is very inexpensive and I can't wait to start loading up some 3/4oz loads.
     
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    oz Active Member

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    I switched to titewad when I could not get clays. works fine.
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I use it for skeet & singles, works great with Downrange chartreuse wad in any Rem or AA hull, Gun Clubs, etc.

    There are only a couple 1 & 1/8 oz loads listed, I use other powders for that.

    HM
     
  11. perezal

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    Titewad for 3/4 and 7/8 and Red Dot and Int. Clays for 7/8 and 1oz.
     
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