View Full Version : 45-70 loads with Titegroup Powder

02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
I have be working up loads in my 45-70 (marlin1895) with Titegroup. Right now I have loaded and shot a 350 gr. cast bullet with 12.5 gr. of Titegroup. Oregon Trail has some loading data for Titegroup in leverguns. I am pleased with the results. No pressure signs. Velocity was around 1200 fps.

Phat Man Mike
02-09-2011, 08:51 PM
cool I also load for a 45/70 but it's a single shot NEI. always nice to have other info! :)

Charlie Sometimes
02-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Can that data be found on their site?

02-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Go to the Oregon Trail Bullets website and click on the Evil Roy section. The levergun load data is under that section.

02-09-2011, 11:54 PM
I like TightGroup but as of yet I have not used it in 45-70. Only Low to Med 44 Mag and 38's. But I have to say please do be careful as TightGroup builds pressure fast when you start to go up on the powder charge.

Charlie Sometimes
02-10-2011, 01:35 PM
Titegroup is one of my "Go To" powders in handguns- great consistency, and always reliable. A little cleaner burning than some of the other "standard" powders, too. :smile:

Never thought about using it in a 45-70, though.
OTBC website is not very "obvious" about the load data, are they?
Might have to try it later this spring, when I get the chance.

02-10-2011, 11:22 PM
I've been using 12.2gr Titegroup with the 430gr Ranch Dog in my No 1 45-70.

Nice plinking load!


02-10-2011, 11:45 PM
I do not think that a 45-70 with a 430Gr Boolit is a plinker unless you are shooting at big stuff lol. A piece of Lead that big and Heavy only going what 1000 FPS would still put the hurt on something lol.

Charlie Sometimes
02-11-2011, 12:10 AM
My usual loads are a full case of Trail Boss. That shoots VERY good in my Marlin 1895SS- especially with the 340 and 405 gr. LEE boolits. Tight clover leafs at 75 and 100 yd. :smile:

That will be hard to beat, but we shall see this spring sometime, I hope.