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Reloading Hodgdon Titegroup

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Claycarl, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. Claycarl

    Claycarl TS Member

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    Just wanted to see if anyone reloads titegroup using hornady bushings, I'm trying to duplicate a nitro 27, the hodgdon manual says a 345 bushing will drop 17.1 grs, I ordered a 345 to try and my scale wieghs it at 19.5, If any one uses this load, I could use some help on what bushing to use, thanks
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    check your scale. do some more drops and weigh. If indeed titegroup is throwing close to 2.5grains heavy than listed you will need to drop down to a 330? hodgdon recipe for nitro 27 should be more than 17.1 grains. Factory nitro 1 1/8 is 1235fps 1 oz is 1290

    2 recipes i used
    nitro hull 1 1/8oz shot remington 209p primer fig 8 wad 18.5 grains = 1255fps
    nitro hull 1oz shot remington 209p primer tgt12 wad 18,6 grains = 1290.
    I have switched to clays and load much lighter now 1150 to 1190. plenty good enough for me.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Be damned careful. Titegroup is a very dense powder, and an over or double charge can slip through sloppy loading technique.

    I use 17.5 on an ounce with great results.

    HM
     
  4. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Here is a link to the loading data for Titegroup. Bill Malcolm
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Beretta Thats a great link. Where on web site did you find?
     
  6. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Mac, Someone else posted it in a previous thread and I saved the link. Bill Malcolm
     
  7. ec90t

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    18.0 grains of Titegroup with a TGT wad and a Remington primer/hull with 1 1/8 oz of shot is 1230 out of a 30" barrel. I have chono'ed several and this is what it keeps telling me.

    What halfmile is telling you about the density is very true. I misloaded two hulls and got a double charge. It really rattled me and several others that I was shooting with. Because of the density, you can double charge a shell and never notice it by the crimp.

    As far as I'm concerned, it is the best powder out there. Very flexible from light 1 oz all the way to heavy 1 1/8 loads. It also burns very clean and isn't temp. sensative.

    ec90t
     
  8. wbill

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    ec90t I just bought 8#s of Titegroup and would like to know were are you getting the info on the 18.0,Tgt wad, for the 1 1/8 load? I can't find it any place. Bill
     
  9. Old Fowler

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    Click on the Hodgdon link above. Agree to the precautions/warnings, select shotshell loads and then add all your desired search criteria to get to the Titegroup menus.
     
  10. THE POSTMAN

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    Claycarl: I also use Titegroup powder for duplicating the Nitro 27.
    My Hornaday bushings#351/354 drop 18.2 grains {varies keg
    to keg};the 345 bushing drops approx. 17.7 grains and the
    336 bushing drops approx. 16.8 grains.

    I use Nitro 27/STS/Gun Club shells,Remington 209 primer,

    Be careful and weigh the drop of the bushings when switch-
    to a new keg of powder as they do vary.
     
  11. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    wbill,

    Never exceed the max posted for a load! Yes. Nothing wrong with down loading a recipe.

    ec90t
     
  12. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Batches of powder can vary in density, so it is always best to weigh out what the bushing throws.

    I seldom get "EXACTLY" what they say I'll get with the bushings, so I always buy one lower, one higher, and weigh several samples. I like to throw 3 charges into an empty hull, weigh, then divide by three. I do this several times to make sure I get a representative sample.

    Then, lastly, I weigh two or three single throws, just for good measure (pun intended.)

    With a 354 bushing, I get 18.1 to 18.2 grains of TITEGROUP.

    With a 351 bushing I get 17.6 grains.

    TITEGROUP is a great powder.

    Tim
     
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