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Old 02-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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Ruger Blackhawk in .327 Magnum

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Hand Ejector .32-20 Target (1915 production)

50 rounds each. The Blackhawk is a truck of a gun, it reminds me of my Ford F-250. Big and bulky, tuff as nails. The HE is thin and sleek and handles like a dream. The trigger on the Blackhawk is a little stiff as the gun only has about 200 rounds through it. The HE is lets say "experienced" and trigger is smooth, crisp and light. After shooting the Blackhawk the HE feels like a feather. Both guns are very accurate and handle well. The red dot King front site on the HE really makes it easy to pick up and as with all 6" K frames (for me at least) points very naturally. I have to be more deliberate with the Blackhawk. I have ordered a Hi-Viz red dot site for the gun and I think it will make a big difference. I tend to jerk the trigger more with the Blackhawk, which is not the gun's fault. I will see if the trigger gets smoother and lighter with more rounds through it.

I wish Smith would make a .327 version of a model 17, that would be an excellent trail/small game DA. The .327 cartridge rocks, I put two Guiness cans that had been filled with water and frozen out at 25 yards and there was no contest which cartridge hit harder. The .327 demolished the can, .32-20 put a good sized hole in it but was nothing like the .327.

If you have a shooter 16-4 think long and hard about having drilled to accept the .327.
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Neat thread Jim!

When the .327 came on the scene back in '08 I immediately jumped on the
bandwagon, being a .32 cal. fan since as far back as I can remember.

I then added the M632-1 when it was available, then a Charter Arms "Patriot", finishing
up with the M632-2, that I had on order for 18 months before it finally came in.

I would gladly wait another 18 months for a S&W K Frame
chambered for the .327 Federal Mag cartridge.

I like the fact that, while the round has good velocity, I can still shoot the .327's while
practiceing one handed point shooting. I've tried that with the .357 mag and
found one range session was enough for me and one handed practice
with that round. I wasn't as tough as I thought I was......
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Thanks. That was interesting and I enjoyed reading it very much. Loved the pics too!
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What's the bullet?

If your 327 comes with a gee-whiz super hollowpoint, and your 32/20 is factory 100 grain RNF, yeah, I can see why the 327 does more damage.

But if you load your 32/20 with Speer's 90 grain JHP, they might be a little more equal.

When the 32 H&R came out, I had some Federal 90 grain JHP ammo and some 115 lead RNF ammo, and golly gosh wow, the JHP did more damage to cans of water. Ain't that amazing, how a hollow point does more damage?
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Neat thread Jim!

When the .327 came on the scene back in '08 I immediately jumped on the
bandwagon, being a .32 cal. fan since as far back as I can remember.

I then added the M632-1 when it was available, then a Charter Arms "Patriot", finishing
up with the M632-2, that I had on order for 18 months before it finally came in.

I would gladly wait another 18 months for a S&W K Frame
chambered for the .327 Federal Mag cartridge.

I like the fact that, while the round has good velocity, I can still shoot the .327's while
practiceing one handed point shooting. I've tried that with the .357 mag and
found one range session was enough for me and one handed practice
with that round. I wasn't as tough as I thought I was......
You Better Eat Your Wheaties

Go to the range and shoot 5 rounds of .357 using two hands out of a Model 360PD, let us know how that went

I'm with you on the .327 and everything you have just posted.
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What's the bullet?

If your 327 comes with a gee-whiz super hollowpoint, and your 32/20 is factory 100 grain RNF, yeah, I can see why the 327 does more damage.

But if you load your 32/20 with Speer's 90 grain JHP, they might be a little more equal.

When the 32 H&R came out, I had some Federal 90 grain JHP ammo and some 115 lead RNF ammo, and golly gosh wow, the JHP did more damage to cans of water. Ain't that amazing, how a hollow point does more damage?
Same basic bullet, 100 grain JSP in the .327 and 100 grain lead Flatnose in the 32-20. I realize that the 32-20 could be loaded up to match the .327 but that might blow my 1915 gun (and Me) into shrapnel. The .327 is a much hotter cartridge in factory loadings. I love 32-20 and have get off my behind and load some up.
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How about the SW 632 Pro (no lock) 6 shot of 327 Federal.

Getting around 1300 FPS of Speer GD 115 (my loads) not gonna say what the 85 gr GD are doing.

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How about the SW 632 Pro (no lock) 6 shot of 327 Federal.

Getting around 1300 FPS of Speer GD 115 (my loads) not gonna say what the 85 gr GD are doing.


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