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Walkalong.. 32-20 question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JLDickmon, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. JLDickmon

    JLDickmon Member

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    what brand of brass do you prefer?

    I'm loading the last of my Starline tonight, and I've smushed the mouths of half a dozen cases by having them stick to my fingers (case lube) and driving them into the rim of the die..

    Then I got looking at it.. Now I know 32-20 isn't the heaviest brass in the known universe, but this stuff is like tinfoil..
     
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    I am using Starline brass. I have only ruined a couple of cases, and it was my fault. I just bought 500 more not long ago.

    Earlier this evening I loaded 25 of my old cases with a new load to try. Hopefully I can do that one afternoon this week.

    I let go of my cases long before they get to the die. As you know, it is quite easy to push/pull them out of line and ruin one.

    When sizing I go slow and rarely have a problem. The cases I have ruined have been when I was going too fast and being careless.

    It has been so long since I have had anything but Starline .32-20 cases I have no idea how they match up to other brands as far as neck wall diameter. Maybe someone else can help us out.
     
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    hmmmpf.

    I was hoping you'd say Remington or Federal..

    Ah well..

    tell me about the new load!
    This for that S&W you have?

    I'm trying the first load for those 78 gr Missouri's I got last week.
    Trying 6.3 gr of Blue Dirt
     
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    A Berrys 83 Gr HBWC loaded to 1.365 OAL with a WSP primer and 4.2 Grs of True Blue.

    4.0 Grs gave me 691 FPS powder back, and 603 FPS powder forward. 77 Degrees and 75% RH.

    This was in my S&W Model of 1905 Target in .32-20. It has a slower barrel than my standard 6 "1905. (In the neighborhood of 50 to 75 FPS slower on average)

    I have absolutely no data to back this up. Use at your own risk.
     
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    Ever try Trail Boss or Tin Star?
     
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    I have tired them both in .32-20. Neither work well with plated bullets in .32-20.

    Trail Boss does work well with lead in .32-20, but I have not tried the N32C with lead yet.
     
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    I can't believe I got to try these out on a live target already..

    They will kill a possum at eight feet..
     
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