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Can the new .327 round be fired in a .357 revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by AllInTheTiming, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. AllInTheTiming

    AllInTheTiming Member

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    I hear "yes" and I hear "no."

    So I ask the experts here.

    Can the new Federal .327 be used in a .357 revolver, as the .38 can?

    Thanks folks!

    "With guns we are Citizens. Without guns, we are Subjects."
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No!
    Not even close.

    The .327 Federal is a .32 caliber, using a .312" dia. bullet.

    The .357 Magnum is just that, a .357", or true .36 caliber.

    Lesser rounds that can be fired in the .327 Federal chambered guns include the .32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Long, and .32 S&W.

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  3. TN Shooter

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    Absolutely not- the .327 Federal is a lengthened .32 H&R magnum case and it will fall down into the chamber of a .357 Magnum.
     
  4. bdg146

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    I'm kind of curious who said "yes" to this question...
     
  5. mbt2001

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    I think that the .327 mag round is going to be a great success and love the idea that you can shoot 4 rounds through one gun. You can literally own one gun and do almost everything there is to do with it. Plinking, small game hunting etc... I can imagine it being a faithful woods / hicking and hd revolver.
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    But, will CCI make a shot-shell for them?

    Until then, gonna have to stick with my .38 Spl. fishing & mushroom hunting gun! :D

    rcmodel
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    Ditto.
     
  8. Grizzly Adams

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    Yeah, and where he/she lives. I want to make sure I stay far away from this person!
     
  9. dom1104

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    why am I underwhelmed by the .327? 4 rounds... uh huh.. but what can it do that a 357/38 cant?

    I just dont get the reasoning. Not to mention, those .32 cal rounds arent exactly... find in a bait shop common.


    I just never quite got it.
     
  10. mbt2001

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    The great thing about the modern age, is ammo is only a click away, doesn't matter how obsolete it might be...

    My interest in the .327 mag is mostly in regards to my Mom. This one can can take her from beginning to a real HD round in one gun...

    Why is there only room for the .38 / .357??? I like it and will buy one... I will also keep my .357's.
     
  11. DWARREN123

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    No, it is a 32 caliber bullet while the 357 is 357 in diameter. Different diameter in case and in bullet.
    No
     
  12. Seafarer12

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    Some people are morons.
     
  13. mbt2001

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    Now you are being generous... :)
     
  14. cowboy117

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    Great post!New "American Rifleman" article written by Bryce M.Towsley, on the .327 Magnum cartridge,page 64:Quote:"The .327 Federal Mag. can be chambered in any handgun designed to handle the .357 Mag."Unquote.Sounds fishy to me!Am i misinterpreting his meaning?
     
  15. AllInTheTiming

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    An article in a magazine....

    I was told (not that I READ) just told, that in an article in a magazine about either the Federal .327 or the Ruger SP101 .327, it was stated that the .327 was applicable to the .357 (which to me is very odd - I understand .38 in a .357).

    Refer to the post above about the article -- it quotes "chambered" from a magazine article. Maybe THIS is what the guy meant....
     
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  16. dfariswheel

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    What it means is that any .357 model revolver can also be CHAMBERED TO SHOOT the .327.
    That means any .357 revolver is of the size and strength that it can also be MADE in .327.

    It doesn't mean you can drop .327's in a .357 Magnum and shoot it.
     
  17. Master Blaster

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    They take the .357 K frame etc gun cylinder blank, and drill .327 holes, and put a .327 barrel on the .357 frame.

    Then you can shoot .327.

    It means manufacturers can use the same frame cylinder, and barrel and action parts as for guns they already make. That means it will be easy to tool up to make and sell them, with just a few engineering changes to current production guns. There will be more for sale and others will soon join ruger in offering them.
     
  18. cowboy117

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    why am I underwhelmed by the .327? 4 rounds... uh huh.. but what can it do that a 357/38 cant?

    I don't think it's so much what it can that the .357 can't, but rather that it can shoot a bullet with the same sectional density as the 125 grain 357 load at 1,400 fps, with 30% less recoil than the full power 357 round. Is that useful?, don't know myself, guess the people will decide.

    With so many states having concealed carry and the small 5 shooters being so popular, the idea of 6 rounds of slightly smaller bullet, with the same velocity as the 357 mag, with about 1/3 less recoil is a bit interesting. Most common complaints of small pocket type 357 revolvers are "Kicks too bad" and "only holds 5 Shots" . Most common complaints of 38 special snubs are "Not powerful enough" and "only holds 5 shots". This appears an attempt to find a niche for something that addresses both concerns. Not a sure thing to be certain, but not exactly an idea with zero merit IMHO.

    I do think it would have had a much better shot if it had been introduced years ago instead of the 32 HR "magnum".....
     
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    Would it be feasible to chamber the .327 in a K-frame without the problems encountered with Model 19s, 66s, and full magnum loads? (I believe this was the forcing cone splitting.)
     
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    What can I say I can be diplomatic at times.
     
  22. rcmodel

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    Well a .31" hole is a lot smaller then a .36" hole.

    That should appreciably strengthen the forcing cone I would think.

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    yes, it can be fired in a 357!!! Once!!!
    Tell us how it works out for ya....

    See sig line below........
     
  24. strangelittleman

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    "Would it be feasible to chamber the .327 in a K-frame without the problems encountered with Model 19s, 66s, and full magnum loads? (I believe this was the forcing cone splitting.)"
    Now there's a thought, how about a M19 w/ either a 2 1/2" or 4"bbl in .327 Federal? That's very interesting......Or how about an 8 shot L-frame.......
     
  25. DrLaw

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    People who said yes

    All we have to do is wait a little while and they will post a video of it on Youtube!

    "Uhhhhh, lookit har. I got me a Federal .327 Magnum. It is the hottest thang out there today and will kill eley-funts an go through the block of a Chevy truck. Ah am gonna put it in my .357 maganumb now. Watch this..." :neener:

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
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