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327 Federal Magnum for Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 2sofflead, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. 2sofflead

    2sofflead Member

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    Has anyone heard of a rifle available in 327 Federal Mag or of any plans to bring one out? I am guessing it would probably be a lever action?
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  2. rcmodel

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    Nope.
    Seems like a no-brainer for Marlin to do it in the 1894 though.

    But they never had any sales success with the small bore calibers like the .218 Bee, 25-20 WCF, and 32-20 WCF when they tried that several years ago. (Same or way better performance then the .327 if you reload)

    The .327 Fed is way too hot for use in Cowboy Action games, so I doubt they will do it due to a limited market for one.

    Anyway, Marlin seems to have a hard time keeping up with what people do want to buy, so adding another caliber to the list of guns you can't get wouldn't help anyway.

    rc
     
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  3. ArmedBear

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    Too expensive for plinking, not enough oomph for anything else.

    Marlin would be insane to do it, given the recent minimal market interest the 1894 in .41 Magnum and .32-20, both of which were discontinued.

    They'd be far better off making enough 1894Cs to meet demand -- and in stainless, too.

    Furthermore, the .327 is aimed squarely at the CCW market. AFAIK there aren't any regular-size six-guns chambered in it, at this point, to say nothing of lever guns.
     
  4. robsc

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    Is it safe to fire the .327 Federal Magnum in a .32-20 WCF ?
     
  5. R.W.Dale

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    NO




    The break action single shot would be the most likely platform to see this cambering pop up. Probably in the encore platform
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    NO, but you can't anyway.

    The 32-20 is a bottle neck case with a .408" rim.
    The .327 is a straight case with a .375" rim.

    rc
     
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    robsc, it would not be advisable to do that for several reasons.

    NCsmitty
     
  8. ArmedBear

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    Agreed, for a number of reasons.

    1. Something need not "make sense" in any conventional way, for Encore shooters to want it -- very different from the lever gun market.

    2. It's probably the easiest gun ever invented, for customizing and trying new rounds. There's no bolt face, and no action to worry about; and you don't have to booger up an existing gun in any way, to try out something new.

    3. Multiple vendors offer barrels, so if one doesn't do it, someone else might.
     
  9. gga357

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    If Ruger puts the .327 in the Vaquero then it will happen.
     
  10. 9mmepiphany

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    the Ruger Single-Six would be a better fit and handier too...like they did with the .32mag

    Hamilton Bowen is offering a conversion done up on a Single-Six...there is a write up in the current American Handgunner
     
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    I think it would have to be popular with SASS to be viable.
     
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