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    .44mag loads

    I've been using H-110 for a nice load for my Marlin 1894 for some time now. But I just sold all of my stash (9+ pounds) of H-110. I was wondering whether anyone has tried the very fast burning TiteGroup powder for their .44mag loads.

    I am looking at trying a load of around 8gr for the 240gr plated Campro bullet with large pistol magnum primers. Am I on the right track, or am I a loony tune? I realize that the popular loading with this round is a much slower powder (such as H-110). But I am wondering whether anyone has tried it with TiteGroup....(?).

    The only info I can find about this is for 240gr cast bullets with TiteGroup. Around 6 to 10 grains with maximum velocities of just over 1400fps. But I will be using plated bullets, so a bit more is warranted (I think).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Andy 6MT

    EDIT: Please disregard. I've been convinced that TG at max charge wouldn't give any where near the same velocities as H-110 or some of the other slower burning powders. I guess I'll bite the bullet and pick-up a pound or two of H-110 (since I already have a load for it).

    But, on the Campro site, it shows 9 to 10gr of TG with the 240gr plated bullet. So I think I'll roll up a dozen or so just to try them out.
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    Ive made 44 mag loads with Titegroup, works fine. There just isn't as much room for movement from mild to hot.

    Corey

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyMac View Post
    Ive made 44 mag loads with Titegroup, works fine. There just isn't as much room for movement from mild to hot.

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    What bullet and charge weight are you using?

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    I’m not sure “44 magnum” “titegroup” and “hot” all work together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smc View Post
    I’m not sure “44 magnum” “titegroup” and “hot” all work together.
    Lack of a better term but you are not wrong.

    Corey

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6MT View Post
    What bullet and charge weight are you using?
    I use 240gr bullets, the Hodgson website has the powder weight, its been a while since i loaded 44 it says 4.7gr to 10gr. 6.5 seems to ring a bell. I usually use 296 for my magnum stuff but wanted a bit of a catchall powder,the titegroup isn't perfect for magnum loading but its good for punching paper. Accuracy never suffered.

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    Ok, I settled on 9.3gr of TiteGroup with CCI-550 large pistol magnum primers. I had some LabRadar issues, so no recorded speeds. I’m stupid for forgetting to set the projectile weight….duh!

    The temperature was right at the freezing point, fyi.

    They felt really good. Seemed to have good energy at 100m, as they hit the steel pretty good. Recoil was manageable. And no pressure signs. I gauged the fired brass in a case gauge afterwards. They were not tight (a good sign). (The range pick-up once fired factory cases I found were very tight in the gauge. Just as a comparison.)

    Accuracy was very good. I was ringing the 5” steel at 100m (supported).

    So it looks like H110 will be reduced to my second choice powder for the .44mag load for the Marlin 1894.

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    And so…starting in on the first 100 rounds.




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    Can you notice a difference in recoil between two powders? Iím curious if the tightgroup feels snappier being a faster burn?
    I have only used IMR4227 for 44mag, but I use TG for 9mm and it might be nice to keep fewer powders.

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    No, the TiteGroup is certainly milder then the H-110.

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