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Old August 15, 2000, 09:07 PM   #1
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As of this past weekend I'm a .32 Magnum owner. I've ordered a bunch of brass from Starline, but am having a harder time finding a good source of bullets, cast and jacketed. Who has the best supply and prices? Any suggestions welcome.
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Old August 15, 2000, 09:50 PM   #2
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They are practically giving away the brass.

The 32 mag is the most pressure under rated cartrige I can think of.

To load a 32 mag till the brass sticks when ejecting, is to load to 2 or 3 times book pressures.

If some one handed me 4 guns: a 44 mag, 357 mag, 41 mag, and a 32 mag and asked me to calculate the max pressure each gun could take, the 32 mag would be on top. That's not what SAAMI says
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Old August 15, 2000, 09:59 PM   #3
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Clark, I do indeed see the fine prices on .32 Mag brass, but can't find that they have the bullets anywhere.
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Old August 16, 2000, 01:46 PM   #4
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Clark. You might be right, if you are using a strong revolver like the Ruger. Remember though, the first handguns for the .32 H&R Mag. were made by H&R. I don't believe they are quite as robust as say the Ruger. Just a random thought on the subject.
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Old August 16, 2000, 08:27 PM   #5
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I'm just finishing up a box of 100grn swc from Consistant size and weight, I plan on ordering more.
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Old August 16, 2000, 10:21 PM   #6
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I also enjoy loading for a 32 Mag ( Ruger Single Six ) and have found the best bullets are from Hornady, I get mine thru Midway.

I have just started working up a load for the 60 grain Hornady HP slug, I suppose it was intended for loading 32 Auto, but the diameter is right for my Ruger.

I am getting velocities close to 1500 fps, and no flattened primers yet <s>

For lead bullets, Hornady 90 gr SWC are also available from Midway.

As I have been into casting bullets for about 50 years, I have a pile of bullet moulds, I have been having good luck with 32-20 bullets using hard lead and gas checks.

I have been able to duplicate 32-20 revolver preformance with the 32 Mag case quite easily.


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Old August 17, 2000, 12:38 AM   #7
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I cannot remember who recommended this to me, but, I have used Speer's 100gr RN-SP "plinker" (.308" designed for the .30 M1...) in a 30+ yr old SW .32 S&W Long revolver, with good accuracy!

best lead bullet used has been Speer's 98gr HB-WC also in the 32 Long.
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Old August 18, 2000, 08:05 AM   #8
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Speer's 100 gn hp's have provided the best accuracy (so far) with jacketed bullets tried in Ruger sp-101. They are commonly available from Midway, Midsouth, Natchez, Graph and sons.
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