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Titegroup or Unique
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:52:58 pm »
If you had to hold on to one pistol powder for .45 ACP, which would you choose?  I've never used Unique and both powders have been tough to find lately. 
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 10:59:44 pm »
    Unique is pretty hot, I've used it in .44 magnum quite successfully.  I've not used Titegroup...I'm more of a Power Pistol user lately.
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 01:26:19 am »
    I've not used Titegroup.  Unique is OK but can be a little finicky in my set up.  My best all 'round powder for .45 ACP is WW231.  Have you tried it?
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 01:52:33 am »
    I've not used Titegroup.  Unique is OK but can be a little finicky in my set up.  My best all 'round powder for .45 ACP is WW231.  Have you tried it?

    I haven't used either powder, but I use W231 for 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP. I'll use it for 10mm, too, whenever I get enough brass to start loading it.
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 09:10:04 am »
    I haven't used 232.  I can't find it out there.  Right now I have 5 pounds if titegroup and 10 pounds of unique.  I don't want to store both and want to keep just one. Was thinking of selling one or the other. 
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 12:25:38 pm »
    Titegroup is a very fast, very high energy powder. It's like Bullseye only more so.

    It works great for low to medium power loads, but it uses very small charges and small variations in charge weight count for a lot.

    It's super economical, but demands a lot of care.

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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 01:30:16 pm »
    Unique, it isn't even close.   Unique is simply more more useful, flexible and forgiving.   Titegroup is a one trick pony.

    Why would you reduce the amount of powder you have on hand in this environment?  You may never be able to replace it.


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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 06:38:23 pm »
    I can always get powder.  I had 48 pounds of unique delivered 2 days ago. I have sold 43 pounds of it. 

    In the past 2 months I have purchased and resold about 1500 pounds of reloading powder.  There's plenty out there. 
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #8 on: March 20, 2014, 07:06:31 pm »
    I can always get powder.  I had 48 pounds of unique delivered 2 days ago. I have sold 43 pounds of it. 

    In the past 2 months I have purchased and resold about 1500 pounds of reloading powder.  There's plenty out there. 

    Your definition of plenty and mine might be different.  I have trouble getting many of the twenty or so powders I use.

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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #9 on: March 20, 2014, 10:31:56 pm »
    Your definition of plenty and mine might be different.  I have trouble getting many of the twenty or so powders I use.

    There's your problem right there. Consolidate, man!
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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 11:38:07 am »
    There's your problem right there. Consolidate, man!

    I load of 90 different cartridges.  I HAVE consolidated.

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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 08:40:28 pm »
    I load of 90 different cartridges.  I HAVE consolidated.

    That's a bigger problem! I don't have 90 guns! I don't even load for all of my collection.

    I load 9mm, .40S&W, 10mm (same as 40 dies), .45ACP, .223 REM, .300BLK, .308 Win. I use W231 for all the pistol, and mostly Varget for the rifle, with some 1680 and 2015 when I run out of Varget.


    I do NOT load for .38Spl/.357 Mag, .380[spit], 30.06, 7.62x39 or 7.62x54R. I could probably load most of those with the powders I keep on hand, but buying dies, toolheads, conversion kits, etc for those would not be worth it.

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    Re: Titegroup or Unique
    « Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 09:36:57 pm »
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    Unique, it isn't even close.   Unique is simply more more useful, flexible and forgiving.   Titegroup is a one trick pony.

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    Unique can be used in a MUCH broader range of cartridges, including cast bullet loads for rifles......  So I can, if required, run unique in everything from my 380 Makarov, to my Rem. 700 '30-06  -- Titegroup can't do that.  And as a matter of personal choice, I don't use it(titegroup) because a double charge is both fairly hard to detect, and disastrous if it occurs.  Unique is bulky enough a double charge is obvious.


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