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WTB Pardini 32 S&W Long Conversion

Post by gregbenner on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:16 pm

Looking for the conversion kit for a Pardini SP.  Perhaps someone wants to sell theirs to fund a 32 ACP?

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Post by fc60 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:31 pm

Greetings,

Not all Pardini SP's will accept a 32 S&W bolt.

If you have not verified this issue already, locate a fellow shooter that has a 32 S&W or 32 ACP and see if their bolt will fit into your receiver.

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Post by gregbenner on Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:33 pm

Dave, I was under the impression that the conversion kit was a complete barrel/bolt, much like my GSP?  Not sure what you are suggesting?

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Post by messenger on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:16 pm

gregbenner wrote:Dave, I was under the impression that the conversion kit was a complete barrel/bolt, much like my GSP?  Not sure what you are suggesting?
Take your bolt out of your gun. The side of your bolt will be either flat or rounded. I have two separate Pardini's. A Bullseye SP 22 and a HP 32 S&WL. I bought a 32 ACP conversion thinking I would be changing out with my SP. Nope. The ACP 32 conversion wasn't compatible with my 22. It would swap out with my S&WL. The ACP and S&WL bolts were flat on the sides. My SP 22 was rounded. 

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Post by gregbenner on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:27 pm

Bill, then you are saying neither your 32 ACP nor The 32 long will work since both bolts are flat?  So no conversions work on the SP?

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Post by messenger on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:37 pm

No, I shoot along side a few people that swap out HP ACP conversions with their SP 22's. They just vary from year to year. I would call Pardini down in Florida and give them the number off your frame. They can tell you what will work.

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Post by gregbenner on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:51 pm

Oh, I see.  Looking at the bolt on mine, it is more like 3 sided, all flat, definitely not a smooth arc.  Hope that makes some sense? Don't the conversion kits come with a different bolt? Or is that not the issue?

I will call Pardini Monday.  

Thx for the heads up guys!

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Post by messenger on Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:07 pm

When I say flat I mean the sides directly behind the counter weights are flat.

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Post by gregbenner on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:50 pm

Talked with Emil (sp?) at Pardini today, he said both the 32 ACP and the 32 long conversions will work fine on my SP (apparently mine is the most recent model).  Ultimately, I hope to get both.

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Post by messenger on Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:39 am

Unless you have access to H&N 100gr HBWC's I would suggest you go with the 32 ACP. I was about to give up but I was able to get some H&N's and it made a big difference in accuracy.

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Post by gregbenner on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:20 am

Thx Bill. I was able to get 1,000 H&N, but not a future supply.  Currently I use Fiocchi factory ammo at matches, it works fine in my GSP. Both Magnus and Lapua bullets seem to work ok for practice at 25 yds. I have lots of 32L brass as well, so no intention of giving up on the 32l.  However, my goal is to purchase the 32 ACP as well. In my advanced age I have convinced myself I can't have too many guns, and if I want to experience them i need them NOW (lol).  I have started thru the treatise on TT re: the 32 ACP, am hoping to get the correct reload stuff the first time.

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Post by messenger on Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:44 am

Save your H&N's for the long line. Just about anything else will work on the short line. When you shoot your commercial Fiocchi do not size the brass. Use the once shot brass to load your H&N's for the long line. It's very important not to deform the rear of the H&N when loading it. I have found them to be as accurate as the 32 ACP. The best load I have found is 1.55gr of N310 with a taper crimp.

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Post by gregbenner on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:28 pm

Thx again Bill.  I just received a Dillon Universal de-prime die which will not resize.  Should I not resize any of my brass?  The Magnus DEWC and the Lapua HBWCs are both .314 in size.

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Re: WTB Pardini 32 S&W Long Conversion

Post by robert84010 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:13 pm

If you can get a Dave Wilson 32 long barrel you can use the Speer 98gr. My test targets are a little better using the Speer than the H&N. Not a big difference, 7 of 10 shots are about .8" for both bullets. H&N had one that was a little farther out than the Speer group.


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Post by gregbenner on Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:48 pm

robert84010 wrote:If you can get a Dave Wilson 32 long barrel you can use the Speer 98gr. My test targets are a little better using the Speer than the H&N. Not a big difference, 7 of 10 shots are about .8" for both bullets. H&N had one that was a little farther out than the Speer group.

Would I be correct that that barrel is a bit smaller in diameter?  I purchased some .314 Speer HBWCs but they measure more like .311:suspect:.  Are you suggesting in a tighter bareel they would shoot better?  That does make sense.  Dave is very busy .......

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Post by robert84010 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm

Yes to your first question. But it's the twist rate of his barrels that has the greater affect. I believe mine is a 10 twist and .311" so I could use the .312". I am not suggesting a tighter fitting bullet in a factory barrel would shoot well, maybe better than what you see now but not like a faster twist barrel (10:1) that fully stabilizes the long 98 or 100gr bullets.

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Post by messenger on Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:20 pm

gregbenner wrote:Thx again Bill.  I just received a Dillon Universal de-prime die which will not resize.  Should I not resize any of my brass?  The Magnus DEWC and the Lapua HBWCs are both .314 in size.
I resize just my short line loads that I shoot cheaper cast bullets. I also use an over sized case expander plug. Midway sells them for the Lee expander die for around $6. All my 32 dies are Lee.  The hollow back H&N just shoot better in once shot unsized brass. This keeps from deforming the skirt on the rear of the bullet. I tried to get one of Dave's fast twist barrels but he no longer offers them. 

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