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Titewad for pistols?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Crazy Fingers, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Crazy Fingers

    Crazy Fingers member

    I have 8 pounds of Titewad I picked up at a gun show for a song. Looking on the manufacturers site, I can't find any pistol load information for this powder. Does anyone know where there is some data using it? Or is it completely unsuitable for pistols for some reason?
  2. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Well-Known Member

  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    There is a Titewad and a Titegroup powder available from Hodgdon, or at least there was at one time. I know Titegroup is still being made, it is very popular.

    Titewad is very fast, while Titegroup is just plain old fast. Real technical, huh. :D

    Titewad should work just fine for light loads in pistols. Load data is another thing. I'll have to look around. I am sure someone can fix you up with at least some starter data.
  4. dwave

    dwave Well-Known Member

    I am not sure if you are going to find info for it, here from the Hodgdon website, (red highlight by me):

  5. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member

    Titewad, not Titegroup

    Yep, I have some of both, too, and am looking for reloading data for cast bullets in pistol brass.

    I know Titewad is really fast, but am not really willing to simply assume something like "oh, same weight as red dot" or something without getting some verifiable data first....:what:
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Yep, saw that.

    If it was me, I would take a carefully calculated guess, load some up, and go from there, but that is just me. Heck, it worked for me with a couple of other similar powders with little to no data available. (Like Competition in .45 ACP-good stuff) :)

    Their your fingers, do what you are comfortable with. Me, I would work up a load. :uhoh:
  7. cajun 48

    cajun 48 Well-Known Member

    titewad is for shotgun. titegroup is for handgun. this from the hodgdon site. ajb
  8. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Yep, but many "shotgun powders" are widely used in pistol calibers. No reason Titewad won't work.
  9. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    My range buddy uses Titewad with great results in his pistols although I never have.

    It's about the fastest powder on the market.

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