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Thread: Loads for Charter Arms professional 32 H&R mag.

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    Loads for Charter Arms professional 32 H&R mag.

    I just got a new 3" barrel Charter Arms professional. I was astonished at how much the ammo costs. I have been reloading 32 SWL for years. Those dies etc are supposed to work on the 32 H&R as well. Now in my previous perusal of 32 loading data in manuals I have found serious mistakes in data for 32 ACP and 32 S&W Long. I need some info on 32 H&R mag with 90-115 grain cast boots. If you have a favorite load or or a load that has served you well, could you share it with me?
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    I use 4.0gns of unique with a 100-119gn bullet in a single six 32h&r. The single six is a strong gun, and this isn’t an especially hot load. Since I am not familiar with your gun, I would reccomend to start lower and work up.
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    I've been a fan of the 32 H&R for many years. I've also done a lot of pressure testing of various loads. The Federal factory 95 gr LSWC I pressure tested ran at 18,200 psi. You can duplicate that load with a 90 gr Lee TL314-90-SWC or the 98 gr RCBS SWC over 3.5 gr Bullseye. Suggest you try 3.2 gr Bullseye under either bullet as that has proven to be an excellent load in several S&W and Ruger 32 H&Rs.

    With a 115 gr cast SWC (311008) 3 gr of Bullseye will put you right at 19,000 psi.

    FYI; SAAMI has not published a MAP for the 32 H&R but it is generally accepted that 19,000 -20,000 psi is the MAP for H&R revolvers. Ruger and S&W revolvers are loaded ato a bit higher psi's but I do not recommend that for H&R revolvers.
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    The 32-98 RCBS SWC Has worked very well for me with 3.7 grains of WW-231, and I second Larry’s suggestion of 3.2 grains of Bullseye with that same Boolit, it has worked well for me in my SP101.
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    I don't know how strong your Charter Arms 32 is but I would not work it beyond its limits.
    I have 5 different 32 magnums and my S&W 631 gets special treatment and it responds well with 3.2 grs. of Unique and 100 gr. MP's 314640 boolit.
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    100 gr lead, 3.5 gr HP-38 or Green Dot.

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    I would rate the Charter Professional as somewhere between the Rugers and the H&R's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Gianni View Post
    I would rate the Charter Professional as somewhere between the Rugers and the H&R's.
    Agree with MT Gianni, the Charter Arms Professional has a stainless steel frame with steel 7 shot cylinder. It doesn't have the aluminum alloy frame the H&R had. The "Professional" is a much better made revolver.
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    All the H&R built 32 Mag revolvers I have seen were all steel, never knew they even made an aluminum framed gun.

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