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4t5
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My first time working with titegroup and my cases look fairly empty, am using published data, question is do I need a filler or it's ok by it self? :?:
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What cartridge are you loading ?
Where did you obtain data?
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Gunny thanks for the quick response,
327 federal, off the Hogdon website, want to use starting loads for 115 cast bullets, also it says fed sm pistol mag primers, I have cci, that's why I'm using starting loads, even if the cci primers are "hotter", I would think I should still be below max pressures ( another 15000 psi or so). These components are probably not optimum in this caliber , but it's what I have, not much in stores here.
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I use a lot of TiteGroup and no, you don't need any filler. It's assumed that the load will be only a small amount in the case and even laying on the bottom, it will light off very easily. A few cautions when using it. First, it burns hot and scorches on the case are common. Second, it's not for loads up near the max as pressure spikes very quickly. However, it's really good for low to mid level loads as it's cheap because a pound goes a long way.
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Thanks COsteve and Gunny, I think I'll load up 25 rds and see what it does. CO how does scorching effect the case, just discoloring or weakening the case. I really appreciate the responses , as it is raing here and I can get some reloading done.
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I haven't tried TiteGroup so this is good info to learn. I know people that use it and are happy with the results.
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I use it in several of my loads, mostly 44 Rus and 44 Colt. When I set up my 550 I like to just leave the powder in the measure (very dry climate here) but Titegroup will heavily discolor the powder measure hopper. Guess it attacks the plastic some how. So figure on going back into the original container when done loading.
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4t5 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:31 am
Thanks COsteve and Gunny, I think I'll load up 25 rds and see what it does. CO how does scorching effect the case, just discoloring or weakening the case. I really appreciate the responses , as it is raing here and I can get some reloading done.
It just discolors the case which means you just have to tumble it a bit longer to get it shinny.
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Leverluver wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:20 am
I use it in several of my loads, mostly 44 Rus and 44 Colt. When I set up my 550 I like to just leave the powder in the measure (very dry climate here) but Titegroup will heavily discolor the powder measure hopper. Guess it attacks the plastic some how. So figure on going back into the original container when done loading.
Storing your powder in your powder measure isn't a good idea in any weather. Here in Colorado the humidity is single digits many times of the year but I still don't keep my powder in my power measure. I didn't on my 550, 650, and I don't on my 750. The reasons are 3 fold besides it discoloring the plastic tube.

First, you can get foreign objects in it and not realize it thereby possibly corrupting your powder. Second, the powder will degrade over time exposed to sunlight which is why the original packaging is opaque black plastic. Third, the powder exposed to the air can also break down due to oxidation.

That's why all powder manufacturers state that their powder should be stored in the original container in a cool, dry space away from direct sunlight. My basement stronghold is perfect for storage. Low humidity and very constant temperature all year round and away from direct sunlight.
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Another one here for Titegroup, i use it in 32 H&R - 38 spl - 357 - 38-40 - 44-40 - 45 colt all
with cast bullets & mid range loads, works great for me, i do triple check for a double charge



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i do triple check for a double charge
Some good advice right there...

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