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    327 mag powder

    I have a 327 never reloaded cast bullets before and I am looking for a powder that might be a little quieter. I use it for small game hunting and recently bought some hunters supply 76gr fp. my thought was lower pressure would equal less noise. On the hogdons site it shows autocomp as giving good fps with some of the lowest pressure. I would like to shoot arounder 1300 fps if possible. Lots of info on the Web for heavier bullets not a lot on light bullets. I don't want to buy five different powders to try was hoping someone else has done something similar

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    2400, H110, AA9, Lil,gun, Blue Dot, unique, AA7.
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    If you want quiet you need to load to 32 S&W Long levels. Quiet is not what the 327 Federal is about. It's about maximum performance. And for that you need a powder like H110. At 1300 fps it's going to be loud no matter what powder you use.

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    Thank you. I don't need super quiet just quieter than the 100gr federal I have. With no hearing protection when hunting it is not much fun.

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    Any thing you feed your revolver that gives 1300fps performance is going to ring your ears. How about some electronic ear muffs?
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    The round in general is ear splitting. If you're hunting w/ it wear ear protection. Otherwise load to lower levels.

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    The answer to your question has been said a variety of ways... a high performance (hunting class) quiet round in 327 is an oxymoron. You can have high performance OR quiet, but not both.

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    I shoot a lot of 327, but I have found that bullets lighter than 100 grains are a waste of time in a high performance cartridge such as it is. If you want that hunting load, back down to 32 H&R Magnum cases and load your small light bullet to 1000 fps using a middle range burning powder, I like HS-6 in 32 mag. I cast and shoot 311316 at 115 gr. GC at top pressures in 4 different 327 revolvers, it does what it was advertised, but it don't do it quietly and probably never will unless you load down to mouse fart pressures and they ain't no point in do'in thet!!

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    Ok thanks can I use my cases and and 32hr load data or is that to much empty space in my cases.

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    You can use the cases but will have to adjust the charges. I do this all the time w/ 38 special level loads in 357 cases. I'd do t w/ 327 but I bought the guns to shoot full tilt loads.

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