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Old December 29, 2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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32 H & R mag die question

i have a 327 mag revolver that i want to start reloading for. i used lee stuff normaly but they dont seem to make dies for the 327 mag yet. i can get a set of 32 h&r dies for cheap but i need to know if they will work for the 327. thanks

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Old December 29, 2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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I use the same Lee dies to load 32 long, 32mag and 327.
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Old December 29, 2010, 06:02 PM   #3
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I have been using Lee 32 H&R Mag dies for over a year now -- no problems. Even use the 32 mag factory crimp die. Have talked with a gunsmith who uses the same dies for his 327 mag.

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Old January 11, 2011, 11:44 PM   #4
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32 hr mag die

these guys are correct...32 H&R dies are used to reload 32 sw long ,32 hr mag and 327 fed mag
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Old January 12, 2011, 12:27 AM   #5
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Only difference will be that with the longer cases, the die won't size as far down the case walls, which really shouldn't be an issue anyway. My brother uses his dies for .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R, and .327 with no issues that I am aware of.
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Old February 21, 2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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can anyone tell me which is universal die for 32 cal,

Does buying HR mag dies are enough for all 32 Calibers? 32Long/32 HR/327 Fed mag? or is it 32 Long die set.
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Old February 21, 2011, 03:24 PM   #7
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Most .32 S&W Long die sets will work for .32 H&R and .327 Federal, but only the RCBS and Hornady die sets have been recently 'clearanced' to work specifically with the .327 Federal.

That being said....
I have had a lot of issues with Magtech and Starline .32 S&W Long brass in the RCBS .32L/H&R/.327 sizing die. It doesn't get sized small enough to have the proper neck tension for most bullets (even without being belled/expanded). It may not be an issue with the die, but an issue with elasticity of the brass.

So, I size my .32 S&W Long brass in a .32 S&W / .32 Auto die, and then expand the mouth with a Lyman 'M' die. (.32 H&R and .327 Federal are just fine in the RCBS dies.)

I shoot .32 Auto, .32 S&W, .32 S&W L, .32 H&R, and .327 Federal in my Blackhawk. To take care of all of them, I use different combinations of the following:
RCBS Carbide 3 die set, .32 S&W L/.32 H&R/.327
Lee .32 S&W 3 die set, (a combination of .32 S&W, .32 Auto, and .32 S&W L dies)
Lyman .32 S&W Long 'M' die
Redding .32 H&R profile crimp die
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