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Thread: Reloader 7 in a.32-20?

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    Reloader 7 in a.32-20?

    Has anyone tried RL7 in a.32-20 rifle? My pet load is with unique but I have data for RL7 as well as the powder. Going by the book it seems to be in the same pressure and velocity range as unique but is it as accurate?

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    I have used both 4198 and RL7 in the .32-20 both in an original 1873 Winchester and in a Savage 23 boltgun and a nominal case full without compression works fine.

    Factory .32-20 Ammunition in Rifle and Revolver

    Ammunition Description___________Colt Police Positive 5”_____Savage Sporter 25”
    Rem-UMC 100-grain lead
    Kleanbore “Dogbone” box 1930s______898, 44 Sd, 116 ES________1302, 15 SD, 38 ES

    WRA 100-grain lead
    Red & yellow box 1950s_____________854, 33, 87_______________1263, 18, 53

    Accurate 31-105T

    LD#10, 7.5 grains Alliant #2400_____991 fps, 24 Sd, 65 ES_______1348, 29 Sd, 69 ES DO NOT EXCEED!

    LD#13, 10.0 grains IMR4227_______985 fps, 25 Sd, 61ES________1280 fps, 53 Sd, 176 ES

    LD#17, 13 grains IMR4198________974 fps, 21 Sd, 94 ES________1326 fps, 46 Sd, 138 ES

    Accurate 31-114D

    LD#13, 10.0 grains IMR4227______962 fps, 27 Sd, 62 ES_______1268 fps, 62Sd, 224ES

    LD#15, 11.5 grains IMR4198______777 fps, 43 Sd, 101ES_______1248 fps, 36 Sd, 114 ES
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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