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Old 07-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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Titegroup is a great powder. I use it in every pistol cartridge I reload. It requires a low weight charge. So it goes a long way. And it can be tailored to how you like to shoot. Light to heavy no problem. As far as primers, I use magnum primers in everything. I shoot so many calibers it is just simpler to use magnums than to try to keep every kind of primer in stock.
Titegroup tends to smoke a lot for me. Have you noticed that too?
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My favorite for both .38 Special and .357 Magnum, as well as .44 Special and more, has become Hodgdon's HS-6.

It's extremely versitle.

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Thats my favorite one too bob. Its a great powder, i did learn early on that there is a minimum load for a reason, lol. As far as primers ive been using cci small pistol (500) and have had good success with both 38 target practice loads all the way up to screaming full power mag loads.

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I've been reloading 38 spl for a little while now. I've used 800x powder since it came recommended from a friend. I'm wanting to start loading .357 as well. Can I load 357's with 800x? What about with small pistol primers? I guess I'm looking for a powder that can be used in both 38 and 357 if its possible. Also, which kind of primer should be used? Thanks
Okay, there is something I may be missing or don't understand.

You are a reloader.
Using 800X on a friend's recommendation.
Asking if the powder can be used in another caliber.

Have you looked at reloading manuals before using?
How did you confirm that the weight is correct and not creating pressure problems?
How do you know what primer to use now?
Do you have a chronograph?

I would consider getting some manuals and see if what is being used now is even recommended.

Reloading can be dangerous if the correct formulas are not utilized. A formula a friend finds that works with his firearm does not automatically mean that it is the correct formula for your firearm.

I do not mean to sound like I am flaming you, just trying to say "Be Careful".
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I have been using Unique for years for both calibers, and am very happy with it. I can't find it any more, and had to trade a pound of something else for a pound of Unique. Still scarce. But I am reading that things should be getting more available soon. All the hoarders have maxed out.
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Titegroup tends to smoke a lot for me. Have you noticed that too?
No, not really. What are you using for bullets? Is it possibly your lube? Then again I also shoot black powder revolvers. Perhaps "a lot of smoke" to you is "not so much" to me.
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I have been using Unique for years for both calibers, and am very happy with it. I can't find it any more, and had to trade a pound of something else for a pound of Unique. Still scarce. But I am reading that things should be getting more available soon. All the hoarders have maxed out.
I certainly hope so, i want to finish setting up for more reloading, right now all i have to work with is the lee loader for 38/357, and 3/4 (rough guesstimate) of a pound of hs-6, along with 700+ 125 gr fp bullets (target practice) and 700 (+/-) cci sp primers.
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No, not really. What are you using for bullets? Is it possibly your lube? Then again I also shoot black powder revolvers. Perhaps "a lot of smoke" to you is "not so much" to me.
Been using 125 gr lrn projectiles for my 9mm, just as target ammo at 3.7 +/- grains. Lots of smoke compared to Winchester 231 . Not using lubricant. Not necessary to use lube on straight wall casings.
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I certainly hope so, i want to finish setting up for more reloading, right now all i have to work with is the lee loader for 38/357, and 3/4 (rough guesstimate) of a pound of hs-6, along with 700+ 125 gr fp bullets (target practice) and 700 (+/-) cci sp primers.
That should be more than enough powder to get you through those 700 rounds. Besides, 700 rounds sure are a lot of rounds.
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Been using 125 gr lrn projectiles for my 9mm, just as target ammo at 3.7 +/- grains. Lots of smoke compared to Winchester 231 . Not using lubricant. Not necessary to use lube on straight wall casings.
That's the exact bullet and powder I'm using. I noticed some smoke but it was significantly less than when I was using Silhouette powder. So I just accept it. Just clean your gun after every range trip and it won't be an issue.
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That should be more than enough powder to get you through those 700 rounds. Besides, 700 rounds sure are a lot of rounds.
Yep, i should be good for awhile.
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