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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dgray64, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. dgray64

    dgray64 Member

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    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:
     
  2. Texastbird

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    rcmodel
     
  6. jhansman

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    When in doubt, email Hodgdon (help@hodgdon.com). If anyone knows, they will.
     
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    I've been loading my .38 spl with 4.0 grains of Titegroup and a 158-gr lead SWC.
     
  8. Nortonics

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    3.5 to 3.9 gr - will respectively put you in the 800 to 900 fps range.
     
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