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Anyone tried it? Hodgdon lists Clays, but not Titewad. Is there a problem with Titewad at low pressure? Thanks!
 

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Hodgdon don't list 3/4oz loads period. (as far as I could find on thier site) It may be that the 3/4oz load is not yet a standard enough load to be tested for load data ?

I would think that the 7/8oz loads they have listed would be a good guide for the use of Tightwad. The 3/4oz load may be slightly higher in velocity.
 

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Until some one comes up with a 3/4 oz 12 ga wad Titewad would not make a good powder to use with 7/8 oz wads. Titewad is a dense powder. Check out the bushing size you will need to get the weight of the powder you want to use. You will do better with Clays and the WAA12L wad when experimenting with 3/4 oz 12 ga loads.
 

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12GA guy said:
Hodgdon don't list 3/4oz loads period.
Actually it does, but they're not easy to find on the website, where they're listed under "Youth Loads."

You'll find links to those 12 and 20 gauge 3/4 oz. loads at the bottom of the left sidebar HERE.

In general, the WAA12L wad or its Claybuster clone, the CB1078-12, and some adjustments of the crimp punch and cam on the press are the keys to good crimps with 3/4 oz. 12 gauge loads.

I've never used Titewad for these light loads but, as Jason says, it's probably too dense for a good crimp.

I get good crimps with 3/4 oz. 12 gauge in Remington Game Load hulls with 16 grains of 700-X from a No. 29 MEC bushing, but they're teetering on the edge of dishing too much.

According to the charts, that bushing would drop 19 grains of Titewad, so it's even denser than 700-X.

Titewad is a hot powder, placing third on one burn rate list, for whatever those lists are worth. It would be very economical for 7/8 oz. loads because you don't use as much of it as is required by other powders. It also costs less than comparable powders.

I just got my two jugs of Promo and it's working better than 700-X -- and at considerably less cost.

But good crimps with any 12 gauge 3/4 oz. load still hinge on using the WAA12L wad or its Claybuster clone.

Love that wad.
 

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Thanks guys. I don't know why, but the density thing hadn't occurred to me. It makes sense that you need to use up as much space as possible.
 
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