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Old October 29th, 2019, 09:54 AM   #16
 
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Gunsmoke Sam- thanks for the info. I'm trying to find out what brass they use. One of the reviews on midway says it's starline brass.

Interesting that Midway and Black Hills Ammo have different velocities cited. Midway says 1000 fps and Black Hills says 1100. Neither state the length of barrel or gun used so I guess they might both be right. I don't have a chronograph so I won't be checking.

A couple boxes puts me in free shipping range so I'm off to order some.

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Old October 29th, 2019, 10:18 AM   #17
 
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Found info on Ruger website under instruction manuals and product history. Ruger made the Single Six 32 h&r from 1984-1994 and from 2000 to 2015. That contradicts the wiki page info. I believe that my revolver was more likely to have been made and shipped in 2000, not sitting in a warehouse for 3 years before it shipped.
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I've also run across more than a couple conversions from the 90s. There must have been a gunsmith that was cranking them out.

Regardless, they are wonderful little revolvers. A great plinking and small game cartridge. And very economical - if - you handload.
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I just bought an Ď85 Single-Six in .32 H&R. Waiting while itís being shipped to my dealer. Iíve also got dies and brass inbound.

I donít imagine itís any more difficult to load for than any other straight-walled revolver cartridge.

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I bought mine new and it was made in 1985 (6.5" barrel).
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I just bought an Ď85 Single-Six in .32 H&R. Waiting while itís being shipped to my dealer. Iíve also got dies and brass inbound.

I donít imagine itís any more difficult to load for than any other straight-walled revolver cartridge.

Just tagging here for info.
Youíll like it if your wanting to shoot something on the milder side and thats more than a 22 magnum.
Been using 4.0 gr. of Unique powder and had the best accuracy with the Sierra .312 diameter 90 gr. JHC bullets so far.
Iím new to hand loading but seem to have gotten the hang of it. I was told to just keep doing steps 1-2-3-4 and I would be okay. And yes being a revolver cartridge I was told is probably the easiest to learn and do.
Good luck with it. Iím sure youíll enjoy it.
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No, there are no particular complications with loading the cartridge. I have loaded and fired many thousands. I typically pick a weather bound weekend, have a John Wayne marathon, and work away. Very rarely do I load less than 500 at a time.

I prefer "cowboy" loads with trail boss. Like any other cartridge, it benefits from a slight bell on the case mouth when loading lead bullets - even more so with "soft" lead alloys.
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I have one exactly like Steve51 has, serial # 650-238xx, I think it's from the early 90's. They are a lot of fun. re-loading is the way to go with these, ammo can be expensive.
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Love those 32's

bought my first SSM(single six magnum) in 1985(4 5/8"), second one in 2000(6 1/2") and my third in 2017(a used 5 1/2") Recently got a lipseys special Bisely 6 1/2. Although not a full catalog item , the 32 H&R in the Single six will get a periodic run, from time to to time.
Being a full fledged 32 nut, I also have every single seven model as well. I must say the 32 H&R SSM is by far my favorite to shoot, the seven is a bit heavier. Unfortunately the load books don't have a "Ruger Only" section for the 32 H&R like they do for 45 Colt. 21,000 psi is far too enemic for the SSM . I suggest some back issues of "handloader" especially those by Brian Pearce, will get one started.
I use the 32 H&R as my go to on the ranch, as it gets the job done. without a loud report, excessive blast, and no appreciable recoil. It's useful in my Henry carbine as well, and pushes 2000 fps with a 100 gr XTP.
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bought my first SSM(single six magnum) in 1985(4 5/8"), second one in 2000(6 1/2") and my third in 2017(a used 5 1/2") Recently got a lipseys special Bisely 6 1/2. Although not a full catalog item , the 32 H&R in the Single six will get a periodic run, from time to to time.
Being a full fledged 32 nut, I also have every single seven model as well. I must say the 32 H&R SSM is by far my favorite to shoot, the seven is a bit heavier. Unfortunately the load books don't have a "Ruger Only" section for the 32 H&R like they do for 45 Colt. 21,000 psi is far too enemic for the SSM . I suggest some back issues of "handloader" especially those by Brian Pearce, will get one started.
I use the 32 H&R as my go to on the ranch, as it gets the job done. without a loud report, excessive blast, and no appreciable recoil. It's useful in my Henry carbine as well, and pushes 2000 fps with a 100 gr XTP.
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From one full fledged 32 nut to another, good to hear you like the Henry lever action. I got the big boy 327/32 on order and should have it by this coming Monday. Iím looking forward to trying my 32 h&r hand loads in it. But have you shot the 327 federal magnums out of it? If so is one more accurate than the other? I also chose the 20 inch barrel over the 16.5 inch.
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