Anyone Like Hogden titegroup pistol powder?

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  1. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

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    The weather broke here so I have been reloading this weekend. I am pretty impressed with titegroup.
    Loaded 38spl at 2.5grain 140 grain swc and
    145 gr lrn 38spl with 3gr
    .357 125gr lrn noses with 3.5gr.
    my 220 grain lead rn 45lc with 6.2gr
    the 250 gr ftx 45lc with 7gr (Ruger Only)
    .41 mag 220 grain speer jacketed swc. with 6.5gr

    I tested all before each run and they preformed well. I had to back the ruger only round off a bit. the book said I could go up to 7.8 but I was getting bad case expansion and primer blowback. everything stayed together good at 7grains and maintained accuracy. the 38 swc at the lower charge are deadly accurate. I loaded them for my light weight revolvers.

    locally a pound is 21.99 and with these low charge amounts it shoud go along way.
     

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    mogunner Well-Known Member

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    I load 4.2grs behind 115gr plated round nose in my 9mm loads, great accuracy.
     
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  3. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I've been using it in my .357 gallery rifle; never used anything else. 3.9 grains behind a 158 gr. RNFP bullet gives me great accuracy and precision. Funny thing...a friend has an identical rifle but his likes 3.2gr Titegroup, 158 gr RNFP.

    It's the main pistol caliber powder we use at my gun club.
     
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    Clipper Well-Known Member

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    I have a pound, haven't needed to use it....yet. 5 pounds of 231 have kept me busy..
     
  5. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is wierd how the Plated and jacket bullets sometimes take more powder than the heavy lead cast ones. I am still learning, I like the idea of experimenting and making the perfect load for a certian application. not really into mass producing bullets yet. just using single stage, I have a lee 4 stage progressive I am going to set up when I start running larger lots.
     
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have been using Titegroup in every "auto-loading" pistol round that I shoot, from .380 to .45 ACP and .45 Colt since 2008. I have not tried it in .38 or .357 (yet).
     
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  7. Gahunter12

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    I love Titegroup for 9mm, .40s&w, and .45acp. It has been my go to powder for years.
     
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    I found some early this year while looking for a replacement for hard to find HP38 or Win 231
    I love the stuff. I;ve ran it in 9mm and 38 Specials and it meters very well, and performs great.

    I went back and bought 4 more pounds of it at $22.99 each
     
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    Win 231 was my standby for .38 and .45. I haven't seen any 231 in several years and I tried Titegroup, now I've replaced all my old Win 231 loads with Titegroup loads, I like it a lot. I found an 8 pound keg so I'm set.
     
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    stev32k Well-Known Member

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    I've been forced to use whatever I can find for pistol powder. I now have about 1/4 lb 231, 1/4 lb titegroup, 2 lb of bullseye, and just yesterday I bought 4 lb of power pistol for $80. The same guy was selling 2 - 4 lb jugs of titegroup for $80 each but someone beat me to them.
     
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  11. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

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    I have not loaded any automatic cartriges yet, but I am sure with the fast clean burn it will work great. I may have to switch to a bulkier powder for 50ae and 450 bushmaster and 460 and 500 smith etc. I am reading that tite group creates too much pressure in the lager cases.
    like I said, I am still experimenting, but am very satisfied so far.
     
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    That's why is good to have a list of powders that you are willing to purchase. So when you see it, you can "pull the trigger" on the deal. Happy reloading.
     
  13. Vaq

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    I like it.
    Ive burned about 6 lb of it.
    Light charges and reliable ignition.
     
  14. BlackEagle

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    I think of it like the difference between hitting a badminton birdie and a golf ball. To make a birdie go far you have to give it all kinds of whack. Just tap a golf ball and it sails. Lighter bullets need more of a whack to make them go and keep them going. They don't put as much resistance up, so require more pressure to get them going.

    Just my analogy...
     
  15. Waldog

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    Titegroup is good stuff! I was using that when I couldn't get 231/Hp-38 as that is my "go to" powder for pistol loads. Fortunately, I just scored 16 lbs of HP-38. I am set for a VERY LONG time.
     
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