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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by sharpshooterbjp, Jul 6, 2012.
Which is more powerful cartridge .32Long or .22 LR?
Im assuming you mean .32 rimfire
Depends on what the 22lr is coming out of. With super short barrels like in a ccw sized pocket gun 32 is better if the 22lr is coming out of a rifle barrel its better.
Neither is a good round for self defense. Smallest i personally carry is a 380acp
No such thing as a 32 LR. The two most common .32s are .32 Auto and .32 S&W.
Let us know what round you are looking for, we can get you the specs.
Yes there is .32 LR Rimfire, which is more powerful .22 0r .32 don`t know.............
my book shows the .32 long rimfire ay 179 ft lbs energy and the 22 at up to 191 ft lbs. Many many different loads for the 22 but only one for the 32.
I wanna know about 32s&w
It's actually pretty close to a wash. The .32 S&W was originally a black powder cartridge, and current loadings are pretty darned close to that, at about 93-115 ft lbs of energy. Some 22s are loaded rather hot, with figures around 200 ft lbs- but THOSE figures are usually for a rifle.
The .22 LR gets its max velocity in a 12-16 inch bbl, so from a handgun, it would be much less. The .32 S&W is pushing a bullet that weighs about twice what the 22 is shooting.
This is one you could argue either way, but they are pretty close. FWIW, there USED to be a round called the .32 Extra Short. Had the bullet of a .32, and the powder charge of a .22 Short. That is pretty useless.
Gents: Yes, there WAS a .32 LR rimfire (different from the .32 Long Rimfire) but the .32 LR rimfire has been out of standard production since about 1905. The .32 Long rimfire was in production from 1861-1961 (Union Metallic loaded it for 2 more years after that), and there have been one or two special runs of it
Thanks a lot for your information