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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by farmer2, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. farmer2

    farmer2

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    Hi Guys,

    I currently am using 4.2gr of titegroup on my 550b for 9mm, and I am hoping to use the same powder and charge for .38. I thought for the sake of simplicity I would try the same power and charge, so that I don't have to change any settings when I switch calibers. What do you think?


    thanks


    farmer2
     
  2. unclebob

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    Depending on what weight bullet you are using. Personally I would just get another powder bar. Set one up for the 9mm and one for the .38. They are easy to change out.
     

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    We really need more info like bullet weight, type (FMJ, lead, profile) and purpose. Tightgroup is not real forgiving. Also are you swaping tool heads or dies? The setting for the powder die will have to change to adjust the bell of your case.
     
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    From Hodgdons on line data.

    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=toprow><TD class=mini align=middle>Bullet Weight (Gr.)</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Manufacturer</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Powder</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Bullet Diam.</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>C.O.L.</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Grs.</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Vel. (ft/s)</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Pressure</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Grs.</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Vel. (ft/s)</TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Pressure</TD><TD class=mini width="1%" align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini width="1%" align=middle> </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=13><HR align=top width="100%"></TD></TR><TR><TD class=mini align=middle>90 GR. CAST LRNFP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.359" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.325" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.0 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>755 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>7,700 PSI </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.5 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>969 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>11,300 PSI </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>110 GR. HDY XTP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.357" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.455" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.3 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1011 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>12,100 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.8 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1109 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>16,000 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR><TD class=mini align=middle>125 GR. CAST LRNFP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.358" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.445" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.2 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>856 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>8,400 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.8 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>985 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>12,000 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>125 GR. HDY XTP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.357" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.455" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.3 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>953 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>12,800 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.6 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1010 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>15,600 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR><TD class=mini align=middle>130 GR. MEI CAST LRNFP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.358" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.460" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.6 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>922 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>14,000 PSI </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.2 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1018 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>15,900 PSI </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>135 GR. CAST LRNFP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.358" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.418" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.1 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>824 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>9,600 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.6 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>927 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>12,900 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR><TD class=mini align=middle>140 GR. HDY XTP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.357" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.455" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.9 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>864 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>13,100 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.2 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>919 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>15,800 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>146 GR. SPR JHP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.357" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.370" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.5 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>808 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>12,800 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.0 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>914 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>16,000 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR><TD class=mini align=middle>148 GR. HDY LHBWC </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Hodgdon </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Titegroup </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.358" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.160" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>2.7 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>771 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>7,700 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.3 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>908 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>11,800 CUP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD><TD class=mini align=middle> </TD></TR><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>158 GR. 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  5. farmer2

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    hadn't thought of this, I have another powder bar already. To answer the bullet question; It doesn't really matter to me, because the will be plinking loads. Therefore, I will shoot the cheapest .38 bullet I can find and load it using +p data.
     
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    thank you
     
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    Once the power die is set changing powder measures is no problem. Just pulling the powder measure off one tool head and putting it on the other.
     
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    it will be tool heads, with its own power die.
     
  9. n2extrm

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    Yes but that is why I asked if he is swaping dies or tool heads. If he is useing the same tool head and swaping the dies, the powder die woild need to be adjusted for the case length change. If you have two
    tool heads you can leave the dies adjusted and be good to go.
     
  10. unclebob

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    You are right I was assuming that he had another tool head with dies already setup. I don’t think I have heard of anyone ever only using one tool head and swapping out the dies. But I’m sure that there are.