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.327?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kwelz, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. kwelz

    kwelz Member

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    What the heck is this. I was going to pick up a Ruger SP101 the other day and was excited to find one without having to ask around. I didn't pay much attention to the tag till I was at the register and it was then that I saw the Tag said .327 not .357.

    What the heck is this round and how did I miss it.

    For the record I didn't get the SP101, it was the only one they had so I went with a Taurus instead.
     
  2. ashtxsniper

    ashtxsniper Member

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    It is a new round that is basically a enlogated 32 H&R mag. It is to the 32 H&R mag what the 357 mag is to the 38 Special
     
  3. gripper

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    Interesting ballistics...I ,for one ; hope it does well . I have said it before;but I'd still like to see other makers produce weapons all across the size spectrum for it( 5.5 to 6 inch Performance center L -frame ,anyone?Or a Marlin lever gun?):cool:
     
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    I have no use for this round I prefer 357 mag if I want something smaller I have a 7.62x25. YMMV
     
  5. Schmidlin

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    The .327 has basically the same stopping power just not as much kick as the .357. Its a nice round, although relatively new compared to the .357 it does have some nice potential though.
     
  6. s4s4u

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    A 327 SP sighting!?!?! Can it be real, or just another hoax!?!?! I've heard that they actually exist, but then so does the sasquatch and loch ness monster.
     
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    That is interesting - I know people who are looking for one and can't find one, and here you find one and your not looking ! I guess that's the way the world works.

    Actualy I would discribe it more like the .357 Max. cartridge to the .357 Mag.

    In that case you have the .38Spl then the .357 Mag and followed by the .357 Max. (increase case lengths + powder)

    In this case it is the .32 S&W , followed by the .32 S&W Long, followed by the .32 H&R magnum, followed by the .327 magnum (max) They should have called it a Maximum !
     
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    Reduced weight, reduced caliber, reduced recoil and reduced effectiveness.

    While I'd be willing to make some of those trade-offs in a smaller concealable semi-auto, it just doesn't make sense in a full size revolver.
     
  9. ArchAngelCD

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    s4s4u,
    The Ruger SP101 chambered in .327 Federal Magnum will also fire the 32 H&R Magnum, the .32 S&W and the .32 S&W Long cartridges. Why would you need a .327 Special when any of the other 3 will easily serve that roll. It's possible the person who was talking about a .327 Sp was really talking about one of those rounds and calling it "like" a .327 Sp.

    The 98gr .32 S&W Long will do ~800 fps
    The 85gr and 95 gr 32 H&R Magnum will do ~1020 and 1120 fps
    The 100gr .327 Fed. Magnum will do 1500 fps. (according to Federal but who knows)
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    The .327 Federal Magnum might be a little more interesting in a 12oz or 15oz J frame but like you said, not in a 28oz revolver with a 3 1/16" barrel. I doubt that will happen though because without the longer barrel the ammo won't reach published velocities. Ruger is using the velocity numbers as their main selling point. If it's not almost as fast as the .357 Magnum they lose their main claim to fame.
     
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    Only if you compare hot 327's with very weak 357's. A full power 357 is way beyond the reach of the 327. Dont be mislead the 327 barely touches bottom end 357's
     
  12. s4s4u

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    DUH!

    I guess I should have made myself more clear - 327 SP, as in 'SP'101 - not SPECIAL (is there even such a thing)

    Aye yi yi.

    The fact that he saw one (SP-101 in 327 Fed) was what shocked me. Like I said, Sasquatch has a better chance of being sighted.
     
  13. Matt-J2

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    How does a .327 compare to a 9mm as far as typical muzzle flash, report volume, and penetration are concerned?

    I must admit to being intrigued by this round.
     
  14. Cosmoline

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    I think this thing will really shine out of a carbine, if anyone opts to chamber it. It will fill the gap left when the .32-20 faded into obscurity. A perfect ranch cartridge with lots of zip and fair knockdown power.
     
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    s4s4u,
    Sorry I misunderstood what you meant.

    Cosmoline,
    I agree with your post. I agree the .327 Fed Mag would be a great Carbine round. Maybe Marlin will chamber a 1894 in .327 Fed...
     
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    American Rifleman did an article on it a few months back. I was just looking at it today as a matter of fact and I will say I was a little intrigued myself. I haven't seen one yet though.
     
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    THe .327 is the cartridge that the .32 H&R Magnum was touted to be back when it was introduced.

    We don't need new cartridges, we need cheaper cartridge prices!
     
  18. Frizzman

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    I am interested in this cartridge. I have a S&W 432 in .32 H&R mag and I like it. It is light is light and easy to carry and it chambers 6 rounds. It may not be the power king but it is much easier on my beaten up right hand(arthritis and too many hot magnums). The factory ammo is pricey and can be hard to find. I am a sucker for playing around with new calibers anyway and I am a reloader. I will most likely get one sometime in the future if I can. The SP101 is a good, stout little revolver and in .327 with a 3" barrel and adjustable sights, would be handy for a number of chores...I have guns in .357 Sig and .45 GAP and I like those too...but, as I said, I am a tinkerer...
     
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