Has the Love Affair with the 32 died?

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Has the Love Affair with the 32 died?

Post by fc60 on 10/21/2018, 8:06 pm

Greetings,

Surfing the "BaloneyNet", I was surprised to find that brass and bullets for the 32's are in short supply.

The only 32ACP brass I could find was StarLine.

With the 32 S&W Long, StarLine and Lapua only. No Remington.

Moving on to the 32ACP Hornady XTP bullets (60 and 85 grain), most vendors are sold out and the comment is "Seasonal Run".

Could not find much choice in 32 HBWC bullets. Lapua 98 is available; but, no Speer. Speer is often quoted as "Seasonal Run", also.

Lots of cast bullets for those that like them.

I did find several Brands of commercially loaded ammo. Lapua, MagTech, Fiocchi, S&B, and GECO. The GECO website listed several shops near me and I will have to ask if they can order some in.

Commercial ammo always shoots X-ring at 50 yards, yes?

Cheers,

Dave
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Post by zanemoseley on 10/21/2018, 8:22 pm

Is the Baloneynet a code name for Al Gore's interwebs lol.

On your recommendation I picked up 425 pieces of new Remington brass off Gunbroker. Can't find any more though.

The Speer Plinkers are a pain to find. I finally located 700 of them and snatched them up so I can use them on my swaging setup I ordered. Dillon told me they expect the next production run in December. I'll be picking up a few thousand so I don't run out for some time.

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Post by desben on 10/22/2018, 8:45 am

A few local shooters use the supposedly excellent H&N 32 HBWC bought from Cibles Canada Targets. The rumor around these parts is that the owner Jocelyn won't be importing them anymore: too much paperwork and hassle.

In a few years' time, reloaders may have to rely on cast bullets for the 32 S&W Long...
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Post by Chris Miceli on 10/22/2018, 8:51 am

after i win this 1.6 billion lottery i'll be sure to manufacture them
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Post by Dcforman on 10/22/2018, 8:56 am

Chris Miceli wrote:after i win this 1.6 billion lottery i'll be sure to manufacture them
Along with funding Larry Nelson's 32 ACP conversion?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 10/22/2018, 8:57 am

Dcforman wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:after i win this 1.6 billion lottery i'll be sure to manufacture them
Along with funding Larry Nelson's 32 ACP conversion?
Did you say Chris Miceli's 32 acp conversion ?
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Post by zanemoseley on 10/22/2018, 9:10 am

Lol, I've got 5 number for the 1.6 billion drawing. I'll be sure to fund both the .32 conversion and start swaging good .32 bullets.

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Post by bruce martindale on 10/22/2018, 9:44 am

Hornady had superb .314  90 gr hbwc, they are no more. Anyone have their ear?

Speers are dimensionally random and led to spectacular long line wins and crashes.

Commercial ammo I found was 312, might as well throw rocks from a 314 barrel. Brand W , what were you thinking?

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Post by Dcforman on 10/22/2018, 10:36 am

Chris Miceli wrote:
Dcforman wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:after i win this 1.6 billion lottery i'll be sure to manufacture them
Along with funding Larry Nelson's 32 ACP conversion?
Did you say Chris Miceli's 32 acp conversion ?
Ha ha. Nice...

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Post by gregbenner on 10/22/2018, 11:43 am

I called Speer a couple months ago, asked if they had any intention of stopping, or reducing production of the Plinker bullet. They said no, that production was based on demand, although sometime a little slow to react.

I think that as many have realized how accurate the Plinker is out of the box (particularly the SL), and how easily it can be “bumped’ to a superb LL bullet, that availability is temporarily in short supply. I bought 9k last time from Dillon, probably didn't help any.pig

T&B offers an excellent, and inexpensive lead SWC for ACP, and is currently experimenting with a coated bullet which might be even better. 

It seems there are substantially more posts/threads re: the 32 recently than in the past, at least since I joined, so I would posit the love affair is growing❤️

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