.327 Fed. Magnum bullet weight choice. [Archive] - Glock Talk


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09-03-2012, 22:09
I recently acquired a Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Magnum. I'm looking for carry ammo, and can't decide between the Speer Gold Dot 100 grain @ 1500 fps/500 ft. pounds of M.E. vs. the 115 grain @ 1380 fps/486 ft. pounds of M.E. Anyone tried both and have an opinion or even just an opinion? I know the standard answer of "try both and see which my gun shoots best", but curious what you may think. At the moment I'm leaning towards the 100 grain.

09-04-2012, 04:25
A difference of 14 ft/lbs is nothing. I'd probably go with the 115 grain to ensure adequate penetration. The 100 grain load might work well for the summer months, though.

09-04-2012, 05:27
Yeah, heavier. It gets great penetration and decent expansion. Either would be fine though I'm sure.

.327 Magnum is a real stealth caliber. You just don't hear much about it.


09-04-2012, 21:57
The 115 grain may be the better choice for penetration in winter clothing. Thanks for the input. :wavey: