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Old March 11, 2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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I just bought my wife a Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum and I am looking for reloading data. I would like to load 85-100 grain Hornady XTP and/or Speer Gold Dot in the same weights. Info on the 32 S&W long would be helpful as well. I was hoping to not have a to buy new reloading manuals just for these 2 rounds. Does anyone know where I can get this load data without buying a new book? Thank you in advance.
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Old March 11, 2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Have you checked Hodgdon or any of the other powder sites for data?

Hodgdon shows data for 85gr and 100gr XTP bullets with several of thier powders.
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Old March 12, 2012, 01:38 AM   #3
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Go to the websites for Alliant, Ramshot, Accurate, Hodgdon, and any other powder company whose powder you use; and request their free loading guides. Or, such as in the case of Hodgdon and Alliant, you can use their online databases, too.

We also have a fair amount of data, and/or links to other people's data in several threads here:
A search:

Our primary thread for data or links:

For the XTPs, the best data is in the new Hornady manual, and the 2012 Hodgdon manual (and their website); but my favorite loads are posted in the thread linked above. (Though I may only have .32 H&R data posted.)
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Old March 12, 2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The Firing Line, nor the staff of TFL assume any liability for any damage or injury resulting from use of this information.

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14 gr Quickload predicts 7.3" barrel 1700 fps 29kpsi
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Try the "One book, one caliber" books.
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Old March 13, 2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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You might try the MDSmith web site. Their latest list does include the .327 mag. Also has some suggestions as to how to use the .32 H&R mag data for building .327 loads.

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