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32 SWL load data sought

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by oneounceload, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. oneounceload

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    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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    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. 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. 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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    I have a 3" M-31. It is fun for sure. I have been known to pocket carry mine.
     
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    This is what I acquired for those 32 SWL loads..........shoots real nice and gentle
     
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    Very nice. I would love to have one of those. I have a similar one in .32-20 that is lots of fun.
     
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    Interesting 60 Gr GD data. Thanks. AC
     
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    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:
    http://www.lasc.us/fryxellthe32s-wlong.htm

    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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