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Old 02-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default 32 S&W Long question

I have a box of 50 Fiocchi 100 Grain lead wad cutter cartridges.
My questions: Can the wad cutter brass be reloaded with regular 32 S&W bullets? I'm asking because the wad cutters bullets are crimped.

I have one of the chamber inserts that allows 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, 32 ACP and 32 H&R mag to be shot thru a 308 rifle. Mine is a H&R Handi Rifle.
I would like to reload these 32 long with a charge suitable for a rifle. I have 85 gr bullets and Blue Dot powder. Does anyone have load data or how can I calculate safe data?

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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If you are careful when decapping and sizing the brass so you don't let it crack or split you should be OK. Also, after decapping and sizing you may want to check the length, and trim it if need be, because it may be stretched a little.

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What he said ^^^. Crimp will go away when you shoot them. Not much stretch to a straight walled case. Keep loads mild- rifle may take it, brass may not. I have a couple of older S&W I frames that shoot .32 long, and it is no easy to find. From a revolver, was a GREAT target load.


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I am not seing any data for Blue Dot. This does not surprise me. Blue Dot is for larger capacity cases. M.D. Smith has some interesting data

Yes, the crimp will smooth out in firing.


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