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New Federal .327 Magnum Cartridge / New Ruger SP101 .327 Fed Magnum : MERGED

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    Hopefully you can have your .32 H&R bored out and it'll work. Buying a new gun to get this caliber would be a waste of money IMO. If I had a .32 H&R already I might get the chambers lengthened to shoot this stuff, but I have no intentions of buying one of these things...That's a tiny bullet!

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    I think it's an interesting idea. Some people may prefer the lower recoil in a small revolver and still be close to a 357.

    Plus its got a catchy name, just begging for a nickname like "327 smallblock." :)
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    The 32 H&R at full throttle will offer any recoil you need.

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    I think it is too light to not kick like a mule, and illegal in some states for small game.

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    "The new .327 Federal Magnum offers muzzle energy twice that of .38 Special +P loads"

    That's a bit of a stretch.

    The Chevy small block 327 was a great engine, perhaps the number will work with this round. If it'll make for more bullets on the market for me to try out in my .32-20's then I'm all for it.

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    Sounds like a 'vette all right. Only question is Corvette or Chevette? To me this looks like another answer to a quesiton nobody asked.
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    S&W has offered a six round J-frame in .32 H&R Magnum for about fifteen years now, as has Ruger with its SP-101. The new round extends the performance of this concept. I doubt if it will catch on because few people get excited about a .32 for self-defense. As stated above, the .38 Special +P personal protection round fills the niche nicely.

    That said, I always thought it would be interesting to see a new revolver cartridge at a true .350 caliber, loaded to +P standards, fitted in a revolver slightly larger than the J-frame so that it could hold six rounds. With the right people behind it, it could sell and finally displace the .38 Special, which, after all, is originally a blackpowder round. With modern powders all that case space is not needed to find good performance out of a J-frame snubby.

    Maybe someone out there who can do something about this development is reading my post. The idea is now in public domain. Let the R&D begin.

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    New Ruger SP101 .327 Federal Magnum

    Anybody planning on getting one of these?

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammunition/st327_110707/

    Got these stats from Federal's website:

    The ammunition will be available in three loads:
    • PD327HS1 H: Federal Premium 85-gr Hydra-Shok™ JHP
    (1330 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)
    • AE327: American Eagle® 100-gr SP
    (1400 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)
    • 23914 : Speer 115-gr Gold Dot® HP
    (1300 fps muzzle velocity in 3-1/16” barrel)

    A small six shot revolver that shoots a 115 grain bullet at 9mm +P+ velocity (with better sectional density) may be a neat little gun to have. The article indicates that it penetrates VERY well, 13" - 16" in various media, with expansion to .40 - .65.

    Ruger and Federal developed the cartridge, so the Ruger is the first gun to chamber it. Personally, the idea of 6 of these hot little rounds in an Airweight J frame kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and would be the heck out of a .380 in the pocket! I like the extra round over the .38 special, too.

    Plus, ".327 Magnum" sounds cool..... (Like a hot Chevy smallblock)
    Slow is smooth.....smooth is fast.

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    Does look like an interesting package. However I think I will stick to my 45 for now. But if you do jump on the band wagon I would love to read a range report.
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    i agree it does look interesting!

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    reads like a dream come true....but...i'll stick to a .45, thank you.
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    Sounds very intriguing. I'll wait for the compact model---high 20oz weight seems to much. Put that in a S&W 13oz airlight type and I spend my $'s for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    Sounds very intriguing. I'll wait for the compact model---high 20oz weight seems to much. Put that in a S&W 13oz airlight type and I spend my $'s for that.


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    sounds very useful i think.
    i really like the 32 HR magnum round, and i always thought it was a good choice for some uses. i have a ruger single six in32, but i have thought about getting one of the SW 32 mag j frames. this definitely raises the bar somewhat.
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    It does sound like an interesting combination. But I'm the type to wait and see how it does. If a market doesn't develop then getting ammo, etc will be difficult. And I'd like to see some actual results from the .327, how it performs in the real world.
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