Anyone have a recipe for .38 Spl 158gr FMJ using TiteGroup?


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dgray64
November 18, 2007, 10:18 AM
I have been reloading my .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 using Unique powder. I'm about out of Unique and just bought a 4# jug of TiteGroup. I also just bought a Taurus Model 65 and hate the high price of commercial ammo. The books I have show TiteGroup with lead wadcutters, but not with FMJ. I emailed Hodgen, but haven't heard back from them. I appreciate any info. Thanks.

Dave :neener:

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Texastbird
November 18, 2007, 10:35 AM
I load 158gr. hardcast with 3.5 grains of titegroup. They show a load for Hornady XTPs on their Website. That might be a good starting point. I've found titegroup to work well in 9mm and 45acp also.

Grandpa Shooter
November 18, 2007, 10:54 AM
I just checkd all my manuals and the load data I downloaded and came up with zip for 158g FMJ. Hollow points, lead, etc. No FMJ.

Sorry!

ArchAngelCD
November 18, 2007, 04:49 PM
I'm almost sure you can use the same data for JHP and FMJ bullets of the same weight. If that's true the Hodgdon site lists 3.5gr Min @ 704 fps and 3.9gr Max @ 798 fps for Titegroup.

rcmodel
November 18, 2007, 06:25 PM
It depends on if you are asking about FMJ cup & core bullets like Hornady & Sierra Silhouette bullets.

Or FMJ bullets like Berry, Ranier & MagTech plated jacket bullets.

If the former, you can use JHP data for the same weight & shape bullets.

If the latter, see this thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=317439

In my experiance, there just aren't very many FMJ 158 grain .38 Spl. bullets being made, so there is very little load data available for them.

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jhansman
November 18, 2007, 08:17 PM
When in doubt, email Hodgdon (help@hodgdon.com). If anyone knows, they will.

evan price
November 20, 2007, 05:40 AM
I've been loading my .38 spl with 4.0 grains of Titegroup and a 158-gr lead SWC.

Nortonics
November 20, 2007, 08:32 AM
3.5 to 3.9 gr - will respectively put you in the 800 to 900 fps range.

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