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Post by Steve K on 1/22/2020, 11:20 pm

Has anyone shot 32 ACP in a S&W 16-4 for Bullseye? I hear a lot of talk about the 32 ACP for the long line and I am wondering if it has been tried.

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Post by radjag on 1/22/2020, 11:32 pm

I started a thread on this same issue in May 2019:-
https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t12363-32acp-revolver?highlight=32+acp+revolver
 
And more recently asked about long line loads for my 16-4:-
https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t13784-32-revolver-load-for-long-line?highlight=32+acp+revolver
 
The problem is extracting ACP brass from the cylinder - it seemed to me that an easier solution is just to create JHP loads in 32 rimmed cases. I've been away over the winter, but will get back back soon and have ordered some 32 Magnum Starline brass and intend to experiment with Hornady 85 and 100 grain JHP's over Power Pistol and/or other powders.
 
I will report my results in due course.

I guess that this thread would better be located in "Ammunition".

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Post by Steve K on 1/23/2020, 11:11 am

Thanks for the information. I look forward to your report.

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Post by james r chapman on 1/23/2020, 11:15 am

Anyone with an extra 16
Cylinder could machine it for moon clips


(Fat chance!)
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Post by James Hensler on 1/23/2020, 3:42 pm

james r chapman wrote:Anyone with an extra 16
Cylinder could machine it for moon clips


(Fat chance!)
Bingo that’s what I would do
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Post by Mike38 on 1/23/2020, 5:48 pm

Would the .32 S&W (some people call it the .32 S&W Short) be a better choice than the .32 acp?
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Post by spursnguns on 1/23/2020, 6:05 pm

Mike38 wrote:Would the .32 S&W (some people call it the .32 S&W Short) be a better choice than the .32 acp?

Hello,

My two cents....

.32 ACP in a revolver is a waste of time and money.  A .32 S&W Short cartridge in a .32 S&W Long chamber has always been disappointing (at best).  I would expect even worse results in a .32 Magnum chamber.
I think light loads (if needed, using some sort of wad or Kapok filler) in the proper cartridge case for the gun is the way to go.

Jim
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Post by Jon Eulette on 1/23/2020, 6:07 pm

spursnguns wrote:
Mike38 wrote:Would the .32 S&W (some people call it the .32 S&W Short) be a better choice than the .32 acp?

Hello,

My two cents....

.32 ACP in a revolver is a waste of time and money.  A .32 S&W Short cartridge in a .32 S&W Long chamber has always been disappointing (at best).  I would expect even worse results in a .32 Magnum chamber.
I think light loads (if needed, using some sort of wad or Kapok filler) in the proper cartridge case for the gun is the way to go.

Jim
+1

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