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32-20 winchester

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by doopt22, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. doopt22

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    Dose anyone know where I can find reloading info on the 32-20 winchester.
    Can you reload this in blackpowder?
    thank you
     
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    Any reloading manual will have info for the 32-20 WCF in it.
    And if you are going to reload, you should have at least one reloading manual!

    There are any number of good smokeless powder loads listed in any reloading manual from Lyman, Speer, Hornady, and several others.

    Black Powder:
    At any rate, 18.0 grains of GOEX FFFG and a 115 lead bullet will give you about 1,100 FPS in a 24" barrel.

    13.5 Pyrodex Select over the same weight bullet will give about 1,250.

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    loading

    RCMODEL:how can anyone reload with out a manual?my first was Modern Bond in 1944 and second was 1944 Lyman still have them.
     
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    Well yea!
    But in 1944 you didn't have the internet to ask perfect strangers to give you load data you could trust! :what:

    SO, you had to use a manual! :D

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    Problem with older loading manuals is that some now commonly used powders didn't exist in 1944, and as our recent discussions in the BP forum reveal some powders especially black powders differ radically from what was available only a couple of decades ago.

    Also Reloading data available from ammunition manufacturers is often optimistic.

    I've found that carefully assembled loads tested in the field are the best strating points.
    A Good .303 British load on paper may not be a good load for use in the average No1 or No4.
    A good .32/20 load according to published data, might be a bad one for an older lever action or handgun.

    Which reminds me, always remember that high velocity .32/20 loads are not reccomended for revolvers in that caliber, especially Black Powder era revolvers.
     
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