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Old 09-24-2018, 08:12 PM
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Picking up an older Colt Police Positive Special 6" bbl in 32-20 (know its not a Smith, but getting into the older revolvers, both Colts and Smiths). Currently casting 90 SWC, but expect to also cast 90-100 grn RN/SWC and 115 grn SWC. May also cast some WCs.
What loads are you using with like bullets? Nothing but a fun gun to kill paper with. Anything that is paper accurate and won't beat the old gun up, but will let me enjoy shooting it. Thanx
PS: I have a lot of the manuals, and Load Data subscription. Just looking for personal loads that you have found to work well.

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You might look at a current Lyman cast bullet manual. I think all three cartridges are covered, including mild loads for each.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:18 PM
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They are, but real issue is, mostly rifle data. I have all the Lyman books + subscribe to Load Data. A lot of other stuff on the net. But a bit challenging to find low end data that will shoot decent and not beat an old collector gun up.
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5.0 grs. Unique
4.2 grs. HP-38
3.9 grs. Red Dot
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I'm shooting 98g SWC cast/ 3.5g Tite Group, book says 1000fps.
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I am using 3.2 grains W231 with 100 grain SWC. Shoots fine for me.
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Thanx all! Exactly what I am looking for! Red Dot keeps popping up. May need to get me a pound. Used to keep it for shotgun loads, but go much lighter on them now and not RD. See Titegroup in a lot of new cast load data, just not tried it yet. Still a lot of BE/Unique and have to get more HP-38 as I am low a LOT of my stuff likes it!
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3.5 to 4.0 grains of Unique under a 115 grain flat nose bullet works well in my .32-20s.

ALWAYS cross check any load data that you obtain from the Internet in a reloading manual!!!
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The Colt PP Special is probably the lightest frame gun built in .32-20, so you are wise to keep your loads on the light side, both for safety and comfort in shooting.
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This ole gal handles 4.0 231 just fine. My Ruger in 32/20 shoots the same load. Been working just fine for me.

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Trailboss works wonderfully and fills the case so there is no chance of a double load. I think about 2.5 grains but check the Hodgens website for handgun loads.

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Thanx all! Exactly what I am looking for! Red Dot keeps popping up. May need to get me a pound. Used to keep it for shotgun loads, but go much lighter on them now and not RD. See Titegroup in a lot of new cast load data, just not tried it yet. Still a lot of BE/Unique and have to get more HP-38 as I am low a LOT of my stuff likes it!
During the 2013 powder shortage Bullseye was not to be found but three pounds of Red Dot were on the dealers shelf so I bought 2 and gave it a good try in cast bullet handgun loads , good powder in that application , have bought more and like it.
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I used Red Dot to load up some 38sp cast WCs one time. Loads
shot very well. I never loaded them again because they were the
dirtiest load I ever came up with. I think it came out of a Lymam manual. I used Unique before Tite-Group. I still use 6.0g Unique
& 100gr FN cast for my 32/20 levers. *** This is not to be used in revolvers**** strictly a rifle load.
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I use 3.2 grains of HP38, under a 100 grain lead round nose, I am currently working up a load for Red Dot. Since there is no data for Red Dot, I will most likely start around 2.5 grains and work up.... These are mild loads for my S&W hand ejector revolver circa 1920...I take it easy on these old timers....
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I have always used 3.0 Bullseye and a 100 grain lead .312 Cowboy bullet. Fairly mild, but that's how I roll them in about every caliber.
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