.327 Federal Magnum

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rifling82, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've been doing a little research on the .327 Magnum. Looks like a pretty good round. What's your thoughts on it?
     
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  2. hiwall

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    Its very hot (high pressure)45,000 psi.
    When I built my .32 H&R Mag rifle I almost chambered it for .327 mag. In the end I decided to stick with the .32 mag.(I already had 2 single actions in that caliber).
    Most 327's will also shoot .32 H&R mag, .32 S&W long & short, and .32 auto.
     
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  3. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've noticed there's not many revolvers out there chambered in it except Ruger LCR and SP101, Charter Arms use to have an offering as well as S&W but they never really caught on
     
  4. IowaShooter

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    Would a revolver chambered in .327 be able to fire just about any .32 cartridge?
     
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  5. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Whoops.. I see Hiwall's post... Thx
     
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  6. partdeux

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    5 different rounds can be fired in a LCR 327. It has become my wife's fav carry firearm. Light recoil .327 to hard hitting .32 H&R Mag
     
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  7. EclecticShooter

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    It's neat. It's kind of a modern .32-20. I'd get itbin a Ruger Single Seven or SP101 personally.
     
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  8. freefall

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    So I talked to a guy, he said it's loud and nasty. True, not?
    I'd like TLMrs to try one, but I'm tired of buying guns for her to try.
     
  9. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah, I've heard its loud but I guess there's not as much felt recoil as .357
     
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  10. Dallas53

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    I think it's great round with lots of possibilities going for it. Awesome ballistics and gently recoil. I see it being a viable option for those who are recoil sensitive, or of smaller stature, or as great option for some of the really lightweight revolvers.

    Personally, I have no desire or reason to search one out to buy, but, if one came along at smoking deal, I'd probably buy it, just to have one.
     
  11. bluez

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  12. Rifling82

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  13. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Since the round is not so common though prices are still high...o_O to be that would keep me with more standard rounds
     
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  14. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah you wouldn't want to shoot all day unless you reloaded
     
  15. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I haven't found ammo to be particularly expensive. you won't find the smoking hot full ammo can deals. Wife occasionally shoots it for practice, but will shoot her 9mm for competition and general practice. I'm on the fence if I want to reload it, but with only a couple hundred rounds a year, it doesn't make sense.
     
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  16. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ammoseek search,cheapest is 38 cents a round.... that's almost 3x the price of 9mm.... No it's not gonna break me but it is pretty expensive
     
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  17. Gatoragn

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    Ruger made some Blackhawks in 327 also, but not in production currently. Usually it takes a distributor asking for/ willing to buy a set quantity for Ruger to make "unique" models.

    I have seen pictures of Bearcats that have been converted to 327.
     
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    Hummm. A .327 GP-100 rechambered to .30 Reese (.357 Mag necked down and trimmed to 1.165") or .30 Badger (.38 Special necked down with 7.62x25mm dies)?
     
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  19. Ingramite

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    I've had exactly one Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum so I'm not even qualified as an internet expert.

    I knew I would be undergoing shoulder surgery and would be gimpy afterwards.
    At the same time I just happened to run across a great pawnshop deal where the manager felt compelled to warn me that it was an "off caliber " revolver. She made dead sure that I understood that this was not a gun that someone normal would buy.

    The whole time I'm thinking that the .32 would be soft shooting, and it was.

    Having 6 rounds was also a plus.

    At this point I have to divorce the caliber from the revolver. See, .327 chambering in anything other than a Ruger is very rare. So you'll probably end up with a Ruger.

    Mine went back to Ruger and came back with all new guts. I have to say that their Customer Service is top notch. All of that for just shipping. A lifetime warranty on a pawnshop pistol. Who can complain about that? Me.

    I'm used to S&W revolvers. The difference between the two pistols is like the difference between a Ferrari and a Russian dump truck.

    Well, I polished my Russian dump truck. I completely dehorning, removing all sharp edges. I shined up the guts till the trigger was as smooth as it was going to be.
    In the end? I transformed my Russian dump truck into an East German dump truck. Even the mirror finish couldn't melt my cold cold heart.

    I have traded it away.
    Now I have all of this crazy ammo and no gun to chamber it.

    My advice?
    If you reload and like delivering potatoes to the vodka plant....go for it.
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  20. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah I'm a S&W guy also, not a huge fan of Ruger
     
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