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.327 federal magnum.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SWAT1911, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. SWAT1911

    SWAT1911 Member

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    Well as some of y'all know I recently turned 21 and purchased my first revolver. A ruger sp101 in .327 (I know it's a pricey round, I plan on reloading it) but was looking for some snap caps or dummy rounds to practice weak hand reloading and couldn't find anything. Anybody know of any? Thanks
     
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    I couldn't find any snap caps in .327 Fed Mag so I bought some A-Zoom Snap Caps for .32 H&R Mag.
     
  3. GCBurner

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    .32 S&W works, too. The only difference between the .32 S&W Short, .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R Magnum, and .327 Federal Magnum is the length of the case.
     
  4. SWAT1911

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    Thanks I completely forgot about the .32 H&R mag and the .32 S&W long (doh). Will look into getting caps in one of those.
    Thanks!
     
  5. weregunner

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    Those snap caps will work well.

    I use the SP-101 to compliment my Ruger GP-100 and 2 Taurus 327s.

    HKS makes some nifty and reliable speedloaders that fit the Ruger SP-101.
    www.hksspeedloaders.com

    www.ammoseek.com has sources for .32 caliber ammo as the .32H&R magnum, .32 S&W Long, and .327 Federal ammo can sometimes be hard to find.

    Tuff Products makes flat speedstrips for extra ammo carry as well.
    www.tuffproducts.com
     
  6. bangaway

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    You could reload fired brass with no powder and with or without the spent primer in place. Seat a real bullet in place. This lets you practice weak hand loading with closer to real weight, getting bullet shape in gun, fingers feeling metal rims and cases, and not dropping the shell then when using plastic caps. Also try weak loading from different positions, like laying behind car tire, behind car door. Have fun and bangaway.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    According to the Ruger owners manual, you can dry fire an SP-without snap-caps till hell freezes over without hurting a thing.

    SP-101 Owners Manual, Page 13:
    PS: Oh, nevermind!
    I see you want to practice reloading the gun, not dry-fire it.
    My mistake.

    rc
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    Practicing revolver reloads with cases shorter than you would be using in an actual situation may give you a false impression of how hard it actually is to get long cases to completely clear the cylinder.

    Whatever you decide on as far as reload-training, be sure there are no dainty or deft movements required.

    It can't be repeated enough:
    Fine muscle control goes to hell under stress.

    If I had to reload a revolver with just one hand, and that hand being my weak hand, I think I'd come up with some sort of movement that involved going to the ground, because you WILL fumble rounds doing that under high stress.

    Many moons ago when I was professionally trained for stress-reloads of a revolver, they trained us to just get two rounds in the gun during the reload, and then come up firing.
    Those were the days of the "dump pouch."
     
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    Hey -- don't feel bad, SWAT! I wanted A-Zoom .45 snap caps for my new Governor, and I saw that the .45 ACP snap caps only came in packs of five -- not the right number for a six-shooter!

    So I debated whether I wanted to spring for the expense of two packs of snap caps so I could fill the cylinder. It didn't occur to me until a day later that I could just order the .45 Colt snap caps (which, imagine that, came in packs of six... :eek: ).

    Talk about yer classic brain fahrt -- double d'oh!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]


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