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Thread: Contender 32 mag rifle interesting results

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    Red face Contender 32 mag rifle interesting results

    I have a tc custom shop 24" 32 mag bbl that shoots well with the rcbs 98 swc, lymans 311008, and 311316. It usually stays in 1" to 1.5" at 50 yds. Just for fun i tried the lyman 311414 spitzer over a modest charge of 2400, and wow does this combo shoot! Most groups .6" to 1" depending on exact charge. This will require further investigation, for sure.

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    Good going! Sounds like you're having fun.

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    What twist is the TC barrel?
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    That is a carbine barrel on my short list. Would also love 32ACP, 357 mag and 41 mag.

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    Im not sure of the twist outpost75, i will have to check when i get back to town next week. It is whatever the tc custom shop provided. The neat thing about the 311414 is its long bore riding nose. It measures .301 and fits the tc bbl perfectly, stopping just short of the 1st driving band when dropped into the muzzle.

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    You will have a ton of fun with that. Those of us shooting the 30 badger [30/38 special] have seen a 1 in 10 twist accurately shoot 98-170 gr bullets.
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    I used to shoot a 32h&r for ihmsa big bore. Loaded with a 210 gr. Bore rider, it would take the rams no problem and was super accurate. These little guns are just fun!
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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