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Thread: Beware mice I'm armed and ready for ya !

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    Yeah the .32 auto and even the .25 auto ammo can be hard to find sometimes. Fortunately, our local Cabelas, Bass Pro, Academy and Walmart have the stuff in stock. But not a lot of choices for different types to choose from though. Some of the better gun stores have some. Cabelas seems to have the largest choice for different brands and bullets though. I think all I saw at Academy was the Aquila brands in these small calibers. I was surprised to see some at the local Bass Pro last night though. Bass Pro even had some S&W .32 Long ammo too. I don't remember anyone ever having a sale on these more obscure cartridges either.

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    I have a KelTec P32 and I reload for it and cast also since I cast for the other 32's handgun loads.I size my boolits to .312 for it and I have it shoot better then the factory rounds and not as much since the 32ACP is not on the low cost. I have found brass for it in different places. So It all works for me also in my 327 BH I shoot all 5 32's in it so it all works for me and had a Handi Rifle made for the 327 also.For the 327 BH I size the boolits to .313 .I also use the 32 boolts and size them down to shoot in my 30cals for shoot like a 22lr.
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    If it is a revolver or single shot pistol, in a .32 caliber, one could make snakshot or ratshot shells too. ref https://www.sagesoutdoors.com/32-cal...shell-wad-kit/
    One could do it for the .32 Auto as well, but coming up with a frangible shot holder would be tricky.

    Last edited by Earlwb; 07-16-2018 at 08:05 AM. Reason: typo

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    I made some out of the 327 and just use cards that I made from cracker box and no GC. It all works for me. I just have to adjust for the other 32's .What I seen that for no lead build up like I seen was stated in some other post on other cases. That with a barrel that have home made lube in the barrel will help for no leading from the shot that is use like stated Earlwd .
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    Didnít James Bond use a Walther to interrogate a mouse in Spectre?

    My previous reply didnít post the image of the mouse.

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    Rooster Cogburn would think you were seriously undergunned with a .32 and he tells you why in 30 seconds!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wxqFQj76U
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    I have 32acp dies & several 32 molds, but I can say I have never reloaded a 32acp in my life. Now
    32 revolver, short & long I have loaded hundreds. My BIL had a 25 that he was plinking with all
    the time. It's only gun he owned. My sister was at him for wasting so much money on 25ammo.
    He turns up at my house with new Dies and a sack of empties. I solved that situation by taking
    his 25 and giving him a H&R 22. I've never loaded a 25acp either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I have 32acp dies & several 32 molds, but I can say I have never reloaded a 32acp in my life. Now
    32 revolver, short & long I have loaded hundreds. My BIL had a 25 that he was plinking with all
    the time. It's only gun he owned. My sister was at him for wasting so much money on 25ammo.
    He turns up at my house with new Dies and a sack of empties. I solved that situation by taking
    his 25 and giving him a H&R 22. I've never loaded a 25acp either.
    Wanna part with any of those 32 moulds? I have loaded 25acp, not for myself but for a long past friend that was a commercial reloader. Can't load those on a 1050, gotta have a good powder measure. I do still have 4 or 5 hundred empty brass, figure some day I will own one.

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    Mattw, Lee dies had a 32 ACP Undersized Sizing Die, it does not show on the web sit, you might find one on one of the online stores.
    If not, you can special order one from Lee.
    I had them make a carbide sizing die for my 41 L colt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogtamer View Post
    Rooster Cogburn would think you were seriously undergunned with a .32 and he tells you why in 30 seconds!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o5wxqFQj76U
    Lol That was good been a while since I've watched that movie . i think the duke would be ok with the 32 if it was just for mice ! But for that big rat yeah you need 45 colt at a minimum (think that's what he shot?) ......especially at that long range across the room distance .
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    Hi...

    I did some online research and it appears that the average common mouse weighs about 1.6 ounces.
    Obviously, if one takes a certain well known gun writer from the past seriously, and I am sure we all do...one should endeavor to use enough gun and since the .30/06 is never a mistake then one should immediately discard any .32 caliber handgun before attempting to defend one's self from any creature as imposing and dangerous as a mouse.
    Grab your .30/06 and be assured that you have enough gun and also be sure you couldn't possibly have made a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEB View Post
    Mattw, Lee dies had a 32 ACP Undersized Sizing Die, it does not show on the web sit, you might find one on one of the online stores.
    If not, you can special order one from Lee.
    I had them make a carbide sizing die for my 41 L colt
    Thanks, I will check into that! Then I would need to reduce the size of the expander just a little. But that would be a good way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375supermag View Post
    Hi...

    I did some online research and it appears that the average common mouse weighs about 1.6 ounces.
    Obviously, if one takes a certain well known gun writer from the past seriously, and I am sure we all do...one should endeavor to use enough gun and since the .30/06 is never a mistake then one should immediately discard any .32 caliber handgun before attempting to defend one's self from any creature as imposing and dangerous as a mouse.
    Grab your .30/06 and be assured that you have enough gun and also be sure you couldn't possibly have made a mistake.
    Lol I'm not tall enough to carry one in an iwb holster. maybe a 2" barrelled TC encore in 30-06 ,AP loads just to be safe !
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RU shooter View Post
    Lol I'm not tall enough to carry one in an iwb holster. maybe a 2" barrelled TC encore in 30-06 ,AP loads just to be safe !
    Hi...
    I would recommend APBC discarding sabot with DU core.
    Again...use enough gun and appropriate ammunition, no sense in taking any chances.
    I do think it would take a big man to carry a 30/06 in a IWB but an Encore with a 2" barrel should be concealable...although I will admit I don't want to shoot it.
    I would be interested in hearing what you have to say about the recoil...if you survive.

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    If someone will make me a barrel I'll fire said 30-06 in a Contender. Mind you, I am NOT going to fire it with factory loads, I am thinking more like 3-4 Gr. Unique and a 80 grain or so Boolit. Should clear the muzzle and not hurt my hands. (No guarantees it'd make it to 25 yards though LOL)

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    LYMAN#311252 has been my choice for .32ACP, cast of LINOTYPE over 2.2grs BULLSEYE. Cast of COWW over 1.1grs of BULLSEYE in the .32Short & Wimpy.

    Yea, I know, but it worked for my DAD for 40+ yrs and it works for me.

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