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Old June 20, 2000, 08:03 PM   #1
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Anybody loading this cal and have favorite load?Picked up a S&W I frame in this cal.

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Old June 22, 2000, 08:50 AM   #2
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Bob, if you will e-mail me your address I have some old loading books on that caliber, they go back about 40 years. Can copy that data and send it to you.

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Old June 22, 2000, 10:15 AM   #3
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Be VERY careful using information out of old loading books!

In many cases the powders are different enough that old loads can be dangerously hot!

I found this out the hard way with my S&W I-frame.

I loaded up some rounds using Unique and lead bullets, that the book (A Speer 2nd Edition) told me would give me about 800 fps. out of a 4" barrel.

I was shooting over a chronograph, and after I finished the first 5 shot string (I knew they were hot!), instead of 800 fps I was getting just over 1,000 fps, or touching .32 Mag. territory!

The newest Hornady manual has loads for .32 Long, I believe, as does the manual available on Winchester's Website.

I suggest you check out these sources first, as well as the websites for Hornady and Alliant, BEFORE resorting to old manuals.

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Old June 22, 2000, 10:15 AM   #4
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(deleting a double tap...)

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