.327 Federal Magnum Revolvers

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Hurryin' Hoosier, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    .327 Federal magnum revolvers can fire .32 S&W shorts and longs and .32 H&R magnums - correct? Thanks.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes, albeit with reduced accuracy.
     

  3. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    +1 to this.

    The earlier cartridges have the same diameter, but shorter length and lower pressure than the .327 Federal Magnum, so they can be fired without harm.
     
  4. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    Thanks, buddy. (For a Spartan, you're okay!) :D
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Quick, someone say "GO BLUE!"
     
  6. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    Any time. =)

    Odds are, if you're asking about .327 Federal, you've got or are planning to get a Ruger SP101. How soon can we expect the range report?
     
  7. BILLYBOB44

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    NO NO NO -- Go Big Red....

    From THE Indiana University:p:eek::D
     
  8. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    You tell 'em, Billy! :D
     
  9. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    I'll let you know as soon as I can find some targets shaped like buckeyes! ;)
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Can I ask why you want an SP101 in 327 over one in 357?
     
  11. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    Actually, what I'm thinking about is a Taurus Ultra-Light snubby (either .327 Federal Magnum or .32 H&R Magnum) for both my wife's use and as a possible pocket-carry for me.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Will your wife shoot a 38? Are you looking for an extra round? I'm sorry, not trying to bash your caliber choice but I can't find a place for the 327. To me it doesn't answer a question that anyone was asking and it's expensive to shoot.
     
  13. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

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    She's about 2/3 afraid of a .38 and, also, has small hands. Another aspect in my thinking is that a .327 or .32 magnum (especially one in the Taurus Ultra-Light series) would be smaller and lighter and, therefore, better for concealed carry.
     
  14. Mr. Bluesky

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    One more shot, less recoil?

    To the OP, I beg of you, check out the Ruger. They make some of the best-quality firearms on the market, and the SP101 small-frame revolver was the development platform for the .327 Federal.

    Also, if you're going to carry a .32 caliber, make sure it's the .327 Federal. The smaller cartridges, both rimmed and rimless, simply lack the power necessary for personal defense.
     
  15. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Fair enough. I'd be surprised if you found much difference in felt recoil between a 38 and a 327 Mag. I have not personally shot the 327 so I could be wrong but I would still be surprised.

     
  16. Mr. Bluesky

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    The reviews say that the difference between .327 Fed Mag and .38 Spl is about the same as between .38 Spl and .357 Mag. So, not huge, but enough to be noticeable, especially in a snubbie.
     
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  17. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    The difference between a 38 and 357 is well worth noting in my book. What 38s are you shooting?
     
  18. Mr. Bluesky

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    Ah, yeah, the vast majority of the .38 I've shot has been +P. It's not a huge stretch from there to .357, though like I said, it's definitely noticeable.
     
  19. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I robbed this from Chuck hawks.
    pistol weight Recoil Enegy(lbs)
    38 Spec. +P (125 at 975) 2.25 2.9
    .357 Mag. (158 at 1250) 2.75 8.7

    32 H&R Mag. (100 at 1100) 2.0 2.7


    He didn't have a 327 on the list but I would imagine it would fall in bewteen a 32 H&R and a 38.
     
  20. Mr. Bluesky

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    Really, it's that much difference between the .38 +P and the .357? Never seems that way. Where does .44 mag fall?