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#1106063 - 12/14/09 07:49 PM .327 Federal Magnum
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I bought a Taurus M327 in .327 Federal Magnum. I was wondering can I shoot 32 Auto.


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#1106084 - 12/14/09 07:56 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: millwrightdude]
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I doubt it, 32 ACP does not have the rim. If it was recommended you would still need a moon clip.

BTW congrats I want a .327 mag bad.

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#1106155 - 12/14/09 08:16 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: millwrightdude]
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I have some Remington express pistol & revolver ammo that I had in the gun safe. I think it does have the rim


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#1106168 - 12/14/09 08:19 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: helomech]
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I hope the cartridge stays around, I'd like to have it in the SP-101, but don't want to buy it if ammo won't be commercially available.

I wouldn't shoot the 32 ACP in it. The bullet diameter of the ACP is .309 while the 327 is .312. Confusing I know, since none of them are technically 32 caliber, but then again the 44 is not actually a .44, a .38 is not a .38, and the newfangled 460 S&W would blow up if you tried to stuff a .46 caliber bullet down its tube. Basically the result is that you would not get a good seal in the bore and accuracy would suffer terribly. Plus I can't imagine that .32 ACP is any cheaper than .32 S&W or .32 S&W Long, which both use the same diameter bullet as the 327 (ballistically the same relationship as the 38 Spl and 357 Magnum).

Clear as mud?

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#1106275 - 12/14/09 08:56 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: millwrightdude]
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Originally Posted By: millwrightdude
I bought a Taurus M327 in .327 Federal Magnum. I was wondering can I shoot 32 Auto.


According to Chuck Hawks, "Any .327 Mag. revolver can also fire .32 H&R Mag. and .32 S&W Long cartridges, much as any .22 Long Rifle revolver can also fire .22 Long and .22 Short cartridges. The reverse, of course, is not true. A .327 Mag. revolver could also safely fire .32 S&W (short) cartridges, although why one would want to do so is another matter".

http://www.chuckhawks.com/327_federal.htm

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#1106295 - 12/14/09 09:02 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: Armadillo Tacos]
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I read that earlier today, Thats why I thought I would ask, Because it does not say anything about auto ammo. The box of Remington ammo says express pistol & revolver.


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#1108246 - 12/15/09 04:16 PM Re: .327 Federal Magnum [Re: millwrightdude]
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Originally Posted By: millwrightdude
I read that earlier today, Thats why I thought I would ask, Because it does not say anything about auto ammo. The box of Remington ammo says express pistol & revolver.


There are revolvers out there that shoot 32ACP, so the box is technically accurate. I have an 1895 Nagant Revolver with a 32ACP cylinder and it is a fun little gun.


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