Titewad Powder Question??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by lastcast, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lastcast

    lastcast New Member

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    Greetings All:

    Does anyone know if Hodgdon Titewad powder can be used for both shot shells and also .45 ACP shells with no problems?? I know it works well with shot shells. I have heard lot's of good things about the Titewad Powder.

    Regards, Lastcast, Ranger Recon, Class of 67.
     
  2. noylj

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    It is a very fast powder. It is in the same burn range as other powders used for .45ACP.
    Hodgdon, however, has never released any data so you would be on your own. It should be easy to work up a target load, but I would not want to push it up to hard ball pressure.
    You might contact Hodgdon. They may have some data for you.
    Here is how Hodgdon rates the powder:
    1 NORMA R1
    2 Winchester WAALite
    3 VihtaVuori N310
    4 Accurate Arms Nitro 100
    5 Alliant e3
    6 Hodgdon TITEWAD
    7 Ramshot Competition
    8 Alliant Red Dot
    9 Alliant Promo
    10 Hodgdon CLAYS
    This indicates that N310 loads may be a good place to start.
     

  3. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    I've never heard of using titewad for .45 ACP however, there are many loads using "titegroup".. One thing to take note of, Hodgdon's website does list which of their powders can perform double duties for handgun and shotshell usage but both titegroup and titewad are listed as pistol and shotshell only (perspectively).. In fact they are saying that titewad is primarily a 12ga. powder...
     
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  4. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Yes titewad can be used int he 45acp.

    A quick visit to Hodgdon.com and a look at their reloading database will turn up loads for it. The load range is about 4 to 4.8gr for a 230gr bullet.
     
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  5. MPsteelshooter87

    MPsteelshooter87 New Member

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    Is this a proven load or something to start by
     
  6. noylj

    noylj Member

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    Virtually any shotgun powder can be used in the .45 ACP.
    The .45 is so easy to load for. You could start any of the very fast powders at 1.5gn and work your way up. All you have to watch out for at very low charge weights is getting a bullet stuck in the barrel.
    At the current time, the powder manufacturer's have decided that there are too many powders to work up loads for all of them and they are segregating their powders into handgun, shotgun, and rifle ONLY, with some of the old tried-and-true powders getting dual coverage.
    However, as there are SO many powders available now, it really isn't a burden to stick with the published powders and loads. Except maybe for Hodgdon's CFE223 powder, there really is nothing "magical" about any of them--I would even hazard a guess that Alliant's "Steel" could be used where AA9 thru H110 are used, despite Alliant saying it is ONLY for steel shotgun loads. In fact, I would like to try it in my .45 Win Mags someday as 2400 is the best powder I have found for my .45 Win Mags and Steel has "almost" the exact same burn rate on many burn rate charts...
     
  7. MPsteelshooter87

    MPsteelshooter87 New Member

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    I have a jug of titewad and 2 jugs of winchester aa plus i was hoping to us up and i figured my 45 would be a good place to use it just havnt found any proven loads that anybody has come up with yet
     
  8. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    Not sure what you mean by proven load.

    This is from the ballistics labs at hodgdon powder. If it wasn't safe they would not be putting it out there.

    If you mean proven as in have I ever loaded it. Then no I load titegroup in my 1911.
     
  9. steve4102

    steve4102 New Member

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    You sure about this. Here is a link to Hodgdon's load data.

    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

    I can't find any 45 ACP data using Titewad powder. Titegroup, yes, Titewad, no. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot?
     
  10. MPsteelshooter87

    MPsteelshooter87 New Member

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    Yes thats what im looking for is someone who haa loaded it in a 45 i cant seem to find anyone who has used it or used aa plus