WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Go down

WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Post by Mike38 on 11/4/2018, 9:21 pm

I just spent over an hour searching the net looking for loads for the .32 S&W Long Wadcutter using WST powder and cast 85 grain DEWC bullets. Not much luck at all. I loaded 20 rounds with 1.6 grains of powder, and got failures extract / eject at around 20%. I'm sure it's because the slide is not traveling fully reward. My next 20 rounds are loaded at 1.9 grains of WST, but haven't tried them yet.

Pistol works flawlessly with my standard load with 98 grain bullets and Titegroup, so it's not the pistol.

Anyone have a load data range, min-max, for this combination? Again, .32 S&W Long, 85 grain cast DEWC, WST powder. Thanks.

Posts : 297
Join date : 2016-09-15
Location : Illinois

Back to top Go down

Re: WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Post by Wobbley on 11/4/2018, 9:48 pm

Most is for a 98 WC.  For an 85 dewc, I’d load the max listed of 1.7 or use a different powder.  Winchester listed 1.4 231 with the 85 RN for 600 fps and 9600 cup.

Posts : 1757
Join date : 2015-02-12

Back to top Go down

Re: WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Post by robert84010 on 11/5/2018, 7:28 pm

When Don Nygord was selling Pardini HP's he recommended 1.5gr. of WST with a 98gr bullet.


Posts : 576
Join date : 2011-09-21

Back to top Go down

Re: WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Post by fc60 on 11/5/2018, 8:05 pm


Lapua offer an 83 grain commercial load suitable for autoloaders.

Might be a good idea to buy/mooch some and chronograph them.

This will give you a fairly reasonable "maximum" velocity.

Then, add powder to your cast bullet loads until the maximum velocity is met.

The best accuracy may be a lower velocity, saving wear and tear on the pistol.



Posts : 460
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : South Prairie, WA 98385

Back to top Go down

Re: WST powder, .32 S&W Long

Post by Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum