dmccord
dmccord
66 posts
Joined July 2015

Tite Group not accurate

I am using some Titegroup powder in my 650. Normally I get accurate drops but this is my first time with titegroup.

I am loading 45 acp and the charge I want is 4.4 grains. Every 10 or 15 rounds I take a case from the shell holder and weigh it. I am getting up to 4.6 so I back it off and get it back to 4.4 then again I check it after a few and then its down to 4.2 grains. What I have done is set it for 4.5 and I seem to get between 4.4 and 4.6 there is a .2grain variable.

I am not short stroking it, I made sure the bar on the powder drop the traveling all the way. Does anyone have any ideas? I read that TiteGroup powder is great for pistol rounds so I kind of stocked up with 16 lbs. I has use HP-38 last time I loaded 45acp and had no problems but it was a little dirty because I do not load hot rounds I am just plinking with them.

Thanks in advance for any ideas people send my way.
Delbert McCord
Mount Morris, MI
Bucolic_Buffalo
Bucolic_Buffalo
62 posts
Joined June 2016

RE: Tite Group not accurate

Maybe static cling. Some different solutions here.

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2012/11/reloading-tip-eliminate-static-cling-in-powder-measures/
dillon
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dillon
2,945 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Tite Group not accurate

First, be sure the hopper starts at least 2/3 full. Be sure the case mouth is flared at least .010" to .020" larger than a sized, unflared case measures. Be sure that the blue wingnut at the bottom of the failsafe rod is tight enough to fully retract the powder bar.
Throw about 10 powder charges and dump them back before you begin weighing.
Pampurrs
Pampurrs
42 posts
Joined September 2016

RE: Tite Group not accurate

Hmmmm Dillon, that's the first I've ever heard about filling the hopper 2/3 full. I barely put in enough powder to touch the plexiglass when I load, and have had no problem with inconsistent loads.

I do agree about filling about ten cases first.
ppcgm
ppcgm
2 posts
Joined October 2008

RE: Tite Group not accurate

I've been using Titegroup in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP for several years with no problems. But, what I have experienced an issue with is the Dillon powder measure "drifting", or adjusting itself as I load a batch of ammo for the coming IDPA season. I started marking a line across the head of the adjusting screw onto the powder measure arm and watching to see if it moved. It did, often, and in whichever direction it wanted to that time. The solution was that when I get the setting want, I'll drip just a little pink formula Loctite into the screw threads and let it dry before I start loading. That holds it until time for the next adjustment. Superglue and Elmers didn't work. The pink Loctite gives just enough hold to keep it in place but not so much that I can't break it loose when I want to.
admin3
admin3
2 posts
Joined July 2013

RE: Tite Group not accurate

When I ordered my press 6 years ago the tech taking my order asked what powder I would be using. I replied and he stated W231 metered the best through their powder measure. That said, I have been loading Titegroup for over 10k rounds in 9mm with only minor fluctuation.
admin3
admin3
2 posts
Joined July 2013

RE: Tite Group not accurate

The tech told me the same thing 6 years ago. However, I'm still trying to use up the 16 lbs. I bought 4 years ago. I find deviation is no more than +/- 0.1 grain(s).