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Thread: Suggestions for .32 WS bullet, 336 Marlin Ballard

  1. #1
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    May 2014

    Suggestions for .32 WS bullet, 336 Marlin Ballard

    This is a pre-Microgroove 336 lever gun, .32 Winchester Special. I am partial to iron molds but have had good luck with NOE's aluminum. Might even take the carp shoot on a Lyman if good reports follow.

    Does anyone get respectable accuracy with a plain base bullet in this caliber, or should I stick with gas check? No velocity freak here.


  2. #2
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    May 2013
    The RCBS 32-170-FN works for me with gas checks and a case full Leverevolution powder.

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    Boolit Master Hick's Avatar
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    Nov 2015
    Winnemucca, NV
    I get good results with the Lee 324-175-1R (GC) and the old Ideal 321427GC.
    Hick: Iron sights!

  4. #4
    Hello PBSmith,

    I use the RCBS 32-170-FN for my 32-40, personally I wouldn't use anything except a flat nose in a tube magazine.


  5. #5
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    I use a Lee clone of the Ranchdog 321/170. It cast great and shoots great.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check