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Titewad for cowboy 12 ga.?


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Howdy Fellers,

Since we all are still having to make do with powders that we can find, I was wondering if any of our cowpokes are using Hodgdon's Titewad for their 12 ga. loads? Specifically in Rem.STS or Win. AA hulls? If you're willing to get really finite, what MEC powder bushing are you using for 7/8th loads?

 

Rev. Chase

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Low recoil Titewad loads. 

 

Winchester AA or STS hulls 

Winchester WAA12L or Claybuster 7/8 oz gray wad 

7/8 oz of shot 

14.2 gr of Hodgdon Titewad powder 

Use #20 Mec bushing

#209 Shotshell primer of choice 

 

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Hey Rev,


HMmmm,  “your mileage may vary” so weigh yer loads carefully. Note that TITEWad is really fine, so you may experience some “snowing” 

 

Here’s what I have in my log book and all pattered about the same out of my Stoeger at 30’

Win AA HS hull, Cheddite 209’s in claybuster CBO178-12 wads.

mec Sizemaster press

Hogdon TITEWad powder using new MEC branded bushings and bars purchased in the last year.

 

#21 12.8gr

#22 13.6gr

#23 14.3-4gr

#24 14.8gr

#25 15.2gr

 

weighed on an FA platinum series digital scale.

 

for 7/8oz I like 14.3gr and For 1 1/8oz I load 15.2gr. Just ‘cause the recoil doesn’t bother me and I want to make sure everything goes down range.

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Howdy Fellas,

 

That's real helpful. I think it gets me close to where I need to be.

Hey OLG, don't have any Unique, In fact, all I have is American Select (for .45 Colt & .38), dwindling Clays (Shotshell) and 4198 (45/70 & 30/30 plus others. Never used Unique, but I know that it's popular.

 

Rev. Chase

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I've been using Titewad ever since I discovered that it was a whole lot less expensive than the Clays and 700-x I was using for shotgun loads. I don't remember the bushing size, but I'm loading 13 grains of Titewad in AA hulls using Claybuster 7/8 ounce gray wads and whatever 209 primers I have on hand. Relatively light recoil in my hammer double and never fails to tip the knockdowns over unless I have a brain fart and forget what that shiny round thing on the end of the shotgun barrels is for... :D

 

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I ran out of Clays and found a 4 lb jug of Titewad. I load 12 ga AA or STS with about 14 gr, CB0175 wad and 3/4oz of shot. Works great and light recoil. Sorry, but I’m not close to the reloading bench and don’t have the exact formula, but as you can see I’m in the ballpark with the rest.

 

Sam Sackett 

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8 hours ago, Assassin said:

I've used Titewad for years it's a good powder. Much cheaper than many other powders.

 

Tite Group has gone through the roof! I was selling it 6 months ago for less than what it COSTS me now! Tite Wad is SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive that Tite Group and others. Midway had it in stock on Friday. 
 

Hugs!

Scarlett

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I've used Titewad for years as well and it works great.  I load light recoiling 3/4 oz loads in Win AA hulls with 209 primers and Claybuster CB0175-12 pink wads.  I love shooting the shells and so does 110-lb Bullion Rose and they are more than adequate for every KD we've shot at.  I'll check the MEC bushing in my 9000GN tomorrow for you.

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11 hours ago, Nostrum Damus SASS #110702 said:

I've used Titewad for years as well and it works great.  I load light recoiling 3/4 oz loads in Win AA hulls with 209 primers and Claybuster CB0175-12 pink wads.  I love shooting the shells and so does 110-lb Bullion Rose and they are more than adequate for every KD we've shot at.  I'll check the MEC bushing in my 9000GN tomorrow for you.

Weigh it if you have a chance,please. Might work for Ellie.

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OK, for my light cowboy action loads, I am using charge bar 502-34 in my 9000GN press to drop 3/4 oz of #8 lead shot, with powder bushing #20 which drops about 14.4 gr of Titewad under Claybuster CB0175-12 pink wads.  I use Federal 209A primers, not 209 as previously mentioned, though I doubt that matters at all.  Great cowboy action shell.

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