Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-01-2018, 08:21 AM
canoeguy canoeguy is offline
US Veteran
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Far Southwest Virginia
Posts: 1,372
Likes: 342
Liked 1,894 Times in 262 Posts
Default Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)

I'm gathering up all the stuff I need to hand load .32 S&W Long for my Pre-Model 30 (or is it Pre Model 31?) .32 S&W Long I frame revolver. Here's a pic of the revolver:



It shoots good with PPU 98 grain lead round nose ammo, with it I can hit a soda can every time out to 20 yards, so I would like to duplicate that performance. I have used Lee tumble lube molds with good results for .44 Magnum, 9MM and .38 Special. I am looking at the Lee mold 90311, TL314-90-SWC which throws a .314 diameter bullet. I would have to buy a .314 Lee push through sizer.

Anyone load for this bullet? Any recipes you would like to share? I will also buy some .32 cast lead bullets from Missouri Bullet Company to experiment with as well, so any pet loads you care to share would be appreciated.

This revolver will be used for target practice and maybe small game, nothing more dramatic than that. I'll leave the self defense role to my .357 revolvers...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-01-2018, 12:37 PM
mtgianni mtgianni is offline
Member
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SW MT
Posts: 3,378
Likes: 1,775
Liked 1,805 Times in 1,000 Posts
Default

At 2.0-2.5 gr of Red dot this is accurate and a puddy-cat to shoot. It is the only bullet I tumble lube.
__________________
Front sight and squeeze
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 08-03-2018, 07:07 PM
mtgianni mtgianni is offline
Member
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SW MT
Posts: 3,378
Likes: 1,775
Liked 1,805 Times in 1,000 Posts
Default

Forgot to mention mine is a similar Pre model 30 from the early 50's. Mine wears nickle and has Franzite grips and is not in a collectible condition but it is a shooter.
__________________
Front sight and squeeze
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-03-2018, 09:27 PM
jwk jwk is offline
Member
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 289
Likes: 77
Liked 196 Times in 91 Posts
Default

I like Lee moulds but I can't warm up to their tumble lube designs. They work but after they are lubed they look gunky to me. My 38 wadcutter isn't too offensive because it is seated flush. My 200 grain lswc for a 45 is just ugly and I feel bad putting them in my pistols. They work but I like pretty bullets in nice shiny brass cases. That's funny because I'll shoot a holster worn revolver or semi and not think twice about it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-03-2018, 10:03 PM
psween psween is offline
Member
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 30
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I use that bullet in a 31-1 and it does well. My mold drops at .314 and about 93 gn. using soft stick on wheflweight lead. I load 1.7 of Bullseye or TiteGroup and it duplicates factory loads for velocity and accuracy. I shoot them unsized with a light wipe of Lee liquid lube. The Missouri bullets are also good, but harder. Fun little gun in a fun caliber, and as cheap to shoot as .22 now.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 08-05-2018, 09:41 PM
Qc Pistolero Qc Pistolero is offline
Member
Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain) Anyone use Lee Tumble Lube mold for .32 S&W Long? (.314 dia. 90 grain)  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: 30min SE Montreal
Posts: 1,348
Likes: 137
Liked 891 Times in 518 Posts
Default

I cast some for one of my friends who shoots ISU.RCBS 2 cav mould WC;I don't size them anymore since they are more accurate that way(they come out at .3135).I surface lube them with White Lab Alox diluted 50/50 with mineral spirits and after 24/48 hours,I put them in an empty margarine container with baby powder.I get bullets that are non sticky and that leave the bore of my friends Sako shiny.
He regularky shoots 88 to 92 scores single handed at 25 meters(27 Yds)with them.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tumble Lube Lee bullets-resize or not? gehlsurf Reloading 33 08-04-2018 02:39 PM
How long do you tumble brass? HAWKEYE10 Reloading 62 06-10-2013 08:21 AM
Is it okay to tumble lube bullets other than Lee's 1sailor Reloading 8 02-18-2013 08:23 PM
bullet tumble lube jeremy82 Reloading 4 04-09-2012 11:42 AM
Group Buy for 200 grain SWC .358 Mold Landric Reloading 2 09-16-2009 07:40 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)