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Seems a lot of attention is ferreted out to the big guys - the 45ACP, 40S&W, 357MAG, 38 Super, 9mm, 380ACP, and now even the 410 and 45LCs. Yeah, 45GAP and 357SIG gets a little ink every now and then but I don't think I have seen the 327 Fed Magnum discussed on these hallowed pages before - well, it was listed as a possible correction for a printing error on a Taurus M327 pistol box in a recent post somewhere here.

I know that Ruger has a couple models in that caliber but just curious is anyone else here is a fan of that caliber? Just seems to be an orphan caliber or something which finds a little love every now and then . . .
 

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I am a fan of the .327, adaptable to about every use and cheap to reload. I have the Ruger SP101, and I am looking for a GP100 or other full size revolver with a 4+ inch barrel.
 

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I love my M327 duotone. Great little round in a small package. Got mine on an email blitz from CDNN for $199. Look at any 327 now, if you can find one. They are thru the roof.
 

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The .327 mag was s*** hot when if first came out, then got left in the shadows when all the "panic buying/hoarding" kicked in a few months back.

It is a great little cartridge with a wide spectrum of possibilites. Like it's larger cousins the .38/.357, it too can be loaded from "mild to wild".

And many small framed .327 revolvers have the advantage of 6 shots verses 5 for their .38/.357 cousings...:icon_ lala:
 

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As I have mentioned before, my wife stole my S&W 686 (my favorite revolver), and refuses to return it. I was seriously thinking of getting her a .327 mag and trading to get it back. That plan is on hold until prices get a little more sensible. I don't know what make of gun I'll end up getting but I have plenty of time to make a decision.
 

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Yes. Still waiting for more industry support.
 
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I have always liked 32 caliber revolvers; I got my first one in 1956, 32-20 Colt Bisley. I have been acquiring 32 caliber revolvers ever since. When 327 was introduced I liked what I read and heard. I started looking, I wanted a field gun but what was offered were pocket revolvers. Finally I found Charter Arms and their Target Patriot. I bought one and fell in love with the gun and the cartridge. Since I already cast bullets and loaded for most all the 32's, it fit right in. Then I found a used Taurus 327B2, it was part of a trade I made to get a Colt. I like the Taurus, it is a different critter from the Charter Arms. Then both companies stopped production and I found another new CATP and bought it as backup. So, I have three 327 revolvers, shoot 2 of them and have one held in reserve. Yeah, I like 327's, but mostly I just simply like 32 caliber revolvers, almost two dozen of them.
 
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.327 or any other .32 handgun is fun to shoot. I have the New Ruger Blackhawk in .327, very cool gun.
 
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I have always liked 32 caliber revolvers; I got my first one in 1956, 32-20 Colt Bisley. I have been acquiring 32 caliber revolvers ever since. When 327 was introduced I liked what I read and heard. I started looking, I wanted a field gun but what was offered were pocket revolvers. Finally I found Charter Arms and their Target Patriot. I bought one and fell in love with the gun and the cartridge. Since I already cast bullets and loaded for most all the 32's, it fit right in. Then I found a used Taurus 327B2, it was part of a trade I made to get a Colt. I like the Taurus, it is a different critter from the Charter Arms. Then both companies stopped production and I found another new CATP and bought it as backup. So, I have three 327 revolvers, shoot 2 of them and have one held in reserve. Yeah, I like 327's, but mostly I just simply like 32 caliber revolvers, almost two dozen of them.
Yeah, I think 32 calibers have been trying to climb uphill in the marketing mania of the 9mm, 38s and 357s in the revolver market. I've not shot a 32, per se, except I have shot 327 Fed Magnums. Nice and certainly a more comfortable caliber to shoot that 357s!
 

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32 caliber revolvers just scream to be hand loaded with hand cast bullets. Powder and lead alloy go a long way with them. Small bullets, most under 100 grains,and small powder charges mean that they are very economical to feed. I often carry a 32 when I CC a weapon; I have never felt under gunned . The caliber is inherently accurate, low recoil means quick back on target. It was used for Olympic competition for all of the 20th century and may be still. Something the 9MM has never achieved and never will.
 

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To answer your question with great diginity............EEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSS !!

Lot's of love for the .327 Federal....... and the .32H&R magnum, along with the .32 S&W Long. A very versatile set of cartridges.

Two Taurus 327s, one Ruger GP-100 and the Ruger SP-101 which all compliment one another.
 

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Just like several others have already said, I really like the .32 revolver series. Only have one gun, a Taurus M327, which is Sweetie's gun. Every one else has already said all the reasons to like the .32.

I can honestly say, tho, that I am not a fan of hot self-defense .327 loads in an ultra light snubby....they be LOUD and jumpy. Wish I could find, and then afford, to find a long barreled revolver, and then have some one build me a custom lever action rifle in .327. That would be freakin' awesome! I won't ever be able to afford that, tho.
 

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Howdy,

I do not own one but I think they would be an idea Sd/HD gun for a woman, especially a small, petite woman.

Plus you can shoot .32 S&W and .32 H&R loads as well.

I always thought it would make a great hunting round for jackrabbits, javelinas, coyotes, etc in a long barrel revolver w/ a scope.

Paul
 

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I'm using the .327 to test .32 S&W Long reloads using load data from the 50's. It is a lot hotter then todays load data. So far no signs of over pressure in the brass.
 

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I really like my m327 duotone much easier on the arthiritic wrists than the .357/.38. I practise with .32 S&W and also .32 acp. Would like to find a 4" or 6" barrel and also wish a .327 lever gun would be released
 

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I also load my 32 Long using old data, works well.
 
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