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Thread: Don't underestimate the .32s

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    Don't underestimate the .32s

    About as good as I can do at 25 yards

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    Nice very nice

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    Not bad. In my younger days in the 1970's carried a S&W Model 36 (.38 Special) with Tyler T-Grips a lot. We would put 12 Ga. expended shotgun hulls on the target frames at 25 yards. Most of the time I could get 4 out of 5. Unfortunately the eyes are not as good, the physical shape is less as the chest slides down, and the hand hold is not as steady - but still pretty good for a "Mature Citizen".

    Enjoy your .32 this spring as weather permits.
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    Not bad!! 25 yards and short barrel. Wish I could do that well.

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    Not every target gets posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbcocker View Post
    Not every target gets posted.
    I've ruined many a great group with a second shot.............
    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. - William S. Burroughs.

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    Thumb, Great shooting, looks like the sights are pretty well regulated to your grip too. BTW, I've looked long and hard for that exact gun...a 3" tubed M31. There are cpl on GB currently, but well above my price range. (Bet you'd love to call back that flyer at 11 o'clock!!)

    Over the years, I've spent some pleasurable range time, with a pair of Ruger SS's in .32 H&R, as well as a Smith M16-?, and a Colt Police Positive. The Colt is a .32 Long of course, but all four do right well with Accurate Mold's 31-100R, or the RCBS 32-98 SWC and a light load of Bullseye. The Smith likes 0.314" for sizing while the others do better by just a tad, with 0.312". These all with ACWW'S with a pinch of add'l tin in the alloy and 50-50 lube.

    Here's a run-down on the battery:
    * The Rugers: A Bird's Head SS 4-5/8" bbl...nice but do wish it had adj. sights. The other is a 5-1/2 SS that's beautifully accurate but do wish it had the 4-5/8" bbl. for ease of carry.
    * The Smith is the most accurate with its 4"bbl., but that full length under lug just adds weight. Wish it were more like a M18 in that regard.
    * And the Colt...well it's neigh enough near perfect with light weight (~20 oz.), and pair of Pachmyer grip adapters installed, but again lacks adj. sights. It's my favorite dog-walking piece when out with my pointer pup.

    Sorry for the digression but I do like the .32's.......Best Regards, Rod
    Last edited by Rodfac; 04-05-2020 at 08:45 PM.
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    Great shooting. Anyone that says otherwise is either lying or superhuman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbcocker View Post
    About as good as I can do at 25 yards

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    That is a great group. Try shooting with both eyes open.

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    I have struggled to keep both eyes open but just can't manage it with 60 year old eyeballs and bifocals. Like I said not every target gets posted. I had the range to myself and was able to get the junk out of my head long enough to put 5 on paper. The little guns don't give you anything. The light weight and small sights make you do everything right. They do not forgive. Still I love the little rascals. The mental part of shooting is one of the things I love about it.
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    You are so right about those little guns being much harder to shoot . That is a great group !

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    I'll carry a .32 all day and everyday and never worry.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReloaderFred View Post
    I've ruined many a great group with a second shot.............
    Very funny!

    Great shooting, cool little revolver!
    Last edited by Win94ae; 04-07-2020 at 01:27 PM. Reason: spelling

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    *DING* That was the sound of another 32 Angel getting its wings!

    The only problem with all of you guys buying and posting results with all of these neat 32s is that in the last few years it has become at least twice as costly for me to pick up another one for me. Glad I was a little ahead of the curve for once, but I'm wishing I'd salted away a couple more for projects/donor guns.

    That's some pretty good shootin' there, Thumbcocker.

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    As much excitement as there is for .32s, I thought you'd folks would be interested in this GB over on single actions for a Mihec mold.

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    I spent the last two evenings casting a few hundred bullets from my MP 314640 with the hollow pointer installed, then this afternoon I spent an hour converting the mould to a solid for the next round of casting. Even in my little S&W Long cases, I like my bullets a little heavier than the current GB offering... this mould drops at about 105 HP and 110 solid.

    I will say that the MP mould is a joy to cast with. This was my first brass mould and I'm beginning to wish several of my favorites were brass as well. I got it in a GB that was just closing but I still had a long wait.

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    Last edited by Green Frog; 04-07-2020 at 07:37 PM.
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    I have the same mold, though I'm at 100 HP and 105 solid.
    Interested in the lighter weight mold for my 32 ACP pistols, thinking they'll provide a nice *thwack* on close varmints.

    That and it seems any and all 32 molds are immediately snapped up in the Swap/Sell, figured folks would like one of these.

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    Interesting, I just got a used .32 MP HP mould last week and yesterday I was checking functionality vs clay bank of a stream...fist size holes at 7meters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamsek View Post
    Interesting, I just got a used .32 MP HP mould last week and yesterday I was checking functionality vs clay bank of a stream...fist size holes at 7meters.
    What pistol are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by putnro01 View Post
    What pistol are you using?
    Frommer Stop 7.65 (.32) which originally uses spiced up .32 loads in order to function. It is a Hungarian pistol made in 1918. Rotating bolt locks into barrel and then they move together for a while.

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