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.32 Winchester Special at the Range Last Evening
June 27, 2015
9:06 pm
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The smell of the Hoppe’s Number 9 is not one that women  seem  attracted to Chris,but men do seem to like it.Smile


  The smell of the old paper shotshells is one of the nicest smells I can think of.No doubt there is a market for it out there somewhere.Smile


  What rifle were you shooting in .32 Special?

June 28, 2015
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I may have mis-typed, it was a 32 winchester special bullets.  A year or two ago my fater-in-law bought some Hornady 32 caliber 165 grain FTX bullets in .321 so he could load them for his 32-40 model 1894 carbine.  We worked up several loads that worked good.  He liked the way the FTX bullets performed in his other guns (45-70 1886 and 30 WCF). My only criticism in loading these bullets is you need a conical shaped seating die because sometimes the plastic tip may get a little compressed and the OAL may be a little off by a few thousandths–if I remember right.  I havent yet tried them in the 32 winchester special. 

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June 28, 2015
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Believe it was my mistake,Chris.You wrote I havent loaded for the .32 Special.Eyes not what the use to be and I thought it read ,I have loaded for the .32 Special.EmbarassedShould perhaps get another pair of reading glasses.Smile


  Nice post.Thanks for the heads up on loading  plastic tip bullets.

June 28, 2015
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For 32 Spcl & 32-40 , Mine have worked best with the standard 32 Cal Dia. of 321 jacketed and 322 GC cast .My bores are uniform and close in tolerance , both Cals.

I have used standard 8mm bullets (.323 ) cast 180 -200 gr. , and accuracy fell off at this larger dia, so further tests favoured bullets working better effortlessly, so havent done that much experimenting in all guns with .323  , but I suspect it would be too big for all mine

And with 324 Dia. (if not a typo )

 Im guessing that is your problem , as this would be too much constriction, and possibly be wild

If You have good lead 8mm 323 bullets a good solution would be to press them thru a Lee bullet sizer ,with both 321 and 322 sizers , and experiment



June 29, 2015
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When I was teaching high school, one of my students said her older sister wore Hoppe’s to snag her beau.  He was a hunter, but sis was a most successful huntress–She baited him all the way to the alter!

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