Charter Arms .327 Federal Magnum

Charter Arms .327 Federal Magnum

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    Charter Arms .327 Federal Magnum

    I have seen an advertisement in the back of a gun magazine for the new Charter Arms .327 Federal magnum based on the popular Bulldog frame in a 2.2" barrel and a 4" barrel version with adjustable sights. Seems like at least one other manufacturer is taking notice of the new cartridge, I wished Ruger would make the SP101 .327 in a 2 1/4" barrel version and maybe without the hammer spur too. What do the rest of you think about the future of the new cartridge and what other guns would you all like to see produced?
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    The .327 looks interesting.

    The concept, as far as I can tell, is to pack 6 shots into a small sized revolver that would traditionally hold 5 shots, without sacrificing *too* much power due to the higher pressure of the new .327 cartridge.
    Calling it the "327 Magnum" is obviously trying to play on the reputation of the famous .357 Magnum, but we'll let the marketing department's dumb ideas slide.


    I guess what it really comes down to is: would you like to trade a few hundred ft/lb of muzzle energy for 1 more round in the cylinder?
    (The hottest .327 load I could find was around 440 ft/lb. The hottest "safe" .357 load I could find was pushing 750ft/lb.)

    For those that don't like the recoil of a .357 Mag in a lightweight revolver, it seems like an attractive alternative to .38 Special +P.
    But given the scarcity and high price of .327 Mag ammo (at least until it gains more popularity) I won't be considering one. Maybe if more manufacturers start making them and ammo prices start dropping....

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    Carbine

    As for me, I'd love to see the .327 in a lever action Marlin carbine or maybe a short and light single shot carbine like the H&R. I like the old Charters and I own an SP101, but I don't know if the cartridge will last. And don't forget that Charter gave the world the 9mm Federal.
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    That would be a neat camp carbine or even a farm gun to keep the coyotes, bobcats and foxes out of the chicken coop.

    Pete you are right about the scarcity of ammo, I have yet to see a box of .327 magnums.
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    If I wanted to waste money on another gun ( HE HE HE ) I would like to see it with a 6 " barrell and target sights, then I could carry it openly out in the woods for plinkin with the light 32 loads and have a couple of the full magnums just in case of the stray coyote etc it should easily have enough horsepower for things like that, including the stray 2 legged wolf.
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    I think it's a good idea, but I won't be trading in my .357 any time soon.
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    Seems to be a good cartridge, I snap a cap on a .327 occasionally; but mostly shoot the other .32's in the SP-101 .327.

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    Hey thanks, Captain Crunch for the photos!
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    My pleasure!


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