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Old November 20, 2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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0.32 cal, shell options

I'm thinking of buying a S&W 632, .327 magnum revolver. The 327 magnum shells are not so easy to find. What are my shell options? will it shoot any .32 caliber bullet? If so I could use the cheapest, lowest recoil, for target practice and keep the magnum's for HD.
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Old November 20, 2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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Out of the .327 You can fire:

.32 Smith & Wesson
.32 Smith & Wesson Long
.32 H&R Magnum

None of those are particularly available or cheap, though.
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Old November 20, 2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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I would just stock up on some .32 H&R from Georgia Arms--target and PD (jhp) loads--and enjoy. GA is very competitively priced. Like everyone else GA was backlogged--maybe doing better now? Great round(s) and gun you've chosen.
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Old November 20, 2009, 02:16 PM   #4
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None of those are particularly available or cheap, though.
I suggest finding a dealer who sells Aguila ammo; they offer a .32 Long 98gr LRN round that is quite accurate, and it generally sells for $12-$16/50rds.
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Old November 20, 2009, 02:19 PM   #5
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I won't run Aguila through any of my guns.
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Old November 20, 2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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Some people have reported being able to fire .32 ACP in .32 HR mag and .327 mag revolvers, although you might not get the most accurate performance and you might have extraction problems.

See here.
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Old November 20, 2009, 04:31 PM   #7
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I won't run Aguila through any of my guns.
Why?

Their .22LR ammo tends to be somewhat dirty, but I haven't found anything else wrong with it.
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Old November 20, 2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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About 50 years ago, I bought a 5 shot Iver Johnson "Owlhead" revolver. The seller handed me a partial box of cartridges and we fired a cylinder full. All fired OK. They were .32 auto. Did not extract very well. The proper cartridge was .32 S&W. So I suspect that the .32 auto would work if nothing else was available. Got married, money ran low, sold the revolver. I really liked it.
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Old November 20, 2009, 11:06 PM   #9
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With the general disclaimer that one should use only the ammunition intended for the gun, .32 ACP would probably work OK in that .327 S&W, though extraction might be a problem. Do not use .32 ACP in those old cast iron .32 revolvers, though; the .32 S&W runs only about 14k psi; the .32 ACP is 20.5k, in the same range as the .32 H&R Magnum. Nuf sed.

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Old November 21, 2009, 02:29 AM   #10
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32 caliber cartridges are about the most over priced centerfire factory ammo you can find. Learn to reload.
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Old November 21, 2009, 09:52 AM   #11
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He might find some of the other .32 revolver carts in something like a hardware store, little gun shop, etc. that might have been on the shelf for a long time just due to lack of demand. But they probably cost twice as much now.
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Old November 22, 2009, 08:41 PM   #12
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Hey Opinated....good news!

Just to let you know, Auction Arms has quite a few Iver Johnsos in .32 & .38 S&W at good prices. The ones where the owls "head" on the grip faces towards the barrel are usually black powder, facing towards the lower grip are smokeless. I got a few H&R and IJ and am happy with all. Good Luck
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