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Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Albertaktm » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:24 pm

I. Bought some 240 grain plated flat nose .429" bullets for my new 44 Henry Big Boy

The load data from the bullet manufacture listed Titegroup , among others, as a powder I could choose. 9 to 10 grains with Mag primers.

I bought it. Now I'm reading it is good for pistols but may be too fast for the longer rifle barrel. I could go get some H110 but I have this so I'd like to use it

Also Hodgdon site say 4.7 grain to 10 grain for this powder.


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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Mistered » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:06 pm

It will be fine.
Keep your loads toward the medium/high end with it and they'll shoot fine.
I'd probably start with 7 grains.
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Albertaktm » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks, that's what I thought. I saw Titegroup appear on a few load data sheets for my bullets so it can be all bad
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Pudsky » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:44 pm

You could always go out and get a sweet 44 revolver and use the powder for that...that would be fun.
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Mistered » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:01 pm

While a fast powder TIteGroup has s pretty good 'range' of charge weight for some loads and .44 mag is one of them given the 4.7 to 10 grains.

As an example I have shot .38 Specials loaded with 3.5 grains of Bullseye out of my BBB .357 and while potentially too light of a load for a rifle all bullets left the barrel ok. The bullets were lead however and I would have never shot them if they were jacketed.

I recently switched my .45 ACP loads from Unique to TiteGroup and have increased accuracy with a bit lighter recoil.
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Albertaktm » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:45 pm

Pudsky wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:44 pm
You could always go out and get a sweet 44 revolver and use the powder for that...that would be fun.

That did cross my mind!
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by Ridgerunner665 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:15 pm

Been thinking about Titegroup for my 41 carbine too.... thanks for asking this question that has been in my mind for a while now.
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Re: Is Titegroup too fast for a 44 Mag rifle?

Post by larry7293 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:52 pm

I use Titegroup for 44specials and 44mag. Good accuracy. No problems at all.
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