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#1 wes777

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

So after much debate over time about whether or not Titewad is safe for 45acp, many saying no, some saying yes...... Hodgdon has posted data on their website!

Reloaders rejoice less than 3.5 grains to make major!

Bullet Company Powder Diameter OAL min vel pressure max vel pressure 230 GR. LRN Hodgdon Titewad .452" 1.200" 2.8 684 14,700 PSI 3.3 767 19,400 PSI

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

A lot of fast shotgun pwders can be used in 45 ACP with lead bullets. I shoot a 185 gr. LSWC at between 720 and 800 fps and have used Alliant E3, WAA Lite, PROMO (Red Dot).

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

Thanks. Titewad is so, so cheap and found everywhere I have looked in local stores. I always wondered......Now I will have to try it out.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

I've never heard of a dispute about it's safety. It's simply the dirtiest powder I've tried for light loads, and my cast bullet guns simply hate it.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

I've never heard of a dispute about it's safety. It's simply the dirtiest powder I've tried for light loads, and my cast bullet guns simply hate it.

 

 

Is that because it's a very fast powder? I use 231 and Titegroup. But I just picked up 1 lb of Titewad and was planning on using it for the 1911. I was going to load 230 grn RNL cast bullets. Please advise.

 

 

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#6 TonyK

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:50 PM

I just loaded 15 test rounds to run through the Chrono before I get carried away....  I only bought it after I found the specs on Hodgdons website.

 

I bumped the powder just a touch as I only set the OAL to 1.24, didn't like the idea of pushing the 230 grain Berry's all the way to 1.20 which is where Hodgdons sets the OAL for just about all their specs.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 06:25 PM

Bit perplexed after I ran those 15 rounds over the chrono

 

3.5 grains of Titewad with an OAL of 1.24 only registered an average of 700 fps through two different 1911's

 

But I was pleasantly surprised by the spread, low was 686 and high was 709

 

No signs of overpressure even though I pushed the load .2 over max

 

Hodgdon's numbers say that 3.3 grains with an OAL of 1.20 should push a 230 LRN at 767....

 

Now if I can get it closer to 800 I would be happy....



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

A lot of fast shotgun pwders can be used in 45 ACP with lead bullets. I shoot a 185 gr. LSWC at between 720 and 800 fps and have used Alliant E3, WAA Lite, PROMO (Red Dot).

Hi Tony,

 

New to the forum, but was curious if you have specific load data for WAA Lite 45 acp loads. Just curious and many thanks in advance.






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