32 SWL load data sought


December 21, 2011, 08:06 PM
I recently purchased a very nice 6" 32SWL target revolver. My previous reloads were using 95 gr SWC, a bullet more in tune with the 32H&R. I also have some 78RN and 60gr Gold Dot HP - (left over from my old 32ACP days).

Any load ideas for those is sought as well as an accurate bullet and loading for the cartridge. Is there anything out there besides the 78gr WC?

Thanks for any insight

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December 21, 2011, 08:21 PM
I just recently loaded some 32 SW long with 2.2 grs. Titegroup, using this MO bullet http://www.missouribullet.com/results.php?category=5&secondary=20
Excellent load. Another favorite is Alliant red dot using 2.2 grains. I use CCI small pistol primers. Hope this works for you.:banghead:

December 21, 2011, 08:26 PM



One of my old Lyman manuals has data for 77, 84, 93, and 115 cast bullets.
My old RCBS cast bullet guide has 77 RN, 98 WC, and 98 SWC data.

Let me know what you decide on and I can probably find something.
Don't want to type it all tonight.


December 21, 2011, 08:27 PM
A Berrys 83 Gr HBWC over 2.1 Grs AA #2 or 1.8 Grs N310 will out shoot me in my Benelli .32 WC (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=151359&d=1319323941). The N310 load is around 825 FPS and the AA #2 is around 750 FPS. 1.7 Grs N310 is around 775 FPS.

It is not as accurate as lead, but will out shoot me most days.

I shoot the same bullet in my Taurus 76 .32 Mag (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=144221&d=1308575280). 2.4 Grs N310 in Mag brass gives me around 850 from the 6" revolver. I over looked a 76 in .32 Long some time back out of ignorance. I wish I had bought it.

Lead will take less powder.

December 21, 2011, 08:30 PM
I like these (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/459219/hornady-bullets-32-caliber-314-diameter-90-grain-lead-semi-wadcutter-box-of-500), or these (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/195331/hornady-bullets-32-caliber-314-diameter-90-grain-lead-hollow-base-wadcutter-box-of-400), or these (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/481857/speer-bullets-32-caliber-314-diameter-98-grain-lead-hollow-base-wadcutter-box-of-1000), for lead.

December 21, 2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the info so far - nice to see a wide variety still around for the old cartridge....(which in this 6" I frame is a joy to shoot!)

I have some more research to do!

December 22, 2011, 07:53 AM
I personally load an RCBS 32-098 SWC cast bullet in a .32 S&W-L case over 2.5gr. Bullseye with a CCI SPP. They are accurate and will not harm the I frame guns. That is what I shoot the ammo from. It is a Model 30 3 in. Also use a model 31 J Frame snub.

December 22, 2011, 11:22 AM
It is a Model 30 3 in

I have a 3" M-31 (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=152053&d=1320440512). It is fun for sure. I have been known to pocket carry mine.

December 22, 2011, 01:21 PM

This is what I acquired for those 32 SWL loads..........shoots real nice and gentle

December 22, 2011, 02:09 PM
Very nice. I would love to have one of those. I have a similar one in .32-20 that is lots of fun.

Steve C
December 22, 2011, 05:23 PM
32 S&W 60gr Gold Dot (https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=449e5c14a97dd6fe&resid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!172&parid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!134&authkey=!AH6cH_QW-5TeAJk)

.32 cast data (https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=449e5c14a97dd6fe&resid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!171&parid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!134&authkey=!ABmtAZgca5UoxyE)

.32 S&W Long Speer 9 (https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=449e5c14a97dd6fe&resid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!173&parid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!134&authkey=!AEh067iLJSaUFqw)

December 22, 2011, 07:53 PM
Interesting 60 Gr GD data. Thanks. AC

evan price
December 23, 2011, 06:24 AM
No reason not to use the 95-grain bullets in 32 S&W Long.

Glen Fryxell gives a good write-up and various loads here:

I cast the Lee 311-93-1R bullet out of 8-10 bhn range scrap lead, water dropped to 12 bhn, unsized/as cast, tumble lubed in ALOX, loaded so that the top lube groove is the crimp groove for a nice roll crimp in range brass.

I load 2.5 grains of PROMO powder (RED DOT charge by weight) for a nice plinker,
I also load it with 2.5 grains of TITEGROUP powder (Similar to BULLSEYE) which is noticeably stronger than the PROMO load but still nothing extreme. Accuracy is good in both loadings.
The TITEGROUP load is my tractor-gun load out of an H&R 732 snubby, great for skunks and other varmints. Also either shoots nice in my vintage Colt New Police Positive.

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