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Reloads for .32 H & R Mag

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Allen-MX8, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. Allen-MX8

    Allen-MX8 Member

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    Has anyone had any experience reloading the .32 H & R Mag?

    I recently purchased a S & W Model 632 chambered for the .327 Federal Magnum and due to the scaricity of .327 Mag ammo I think I will reload some .32 H & R Mags.

    I have some empty .32 H&R mag brass and some 85 Grain Hornady HP/XTP bullets.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Allen
     
  2. rbmtrap

    rbmtrap Member

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    You might try a more appropriate website like Firing Line or High Road.
     
  3. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Re; Hodgdon 2011 Annual Manual:

    Lil'Gun looks interesting..........85 gr HDY HP

    10.5 1163 13,700CUP 12.0 1263 16,800CUP
     
  4. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    FWIW, I loaded a BUNCH of .32 H&R some years ago, when it was new. Haven't loaded much lately. I was using 100gr RCBS & 115gr Lyman cast bullets and found I had to drive 'em fast to get good accuracy (too slow rifling twist I s'pect). Hefty dose of H110, won't tell you how much as it wasn't sanctioned anywhere.

    I suspect the 85 gr bullets wouldn't have the accuracy problem? As I remember when the cartridge first came out the Federal loadings were two, an 85 gr jacketed load that proved quite accurate and a 95 gr swaged lead SWC load that quickly gained a reputation of NOT real accurate, again.......slow rifling twist issues I s'pect?

    John C. Saubak
     
  5. plabels466

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    Allen, I have used H-110 with great results with jacketed bullets (95 through 115 grain) from Sierra, & Hornady. Tried 4 other powders but this powder was best by far. Check out Hodgen website for loading info....Good shooting.
    Pete
     
  6. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I loaded 10 gr AA#9 with the 85 gr HP.
     
  7. Allen-MX8

    Allen-MX8 Member

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    Thanks for your help everyone.

    I think I will use H-110, AA-9 or possibly HP-38. I haven't decided yet. I have all three powders.

    A March 1991 issue of Shooting Times magazine was complimentary of using H-110 and the gun was the S & W Model 16 (which I have also).

    Thanks again for the input.

    Allen
     
  8. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    ey Mx-8,
    I don't think you will find any load that shoots well in that m16...........
    so why don't you just sell it to me,and I'll take that burden off your back..

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  9. Allen-MX8

    Allen-MX8 Member

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    oskerspap12:
    Thanks for the offer, but I think I will keep it (Model 16) for a while yet.

    It really is nice to shoot. Actually I am working on a load for the new Model 632 however. And hopefully one that will shoot good in the Model 16 as well as the Model 632.

    Allen
     
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