|June 3, 2012, 01:16 AM||#4|
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: 1B ID
RCBS, Hornady, Lee, and Redding dies will all work. Just make sure they are .32 H&R or .327 Federal dies. A few of those companies label their .327-capable dies for .32 S&W Long, also; but you need to make sure they are at least labeled for .32 H&R.
RCBS, Redding, and Hornady are now making dies labeled specifically for .327 Federal. However, there may be old stock on dealer/distributor shelves, that only has a label for .32 H&R. Same part numbers. Same dies. Different labels. Don't worry about it, as long as it's .32 H&R capable.
The RCBS part number for their 3-die carbide set is 21412, and is currently in-stock at Midway.
The Lee part number for their 3-die carbide set is 90809, and is also in-stock at Midway.
The Hornady part number for their 3-die carbide set is 546509, and is currently in-stock at Midway.
The Redding part number for their 3-die carbide set is 80162, and is currently in-stock at Midway.
My personal setup for .327 Federal (as well as .32 Auto, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, and .32 H&R) is as follows:
RCBS 21412 3-die set (labeled for .32 H&R)
Lyman M-Die (labeled for .32 H&R, but it's a universal die body with a caliber-specific expander button)
Redding Profile Crimp Die (labeled for .32 S&W Long, but sold as .32 H&R)
Lee 90696 3-die set (I only use the expander and crimp dies for .32 Auto / .32 S&W - it was cheaper to buy the set, than the single dies)
Everything gets sized in the RCBS sizing die.
Most things get expanded in the M-Die.
Most things get crimped in the Profile Crimp die.
It all gets fed to a .327 Blackhawk and a .327 GP100, with the occasional round going through a .327 SP101.
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|June 4, 2012, 08:06 PM||#5|
Join Date: June 4, 2007
Location: Upstate SC
I use a combination of dies for the 32 calibers. Everything gets sized in a Lee carbide die. Neck expansion and crimping are done with a Lyman 32 S&W set; these will load the stubby 32s as well. If the case is a 32 long or longer, I use the RCBS 32 ACP expander. All get loaded on an RL 450.
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