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.32 S&W short in a .32 S&W long?

Post by Mike38 on 4/16/2018, 2:07 pm

Has anyone tried and were successful at shooting a .32 S&W short round in a semi automatic pistol chambered for .32 S&W long wadcutter? I have this hair brained idea to try loading the .32 Hornady 60gr XTP bullet in a short case and trying it. The OAL of a .32 S&W short with RN bullet is .920. The OAL of a .32 S&W long wadcutter is .920. Think it will work?
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Post by dronning on 4/16/2018, 2:11 pm

2 possibilities: Boom or BOOM Smile
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Post by messenger on 4/16/2018, 3:11 pm

What dronning said. Don't do it unless you have real good disability insurance and want to retire early.

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Post by Wobbley on 4/16/2018, 3:34 pm

Well, you’re on your own for data. So, before I’d go off on that tangent I’d seriously consider getting a S&W K 32 or a Thompson-center Barrel in 32 SW and trying it out in that. If that goes BOOM you haven’t destroyed a $2000 Target Pistol. It looks like maybe 1.5 -2.0 gr. You’d also need to load up 10 or so dummies to see if they’ll feed.

Good luck
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Post by Mike38 on 4/16/2018, 5:23 pm

Well, I kind of like my fingers, so maybe I'll pass. I figured that being the S&W long's parent case is the S&W short, it may just work. What exactly would be the cause of a Boom? Too much leade?
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Post by fc60 on 4/16/2018, 5:41 pm

Greetings,

I tried it once.

The resultant groups were not acceptable.

They held perhaps the nine ring at 50 yards.

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Post by spursnguns on 4/16/2018, 5:45 pm

Hello,

My experience with .32 accuracy in revolvers....

   .32 shorts fired in a long's chamber = poor accuracy
   .32 longs fired in a magnum's chamber = poor accuracy

Jim
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Post by Mike38 on 4/16/2018, 7:23 pm

fc60 wrote:
I tried it once.

The resultant groups were not acceptable.

My guess would be the too long of a leade caused the suffering of accuracy. Thank you for the reply.
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Post by john bickar on 4/16/2018, 10:42 pm

messenger wrote:unless you have real good disability insurance and want to retire early.

I can tick both of those boxes. Do you have a newsletter I could subscribe to?
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Post by desben on 4/17/2018, 5:15 am

38 special wadcutters and 9mm can have the same OAL too. Laughing But the rimless rounds keep falling too deep in the cylinder...
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Post by messenger on 4/17/2018, 5:39 am

john bickar wrote:
messenger wrote:unless you have real good disability insurance and want to retire early.

I can tick both of those boxes. Do you have a newsletter I could subscribe to?
LOL, Good one!
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