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Old November 26, 2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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Shooting my Stevens 32L Rim fire.

I had a hankerin to send some balls down range. Would like to see if this thing can shoot well enough to take it squirrel hunting.
I dont actually have access to any 32L Rim fire ammo. and if I did it would be way to expensive too actually shoot it.
Sooo, I purchased 6 cases from Dixie Gun works. These use 22 cal blanks as primers. Instead of black powder, I went with a light load of Trail Boss. Used Hornady .310 round balls.
Basically, You just tap the round ball on top of the case. With a dipper fill the case with powder from the primer hole, Insert a primer. Let er rip!!





I shot 18 rounds at a target 25 yards away across a chronograph. Makes a very nice load. I experience zero issues. All the shot were in the high 800's. At 25 yards they shot about 4 inches high. That should bring it down to at the sights at 50 yards or so. After adjusting my POA. I was very happy with the accuracy of this load.
Should make for some good squirrel medicine and fit right along with my Single 7. A sure cure when I need my 32 cal fix.







Was really fun, It feels good to keep an old work horse in the game.
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Old November 26, 2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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Very neat!
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Old November 26, 2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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That's very neat. I love my Crackshot in .22

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Old November 26, 2015, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
I am glad I ran them across the Chrony. When you shoot it, no way you think the bullets are going that fast.
800- 900 fps is more than fast enough for the task.
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Old November 26, 2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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Looks like you did a fine job of getting it all figured out! The results are impressive! Good luck with it and have fun! Tree Rats of America . . watch out!
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Old November 27, 2015, 03:38 PM   #6
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That is an excellent setup and a great idea, I wish there were more 32 cal rifles out there. I love the little 32 H&R and would love to get one of the Marlin levers if they werent so expensive. Thanks for sharing.
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