Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Hooda Thunkit, Apr 25, 2021.
I got out the chrono, and ran some ammo over it.
Factory Remington, 98gr LRN. 850 fps, spread of 72 fps. It actually shot well.
Then I reloaded my few pieces of brass. I first loaded with 2.6g Promo, but thought that was too hot (pic at beginning of thread). I reloaded with the same Lee bullet, and 2.0g Promo.
As can be seen, this load is MUCH more accurate than the 2.6g load.
I was getting some wild velocity spreads (ES was 104 fps) until I started tipping the revolver muzzle up prior to each shot. That settled the numbers down a good bit
860 fps, I think it's still too hot. I'm going to try to drop the load to 1.8g. I want to stick with Promo, because (as we used to say back when I worked for Our Crazy Uncle) I have boo-coo of it. Many pounds.
I bought the Promo several years ago, $90 per 8 lb jug, $11.25 per pound. This means at 2.0g per load , I have 3/10 of 1 cent worth of powder in each shot.
Yes, a third of a cent of powder per shot. Combined with my self-cast bullets, and the pre-stupid primers, I'm shooting this thing for under a nickle a shot.
This revolver is fun !
Several on this thread expressed an interest.
This past weekend two NIB 741’s sold on GB. I had bid on both.
The Blue M741 went for $751 !
Stainless for $685!
I hope Smith and Taurus are looking!
I’d love a M-30 6-shot J-frame w/adjustable sights in .327. 3,4,or 5” bbl. Shrouded bbl like thee .357 M-60 ok!
I've heard of folks boring the cylinder of the M-30 and M-31 to accept the 32 H&R Mag.
I'm not interested in doing that to my 31-1, but if you do it, let us know how it works.
Well for one, 6 shots can fit in a j-frame revolver. Less recoil too.
Also, the cartridge, for whatever reason, seems inherently accurate. More so than a 38 Spl even.
Have both, love both. Just different power levels.
End to end outside measurement is 1.635".
BTW, this is mine, and this was my initial testing with my wadcutter load mentioned above, while sighting it in, at 20 yards off a rest. They chrono about 760 +/- 15. That's a 1" target repair dot for reference. Wish I could do that off hand!......Def has potential!
I am so jealous, enjoy that revolver.
I have had my reloading stuff like powder, bullets and cases so long I don't remember what I paid for them. So its like shooting for free. I think my SPP were $26.00 a thousand so a round of 32 with my cast bullets is probably 4 cents a round. And a lot more fun than shooting 22s.
If you have to ask you have obviously never shot a 32 caliber revolver. Shoot one if you get the chance and the answer will become clear.
I think they are export models that have been brought back. They can’t be called new as they were sold overseas to other entities, but never purchased or fired. Mine was as-new! Original tags still on it.
By calling them “used” they aren’t liable for import duties and excise taxes as they have previously been paid.
PS as of 10/21/21 - the Taurus 32 Magnums lincen refers to in the post just below this one are Model 741s.
The seller RGuns did list a 6" barrel 32 but the barrel was marked 32 magnum. The box said 32 long. I took a chance because I knew I could modify the cylinder to soot the 32 magnums. I didn't have to do anything. The gun has no model stamped on it but it is a 32 magnum. I was thrilled to get it ! Pictures later today.....
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