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Old October 19, 2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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.32 SW Long reload Info Needed

I have recently been gifted a .32 SW Long H&R 733 4 ich barrel revolver. I live in MA where internet sales of ammo is prohibited so I can't take advanage of
deals offered on the net.

Currently I have a local gun shop order me Aquilla .32 at 9.99 for 50. I am considering reloading but need a source of cheaply cast .32 bullets. Don't think I would consider casting as i a disabilties that requires a considerate amount of my time in treatment. Called the gun shop yesterday to order more ammo and
he told me to try in a couple weeks as his distributor is out

Anybody want to share cheap sources/methods of reloading this calibre?

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Old October 19, 2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Will your Masters allow you to order bullets?
Can you find powder and primers locally? (Hazmat shipping fees on ordering them will run up the cost considerably.)

Midway is a good source of reloading equipment.

You need a manual. Since Lee equipment is the least expensive, just as well get the Lee book at least to start.

A Lee Challenger press

The press includes a priming tool. You won't need the case lube for a straight pistol cartridge loaded with carbide dies.

Lee dies

The dieset includes a powder dipper and a charge table.


The .313" - .314" bullets of 90-100 grains are correct. The 71 grain bullets are for .32 ACP, the heavier ones are for .32-20.

There are a lot of other gadgets and gimmicks that will speed and improve the operation but these will get you started.
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Old October 19, 2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the sources. I have a local shop that has the powder, primer and bullets. His cost for bullets are too high. The Lee hand press and three set
die's are what I will be ordering from Midway.

Seen 1,000 bullets for about $45.00 with free freight (Barry's). Don't know
if I can improve upon this. I going to keep looking.
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