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.44 mag with Titegroup

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ohman11, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. ohman11

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    I had a guy tell me he uses 5 - 6.6 of titegroup with the 200g plated bullets from Barry. At 5 he claims 878 fps and at 6.6 he says 1061. I am trying to keep them under 1000 fps.
     
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    His number are identical to the info on the Hodgen web site
     
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    According to the latest Speer Manual,#14, the recommended load for a 44SPECIAL with a 200gr jacketed bullet using Titegroup is 5.3 gr @ 795 fps to a max load of 6.1 gr@ 902 fps. His loads are safe in a 44 Mag but the velocities seem rather inflated.
     
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    I just loaded a few at 5.5 . I am anxious to see how they do.
     
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    I started using titegroup in 44 mag cases for making low recoil loads with lead SWC. Works very nice with 5.4 gr. Quite accurate in my Ruger SA and you can shoot all day. My little wifie loves shooting "that big gun":). And it helped get my son hooked on the shooting sports. He loved shooting "that big gun" when he was small.

    I think Hodgdon's claim that titegroup burns efficiently at low case volume and regardless of position in the case is true. Though a good roll crimp helps.
     
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    I loaded 240-lead swc's with 5.1 of Titegroup in .44 mag brass to make light target loads successfully- I would say under 900 fps. My Ruger SRH soaked them up like nothing. I normally load 9.7 gr titegroup for that bullet which should be around 1300 fps.
     
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    Well thanks for all of the feedback. I was after a light load like a .44 special so this should work well. I was just afraid of all of the empty space in the shell because its not much powder in that big shell.
     
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