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I know there are comments scattered all over posts. This is an attempt to collect thoughts here. I've seen a few users say they have used TiteGroup in 45 ACP. If I am not mistaken, @Coalcracker had a incident with detonation last year. My Lee manual does not list 185gr 45 ACP loads with TiteGroup. I went to the Hodgdon sight and found this:

STARTING LOADS
GRS.VEL.(FT/S)PRESS.
5.089214,600 CUP
MAXIMUM LOADS
GRS.VEL.(FT/S)PRESS.
5.595617,000 CUP

Please provide input on what you have used and your experience with it. I am about to load a 2,000 rd run with these 185gr CPRN bullets from Berry's.
 

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For comparison, this is my current go to load for Berry's 185gr 45ACP

3.8” XDM 45 ACP
185gr Berry’s bullets
7.9gr unique
1149 fps
542 ft lbs energy
 

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Tite group works well with plated. I had issues with leading. Using coated bullets. 9mm and .380 were real bad. No kabooms lately knock on wood.
 

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I have a powder check die coming at some point. Don’t know when it’s going to be. I also don’t know how good it’ll be with TiteGroup because the charge has such little volume.
 

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Im using it only for plated or jacketed bullets. Im using it in all pistol calibers. Did up a 100 for my Caniks last night.
 

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From my 5” S&W 1911 using TiteGroup and 185 gr Berry’s plated bullets.

5.3 gr 837 FPS
5.3gr 857 FPS

5.0gr 823 FPS
5.0 gr 804 FPS
5.0 gr 814 FPS

That’s about 295 and 273 ft lbs of energy respectively.
 

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I loaded 115 grain bullets with 4.0 grains of T.G The bullets were Accura outdoors ones. I had to soak some overnight in soapy water. Some Hoppes 9 got spilled on them And there was green goop on a few of the bullets. Guessing the Hoppes was eating at the copper.
 

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Just looked up what a powder check die is. Found this video on a RCBS one. Yes it was a mess. Discovered them when i was grabbing some out of the box. I have them out in the sun now drying.
 
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The 5.3 gr in the 45s is doable. They function in the S&W. It has a heavier spring in it than the ACIIs do. Haven’t decided if I want to sacrifice the 185gr for light loads since they are better for high velocity. About 1500 or so on my desk. Only about 500 230gr on hand. Haven’t tested those yet.
 
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