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Started using titegroup a while ago, 4.5 and a 200 gr lswc. Accuracy seems good, recoil seems so light that it almost feels like a 22.
A little dirty, but not as bad as 231.
This load cycles my 5" Colt with a 18 lb recoil spring.
Just had a chance to measure the speed, was sighting in a shotgun, only pistol I had was my Kimber Compact 4" barrel.
Speeds were for 5 shots in order
638,710,630,727,692. 681 mean speed, varation is 99.
Am thinking that if I increase the load to 5-5.5 the varation should drop a bunch, and may get more consistant placement.
This powder seems to constantly need adjustment in the powder measure, sort of drifts up and down over a series of rounds, reloaded, and needs to be corrected about every 30-40 rounds. Anyone see anything wrong with my thinking??
And what are your favorite loades for titegroup and 200 lswc????
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I normally only load 185 gr in my 45. I use 5.3 Titegroup and get excellant results in my Kimber. I did play around a little with 200 gr. I loaded some at 5.5 and they seemed a little hot for target and general plinking. Leading was more with these than with the 185 load.
My response is really more regarding the metering problems you are having. I am using the Dillon Powder Measure and am having very good consistency. During the first 12 - 15 loads I have to adjust but after that it always holds the same charge. I have loaded over a period of days without having to adjust my setting. How much variation are you getting?
 

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jrchilds,
What powder measure are you using? I load 4.8gr of Titegroup under a 200gr LSWC. My average FPS out of a 5" Kimber is 876 FPS so it makes major easily. I am using a Dillon press and have found Titegroup to meter very consistently.

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I load 4.1grs titegroup with 200grswc and
from the bench at 25yards get consistant
1.5in groups with my springfield loaded,
No feeding problems.
 

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I use a Hornady powder measure. Reloaded 100 rds last night, and tapped the measure each time. No more problems with variation. May have solved the problem.

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My response is really more regarding the metering problems you are having. I am using the Dillon Powder Measure and am having very good consistency. During the first 12 - 15 loads I have to adjust but after that it always holds the same charge. I have loaded over a period of days without having to adjust my setting. How much variation are you getting?[/B][/QUOTE]
 

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Say, Clip25, did you ever chrono this load?

Or does anybody have the Hodgdon book?

What amount of powder would give around 750 fps?
 

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jrchilds: it looks like you have two groups of velocities, one about 635 and one about 710. This is typical of the error induced by subsonic round shock waves tripping the chronograph before the bullet gets there, on occasion, but not every shot.

I have had it happen several times, and the results can be most confusing.

If you back away from the chronograph a bit, you may find the error goes away and you have more consistent velocities.

Depending on how the error was happening, you may also see a significantly higher velocity.



[This message has been edited by KLN (edited 10-27-2001).]
 

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I looked at their website, they only list MAXIMUM loads. Does their book also list only maximum loads?

I wanted about 750 fps for a 200gr LSWC in a 5" Kart barrel.

I don't have a chrony, and none of my 6 books have Titegroup even in them. I don't have the Hodgdon book though.
 

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For light to moderate loads try "CLAYS" 3.8gr with your combo should give you 765fps. My load uses a 200SWC, WLP primers, and 4.7gr. of "CLAYS" Very Accurate. it chronos at 900fps in my HK and has a ten shot dev. of +-25fps or Std. Dev. of 8.6fps. Tight Group is not suited for reduced loads as it works better at the high end. Its a dirty powder IMHO....
 
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