Ruger LCR in .327 Federal


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TarDevil
August 30, 2011, 12:58 PM
Seems like a perfect match of gun and caliber (the lack of which, in IMHO, is why the .327 never cleared the tower).

Thoughts?

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Cosmoline
August 30, 2011, 01:26 PM
I'm not so sure. The .327 has a lot of blast and flash with a pretty sharp recoil from the accounts I've seen. It struck me as the spiritual successor to the .32-20 and as such would do better in longer barrels, not shorter ones. Like a levergun.

But I would agree that .327 in the LCR makes more sense than .357 in the LCR.

MMCSRET
August 30, 2011, 04:30 PM
I own , cast for and load & shoot two 327 revolvers. I would never purposefully shoot a Ruger LCR in 327. A Taurus Model 327B2 is as small as I want to go with that round. LCR in 32 H&R Magnum, OK, that would work. LCR in 357, not on my dollar!!!!!!!!!!

harmon rabb
August 31, 2011, 07:45 AM
I own , cast for and load & shoot two 327 revolvers. I would never purposefully shoot a Ruger LCR in 327. A Taurus Model 327B2 is as small as I want to go with that round. LCR in 32 H&R Magnum, OK, that would work. LCR in 357, not on my dollar!!!!!!!!!!
Who says you have to use full bore 327mag rounds? I think a 327mag cartridge loaded to match 38+p ballistics would be perfect for a snub. Same ballistics, and you'd get an extra round.

elano
August 31, 2011, 08:24 PM
I would buy one

357 Terms
August 31, 2011, 09:03 PM
It doesn't look promising for the 327 that Ruger han't done this already. Sp101,gp100 Blackhawk but not the LCR? I wouldn't think that the high pressure would be a deterent since Taurus chambered the 85 frame in 327, along with Charter Arms, seems like Ruger gave up on the 327, or maybe it was Federal? ...who knows.

agent89
August 31, 2011, 09:26 PM
I have a Sp101 in .327. I think it's a handfull in this somewhat heavy piece. New grips helped and it's great to shoot. But in a really light revolver, I think 32 H&R mag would be better. What I want to see is a really small, sub j-frame size .32 H&R mag five shot revlover. Probably never happen though. One thought: don't you think the lcr is kind of big, oversized? A friend has one and everytime I see it kind of think it's bigger than a j-frame. Nice gun though, and fun to shoot.

harmon rabb
September 1, 2011, 01:56 PM
I have a Sp101 in .327. I think it's a handfull in this somewhat heavy piece. New grips helped and it's great to shoot. But in a really light revolver, I think 32 H&R mag would be better. What I want to see is a really small, sub j-frame size .32 H&R mag five shot revlover. Probably never happen though. One thought: don't you think the lcr is kind of big, oversized? A friend has one and everytime I see it kind of think it's bigger than a j-frame. Nice gun though, and fun to shoot.
The LCR has a large grip, much larger than the grip of a j-frame. That's why it looks bigger. That's also why they handle recoil better than j-frames.

Cop Bob
September 1, 2011, 04:28 PM
I LOVE the concept of the 327 max/mag.. I am preparing for a build of one now.. I received my barrel blank from Douglas, I have an old K-22 Cylinder, I have a model 10 Frame, Just bought an Aristocrat Rib, Need to order a reamer...

I have been thinking of building a pistol like this for about 30 years, right after the 32 H&R Mag was introduced... We did some load development on a custom PPC pistol in the late 70's early 80's and it made a true believer out of me...

Why it (327) never took off, beats the heck out of me.. My guess would be that not too many gun magazine gurus embraced it, and it probably never got much press from real field tests... Also, short barrel, small frame offerings may not be the best option for performace and comfort in that caliber. This would be due to the burn rates required to get the most performance out of it, and the associated muzzle blast. The shorter barrel lengths and lighter frames in my estimation could detract from the experience.

Also, while 32's have been very popular calibers in Europe, and in other parts of the world, they have just never been popular here... It has little to do with the 327 performance, as it does with "Why would I want a 32, went I can have a 38 in the same size gun... To many bigger has always equated with better.. Not always the case, but many don't see it that way.

I think that it (The 327) was heaven sent for a K frame 6 shot revolver.. Either 4 or 6 inch... You would have enough heft in the K frame to absorb recoil to the point where a church mouse could control it. The accuracy of the 32 is spot on in a good gun, with the right bullet for the twist. The 327 is more than capable of pushing 60 to 100 grain bullets to around 1500 + fps.. and that is gonna hurt plenty.. I don't care what any internet expert has to say... It would be a very devastating little cartridge...

With a lightly loaded 90 gr HBWC it is a drill, it cuts one clean hole.... I have seen the 32 H&R Mag do it..the beautiful thing is, in a custom bull barrel revolver, the perceived recoil just isn't there.. it is almost like dry firing...

It is a real shame that Smith never embraced this round in a medium frame pistol, like a K frame.... In the 50's and early 60's they made the K-32 Target Master, I have been lusting after one for years, it would round out my set... Hard to find...

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