I am still waiting for my 327 Federal Magnum Ruger SP101 to land here - it will be the first one in the country.. But the importer has only just reported getting the Police Import Permit (While requesting payment of a deposit!).
- Meanwhile 'Cutters' has found a used S&W .32 H&R Magnum and grabbed it while it's still warm.
- That would be around 30 years old but it looks to be in excellent condition for a blued gun.
S&W .32 H&R Magnum (K Frame)
Blued 6" Model 16.
It shoots brilliantly for me (That is Cutters hand above) - and I have to admit that about S&W revolvers eh..
That's Three of 'Cutters' 'K-Frames' In Line With My Ruger SP101 .22"
Anyway I did get to shoot some 'factory' H&R Magnums plus my first effort at reloading in 32 Calibre .. a very light load in .32"S&W Long cases - only 2.7 grains behind a 90 grain lead semi-wad cutter - and they shot like gentle .22" rim-fires..
Too lightly loaded really as they weren't sealing in the chambers - you could see by the smoky blow-back deposit on the brass cases.
The suggested loads published in recent manuals seem to consistently be too light - but I guess that's better than always being too hot eh.
- even the shop-bought H&R Magnums felt very light and soft - perhaps this is an appropriate intro to 32s.
I'm waiting.. waiting.. waiting..
- It's coming, it's coming - I can hear it coming..