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This is a discussion on My First Ruger Single-action! within the Ruger Single Action forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Originally Posted by ViperR Well, here are some pics of the polished Seven w/holster and my handloads of 32 long, 32 h&r and 327 fed. ...


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Old December 4th, 2019, 11:40 AM   #31
 
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Well, here are some pics of the polished Seven w/holster and my handloads of 32 long, 32 h&r and 327 fed.
Beautiful! I like the look of real wood much more than the micarta grips on my Birds Head. I'm looking to have some checkered wood grips made to replace the micarta ones.

And that's a superbly even job of polishing you did. Did you use Jeweler's Rouge on a buffing wheel?



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Beautiful! I like the look of real wood much more than the micarta grips on my Birds Head. I'm looking to have some checkered wood grips made to replace the micarta ones.

And that's a superbly even job of polishing you did. Did you use Jeweler's Rouge on a buffing wheel?
Check out Sack Peterson Custom Grips to see some beautiful stag Birdshead Grips!
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Buffing soft cotton wheels from Harbor Freight on a cordless drill and Mother's Mag Polish. Took it all apart so I can hit it all with automotive brake non-chlorinated cleaner and a compressor air hose to wash out the polish and lube it back up.
Darn revolver blinded me when I took pics in the sunlight.
Here are the copper jacket rounds I also load. Costs a bit more per 50, but only around an extra $2 a box.
I use the same Lee dies for 32 H&R and 327 Fed. I have a dedicated set for the Longs. So inexpensive these dies are, so an extra set cost is minimal compared to factory ammo. Pays for itself in no time.
Something I learned right off the bat was the Lee shell holder for 32 works on several 32 cases (handgun, rifle) and found the 32 rims slip off the holder and gets jammed in the sizing die because it is a bit wider where it index's the rim. I now use an RCBS holder made just for 32 revolver cases and is great. All shell holders have an universal locking base and can be used on any press.
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And for my loads: I was trying out Unique, but was getting variations in the powder throws, since the flakes are on the large side and getting different grain throws in the small amounts needed for the 32 in all configurations (32 long, 32 h&r, 327 fed).
I went with HP38 (WIN 231 same stuff) with a finer ball shape and every throw is the same. Very clean burning, not like Bullseye which is dirty.
Just some info for you reloaders.
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And for my loads: I was trying out Unique, but was getting variations in the powder throws, since the flakes are on the large side and getting different grain throws in the small amounts needed for the 32 in all configurations (32 long, 32 h&r, 327 fed).
I went with HP38 (WIN 231 same stuff) with a finer ball shape and every throw is the same. Very clean burning, not like Bullseye which is dirty.
Just some info for you reloaders.
I found the same problem with Bullseye. I use either HP-38 or CFE Pistol, which gives some amazing velocities with acceptable pressures. H-110 is an ubiquitous powder for most of the .32 Maggies. I've got a lot of that powder. I love the way it meters.

I've also got a set of Lee dies dedicated to .32 S&W and .32 S&W Longs, then a set for .32 H&R Magnum and .327 Federal Magnum. At $ 30.00 a set of dies it's worth it to have the two when setting up for one of the .32s.

I haven't had a problem with the shell holder but I'll try the RCBS one you mentioned. Thanks for that tip.
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Nice, dude!

Never shot one, but came across one guy that did. He swore by the .327 He considered it the perfect woods gun--Light enough round to carry enough ammo, and enough punch to put down anything south of the Mason-Dixon. Apparently, the gun's frame doesn't weigh a person down as much as a .357...
I understand it is expensive to shoot if you don't reload.

I took on a Marlin .357 and later bought a Ruger Sec Six to match logistics. I'm okay, but lord that ammo is HEAVY! I've always wondered about the .327...

That's a sweet pistol, bro! You should be happy. Is there a long gun caliber that it can marry up with, I wonder?
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Devo: FYI: Henry Rifle now offers their lever actions in .327 fed mag

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/henry-big-boy-steel/
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Single Seven was going to be my next revolver. In waiting had deal on SR-1911 10mm. Already have a Ruger SP-101 327 and a Single Six 32 h&R so got the 10mm(don't have that caliber) Really didn't need it but stupid is as stupid does. Now have to talk myself out of the Single Seven or maybe be stupid again. Now get into reloading and can you shoot lots more. Nice revolver and caliber.
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I have a 327 in a LCR as it is a six shooter. But my Single action 327 is a bigger eight shot Blackhawk, tames those 100 grain American Eagles (Pretty hot factory round)

Would love a Single Seven.
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I have a 327 in a LCR as it is a six shooter. But my Single action 327 is a bigger eight shot Blackhawk, tames those 100 grain American Eagles (Pretty hot factory round)

Would love a Single Seven.
those 100 grain in my Single Seven are pretty snappy ...
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My opinion is that everyone should reload, if just for the concept of being a complete pistolero, and of course you need to cast your own bullets to do the full deal. However, even with powder coated bullets the faster 327 loads probably will need copper jacketed bullets. The 327 really needs the 5.5 inch or longer barrel to get the benefits of velocity. Otherwise it is not much more than a 9mm, which is fine, but not cool like the 327. LOL
Folks with the 7.5 inch barrel report great results for coyotes and such.
As others have said Rugers SAs are addictive. I prefer the bigger bores because my stainless Bisley 45 Colt can generate well over 1,000 foot pounds and the recoil puts a smile on everybody. That being said, the 327 you have makes me envious, enjoy.
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32 is best all around

Started with 32"s in 1984 with the SSM(super single six magnum) in 32 H&R. The 32's really come into their own when handloaded. The Single seven is a great little gun, and is the perfect outdoorsmans revolver, flatshooting, accurate, and can take down game to 70 lbs. In a Henry Carbine a .327 will break 2000 fps.[IMG]jpg[/IMG]
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Taming the dragon ...

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I have a 327 in a LCR as it is a six shooter. But my Single action 327 is a bigger eight shot Blackhawk, tames those 100 grain American Eagles (Pretty hot factory round)

Would love a Single Seven.
Even though they weigh about two pounds, and that helps take some of the starch out of those zippy loads, the Single Seven doesn't really tame those Fed American Eagles. Their cartridges are really snappy and pretty much wake up everyone at the range when I tickle the trigger on one.

If someone in this forum is shooting .327 Federal American Eagle 100-grainers out of an LCR, write and tell us: how many steps was it, back to where you were when you shot?
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those 100 grain in my Single Seven are pretty snappy ...
You betchum, Red Ryder!

And LOUD!! It's The Mouse That Roared.
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Some rules of thumb for 32 caliber

In the SSM's 32 H&R 85 grs XTPs to 950 fps save the lead for your target loads and linking.

The Seven likes the American eagle 85's in the shorter barrels, save the 100's for the 51/2 and 7 1/2.
Don't bother with the 100's in the SP101 they're entirely too snappy except for defense. better off with 32 H&R.
With my Blackhawk anything goes, same with the GP100 , same with the Henry carbine.
Like I said before, Reloading this cartridge opens up a whole new world.
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