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.327 Magnum

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by EMT40SW, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. EMT40SW

    EMT40SW New Member

    Any on own one? How do you like it?
  2. sturgeon

    sturgeon New Member

    I just bought one last week. Only had the chance to shoot it once at the range so far, and only 50 rounds, just haven't had the time.
    But so far I love it, I think I will be a fan of this gun and round combo.
  3. 461

    461 New Member

    I love it!!! I'm like Sturgeon, I only have one box through it but I'm very impressed. This round kicks butt over the .32H&R and I really like the H&R. I want this one to succeed, so go buy one. :D
  4. The_Antibubba

    The_Antibubba New Member

    Will it also shoot 32 H&R Mag, or is it a different bullet entirely?
  5. 71Commander

    71Commander New Member

    What's the ballistics on this round?

    I have a S&W 431 in 32 H&R. I reload and can get my 100 grainers up to 1400 fps. That ain't nothing to sneeze at.:uhoh:
  6. Drgong

    Drgong New Member

    The balistics on this round are nice - it can shoot the 32 H&R and S&W longs. I am taking a strong look at a SP101 in .327 as a carry gun.
  7. RichardInFlorida

    RichardInFlorida New Member

    Speer lists the 115 gr Gold Dot moving at 1380 fps from a 4" barrel. Not bad at all. Especially when you consider they list their hottest 9mm at 1300 fps from a 4" barrel.

  8. 461

    461 New Member

    I've seen data with 100gr bullets running over 1700fps. :what: You can get the little 60grainers up over 2000, and this is from handgun barrels, just imagine the bump a rifle barrel will give.

    Yes, the .327 will also shoot the .32 shorts, longs, and .32 H&R's, also you can shoot .32acp through them as it's a semi rimmed round. Talk about versatility. I really like it a lot.
  9. ice monkey

    ice monkey New Member

    Hey 461 – is that true? You can shoot a .32acp through a .327 revolver? Have you or anyone for that matter tried that? That would be pretty cool.
  10. peyton

    peyton New Member

    I shoot 32 acp out of my 631, the target gets a hole, I get a smile!! I think it depends on the cylinder, my 431 cylinder lets the cartridge slide in to far. The firing pin does not strike the primer for it to fire.
  11. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Member

    I will consider one when a J frame Smith .327 is available.
  12. Dgreno

    Dgreno New Member

    Can someone post pics of the .327 next to a .357 please?
  13. RichardInFlorida

    RichardInFlorida New Member

    I agree. I don't much care for the SP101 for my needs, but a 6-shot 642 chambered in .327 Mag would put more of my money in the hands of S&W.
  14. Josh Aston

    Josh Aston New Member

    I want a 5 shot .327. That would be too cool.
  15. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    There seems to be a lot of sentiment in favor of a six-shot J-frame .327.

    There are two questions I haven't seen addressed. One is whether the cylinder wall thickness would be adequate for the pressure. I don't know, but I'm skeptical. The other is how the cartridge would perform in a 1 7/8 inch barrel, both from the standpoint of ballistics and in terms of muzzle blast. We know it's impressive with a 3 1/2 inch barrel, but has anyone cut one down?

    In my view, the Ruger 101 is a little too bulky for concealed carry, but it's still one fine gun.
  16. don95sml

    don95sml New Member

    Kleanbore said:
    I think a lot of that "sentiment" is a feeling that this will never be a successful cartridge until S&W makes a revolver (ANY frame or barrel length) for it.
  17. JCMAG

    JCMAG New Member

    A model 15 in .327 mag? You bet your socks would be rocked.

    I, too, second the notion for a picture of the .327 next to the .357 (or .38 spl).
  18. telomerase

    telomerase Active Member

    Is the Single-Six available in .327?
  19. gripper

    gripper Member

    I'd like either a GP100 with a 5 inch barrel in the caliber ;or an L frame.Either one could get the 8 shot cylinder( or more ??) with a bit of factory tinkering( sort of like the V8 Performance Center 627's).
    Hell; I even like th eSP101 and I am NOT someone who ordinarily leans towards snubbies.Go figure....
  20. Stainz

    Stainz New Member

    Let's say you have a bunch of 3.1" .32 H&RM 6-shooters, complete and in parts, collecting dust after you dropped the .32 H&RMs from your lineup. Hmmm, why not ream out the chambers another .125" or so - the cylinder was lengthened years ago to the 'X' models so they could take >125gr .357Ms. Work a deal with an ammo maker to produce a stout/higher pressure round - and, voila, you have the .327 Magnum.

    I recently sold my 4" SP101 and 4.6" BHG SSM, both in .32 H&RM - but not so I could buy a 3" .327M. I did it because, even at the lower pressures of the .32 H&RM, especially my wimpy plinkers, the brass was getting worked. My massive sampling of two Ruger .32 H&RM chambered revolvers revealed that they were both reamed at the limit of the Chamber ID - .337+". Commercial ammo - and my homebrews produced with Dillon dies - were .334" OD. The ammo dropped in easily, the swelled cases were hard to extract. The fun wasn't there - I had actually had enough of manufacturing slop. I sold almost all of my Rugers this summer. When S&W offers a .327 Magnum - I'll look it over again. They dropped the .32 H&RM, most recently their 431 & 432PDs, like Ruger - due to poor sales. I guess my interest in the .32 waned... .38s are no more expensive - and a lot easier to find, both in ammo and reloading components. Good luck to the .327 Magnum, however - I do wish it well.


    PS You .327 Magnum SP101 owners - how difficult are the spent cases to extract? They should be easier than a .38 Special... check the belled OD!

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