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Ruger LCR in 327 Federal Magnum?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tomrkba, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. Saleen322

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    I tend to favor bullets that penetrate for large game hunting. You can do gel and barrier testing and while useful, it still leaves gaps. The largest gap is whether the bullet strikes large, heavy bone or just goes through soft tissue. If you hit a deer or bear on the shoulder bone, it takes strong bullet construction to get through it while still maintaining good mass to penetrate vital organs. The trade off is if you only hit soft tissue, the bullet just goes with little expansion. Dangerous game ammo often use "solids" for the same reasons. While these bullets are not as flashy as some newer hollow points that show dynamic results in gel tests, they are very reliable. I tend to believe what works well in hunting is also solid for self defense. Elmer Keith used the same principles to great effect for years. In any case, there are trade offs.

    As I noted in the previous post, I just took Federal Ammunition published data for the 357 comparison velocities and energy.
     
  2. horsemen61

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    Would it be possible to have a machinist cut a 327 mag cylinder yes I'm sure it will cost a lot
     
  3. Chuck Perry

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    Are these available commercially or did you cast them yourself? I have an SP in 327 and would like to try some heavy for caliber cast bullets.
     
  4. Saleen322

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    I cast these myself and size them to .312 with a gas check. I am still tweaking them but, so far, they really show promise.
     
  5. herrwalther

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    No. I love the .327 round but many makers have dropped the cartridge. Ruger, Smith, and Charter have all abandoned the .327 in lieu of more .38 and .357. With I believe only Taurus still making a .327 revolver in production. The .327 is unfortunately an unsung hero. When I begrudgingly tried to sell my Taurus M327 at a gun show, I had 12 people say "Don't you mean .357?" It is a great cartridge but I don't see Ruger picking it up again.
     
  6. suemarkp

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    Taurus hasn't done a 32 for a few years now. I have a Taurus 327 also and would like a longer barreled gun in that caliber. We're down to the Freedom Arms 97 as about the only thing left in 327 Fed other than the single shots.
     
  7. gym

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    History, Details, Ballistics, and Drop for the .327 Federal Magnum <!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8417283882784443"; /* GunData Articles 336x280 */ google_ad_slot = "6233864047"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> Cartridge Type: HandgunHeight: 1.2"Width: 0.375"Average FPS: 1427Average Energy: 452Average Gr: 100Recoil: 0.67Power Rank: 2.86 of 7 [?]The .327 Federal Magnum (super magnum) is based of the .32 H&R Magnum cartridge that has much more energy, speed, and power than its parent case. The .327 Magnum was first designed just a few years ago back in 2006-2007. This cartridge has an average speed of 1427fps making it faster than most every other handgun cartridge including the fast ones like the .44 magnum (avg fps 1317) , .357 magnum (avg fps 1294) , and even the 367 sig (avg fps 1379). With 452 lbs of force at muzzle it has more energy than the 45 S&W (avg 403), the 45 GAP (avg 414) , and the 40 S&W (avg 423) There has been some hype around this cartridge stating that it's the best self defense revolver round since the 357 Magnum, and ballistic numbers alone seem to support these claims. The problem with new rounds is that they sometimes take 10, 20, maybe 30 years to gain a loyal fan base. We feel this cartridge has the potential to be very popular in the coming decades. The main benefit of this cartridge as we see them currently, is that the .327 Federal Magnum allows for 6 rounds in the smaller framed revolvers, where the .357 only allows for 6. We are all used to 6 shooters not 5 so this round is a problem solver, these "problem solving" rounds tend to do very well. We expect the popularity of the .327 Federal Magnum to boom in the near future. With it's power, size, and speed this round is bound for success.*Casing image above is an artist rendering and not a real photo of .327 Federal Magnum Ballistics cartridge. While we have went to great lengths to make sure that it's as accurate as possible this rendering should not be used to generate specs for casings. - See more at: http://gundata.org/cartridge/135/.327-federal-magnum/#sthash.LtCuBy63.dpuf
     
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