327 Federal Magnum

327 Federal Magnum

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    327 Federal Magnum

    I really thought this round would have taken off.....I owned a Tarsus small 6 shot revolver..when they first rolled out...traded it off...not because i didn't like it..but a fellow liked more than me...I just never got around to purchase another one..and when I did ..they where gone...a owner of a LGS ..swears by the round and its capabilities...he carry's a Ruger SP101 in the caliber ....

    The concept of a 6 shot J frame ..and a 7 Shot "D" frame is a sound one..

    100gr 32 caliber bullet @ 1850fps ( barrel length ?) and the option of using 32 Longs and 32 H&R ammo...

    And the revolvers in this caliber are selling at premium + prices


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    Yeah, that .327 Magnum really deserves a measure of popularity. A lot of fun could be had with a .327 Magnum revolver. I have other .32 guns but no .327 Magnum. Best I can muster is a .32-20, which ain't half bad with "generously" but carefully assembled handloads.
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    I thought a lever gun and a revolver would make a nice combo out in the field.

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    Several years ago while browsing in the local sporting goods store, the dude behind the gun counter was packing a .327 mag revolver. I saw it and asked what he was carrying, but didn't get a close look. I don't remember the model, if he even told me. Anyway, I do remember not seeing any ammo for that caliber on the shelves. I assumed his revolver was loaded so he found some ammo somewhere. I wonder now, how available is the .327 mag ammo today?

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    I think it's just that it was never widely-enough used to develop a good reputation for stopping power. Too bad, because it's probably great in this regard and would make for a nice, compact six-shot with minimal recoil.
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    I saw some at the LGS a while back, 50 rd box american eagle soft point for 26 dollars.
    If it stays that way, my next purchase is a SW TRR8. /fingers crossed/
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    I see good availability on that caliber in the bigger box stores like Cabelas, Scheels, Gander, etc. Never see it at Wal-Mart. It's going to be a niche caliber, one I'd really like to like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madcap_Magician View Post
    I see good availability on that caliber in the bigger box stores like Cabelas, Scheels, Gander, etc. Never see it at Wal-Mart. It's going to be a niche caliber, one I'd really like to like.
    Surprisingly, saw a good stock at one busy LGS the other day -- both the 85gr low-recoil Federals and the 100 and 85 gr Am Eagles, as well as some selection of .32 H&R. Really like the .327 caliber, and hope they get back into production at some point.

    For the recoil issue, the hotter .32 H&R's like BB seem pretty good (in the trade-off between decent power and recoil), especially out of all-steel .327 guns. 'Course, .327 is not a low recoiling round, except compared to .357 mag. Still, .327 is not bad in the federal low-recoil rounds (85 gr), and handles tolerably well in the 100 gr standard pressure rounds (e.g., GDHP's).

    Hmmm ... Wonder how that S&W Pro (2" bbl) j-frame shoots …? Ya'll got me thinking again ......

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    My wife carries a J frame Smith in .32 S&W Long that I had the cylinder bored to accept the .32 mag. I handload a 85gr jhp with a pretty stiff load of Green Dot and it is pretty potent little gun. A gallon jug of water acts like a grenade went off inside it.

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    My mom carries a taurus 6 shot 327. Nice gun I've shot it before and now a want one. Nice and slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugo View Post
    Surprisingly, saw a good stock at one busy LGS the other day -- both the 85gr low-recoil Federals and the 100 and 85 gr Am Eagles, as well as some selection of .32 H&R. Really like the .327 caliber, and hope they get back into production at some point.

    For the recoil issue, the hotter .32 H&R's like BB seem pretty good (in the trade-off between decent power and recoil), especially out of all-steel .327 guns. 'Course, .327 is not a low recoiling round, except compared to .357 mag. Still, .327 is not bad in the federal low-recoil rounds (85 gr), and handles tolerably well in the 100 gr standard pressure rounds (e.g., GDHP's).

    Hmmm ... Wonder how that S&W Pro (2" bbl) j-frame shoots …? Ya'll got me thinking again ......
    I went through a brief phase where I really wanted one of these, and I did a lot of research. The 2" 632 Pro does lose a good chunk of velocity. The caliber was designed for a 3" barrel, and tolerances are pretty tight. You gain a lot from a longer barrel, and the 3" is the sweet spot.

    Still, even with a 150 fps loss or so, that's still a solid thumper with that all-important sixth shot.
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    I think it will be around for a while ... But it is a really nich round that was just looking for a reason to be ... There was no real expersed purpose to make this round ...


    After dealing with 5.7 for a long time ( back when only FN was making ammo for it ) I came to relzie I dont want to deal with a odd ball round unless I need it for a good reason... But hey if you can find it and like it good for you ...

    I would like to try it I will adment I miss out someone local was selling a jframe in it with like 600 rounds .. Should have grab that
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