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Old 12-12-2010, 16:18   #1
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327 federal magnum

I'm kicking around the idea of getting a Ruger SP101 in this caliber. I really like the idea of the 6 shot capacity. Anyone own one of these? Impressions of the caliber?
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Old 12-12-2010, 17:51   #2
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I don't have one but I like what I have read and seen about this caliber. I am also thinking of getting one. I was leaning toward the S&W J frame that has a 3 inch ported barrel and is also 6 shot.

It would be a great gun for the wife to replace her airweight 38 special. Perhaps shoot 32 H&R mags out of it.
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Old 12-12-2010, 18:02   #3
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I would love a S&W K-frame chambered in the .327 Fed. Mag. w/ a 4 inch barrel. But I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for S&W to produce such a revolver.
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Old 12-12-2010, 19:02   #4
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I think it's an interesting caliber. About the same power as 9mm +P with the right load. Unless I'm mistaken some of the most powerful rounds hit 500 ft lbs energy. Not too shabby from a 3" barrel by any means.

I just worry about the cost of ammo, being as how I was lucky enough to get rid of my .380ACP right around the time prices started shooting up.

Some of the reviews mention how the .357 Magnum SP101 models are punishing shooting full power loads but the .327 Magnum can be shot all day without any problems.

Just take a fat wallet when you purchase ammo for those long range sessions, eh?
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Old 12-12-2010, 19:07   #5
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I agree it's an interesting caliber. I like the whole idea of 6 shots in a revolver that would hold only 5 in 38/357. The ammo cost doesn't bother me. A few bags of brass a set of dies and some bullets I'm good to go. I'm just not sure I want another caliber to deal with. But this one appeals to me for some reason.
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Old 12-12-2010, 19:09   #6
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I agree it's an interesting caliber. I like the whole idea of 6 shots in a revolver that would hold only 5 in 38/357. The ammo cost doesn't bother me. A few bags of brass a set of dies and some bullets I'm good to go. I'm just not sure I want another caliber to deal with. But this one appeals to me for some reason.
Some of the reviews say if you're a reloader this caliber is just the ticket.
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Old 12-12-2010, 20:39   #7
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Just an article I dug up while looking for 327 velocities, all I can say is WOW look at those numbers.

http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammunit...02/index2.html

Now granted those numbers are coming from a barrel length not likely to be used for daily carry, but it should still be fairly impressive out of just about anything.
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Old 12-12-2010, 21:55   #8
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Thanks for the link. It does seem like a pretty impressive round. I can't imagine the recoil being too bad either.
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Old 12-12-2010, 23:05   #9
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I think the .327 Federal is a awsome cartridge. I just want to find it in a light weight revolver for carry myself. I might have to settle for the 101 though.
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Old 12-13-2010, 00:38   #10
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Nice, potent performing caliber and fun to shoot.

Lightweight Taurus 2.5" barrel carries in loose fitting front pockets;

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Chronograph MV from this 2.5" barrel was 1381fps;

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0.546" expansion (1.75x cal) works out to 13.8" of gel penetration;

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Nice SP 101 review from Gunblast;

http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-SP101-327.htm

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Old 12-13-2010, 03:41   #11
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Bob, Thanks for the info. I'm thinking it's something I'd really like.
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Old 12-13-2010, 18:59   #12
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It's a neat caliber, I'd like to see some eight or nine shot medium and large frame revolvers in this round, like the new Ruger Blackhawk. Also, the idea of being able to run .32S&W, H&R and .327mag is attractive.
Hell, maybe even a smaller 5 shooter or spur triggered cloverleaf would be fun....
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Old 12-13-2010, 21:53   #13
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I really like this caliber, and it is no slouch at all... I would say that this round with it's speed (shock) will make an outstandingly persuasive argument to a would be attacker...
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Old 12-14-2010, 00:05   #14
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Ruger has a GP-100 in 327 Federal, 7 shot and a 4 inch barrel and they also have a Blackhawk, stainless in 327 Federal 8 shot with a 5.5 inch barrel.

I am considering buying one of those. Or the S&W!
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:13   #15
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Lots of neat options. What got me thinking about it is that I saw a SP101 at the gun store last visit. Didn't really pay much mind to it until I got home. I think it has a 4" BBL. This is probably what I'll get. If I like it I can see a snubbie in the future. I like the seven shot GP100 idea also. I like that you can shoot more than one caliber in it as well. I passed on a really nice Colt police positive in 33 S&W a while back. I'm thinking that the 327 dies should work for all three cartridges. Anyone know this for certain?

Looks like 2011 is going to be a Ruger year. Bought nothing but Smiths this year, it'll be a pleasant change of pace.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:23   #16
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I just looked it up. You can get a die set that handle 32 S&W long, 32 H&R and 327 Federal. Mentions nothing about plain old 32 S&W (short)?
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Old 12-14-2010, 17:04   #17
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OHHHHHH Where did you get the speed loader and do they make it in a 7 shoot
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OHHHHHH Where did you get the speed loader and do they make it in a 7 shoot
I don't know if HKS comes in 7 shot, bought the HKS speedloaders from Midway on sale for $6.99;

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=298637

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Old 12-17-2010, 02:55   #19
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Umm, guys, that IS a 7 shot speed loader in the picture. It is undoubtedly for the Ruger GP100 in .327 since that is the only double action 7 shot revovler in the caliber as far as I know.

I think that the only thing that .327 has to offer is the increased cylinder capacity. If low recoil is what you are after the .38 special can do it. That said, a large frame DA revolver holding nine rounds of .327 would be nice for those who choose a revolver for self defense.

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:35   #20
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count 'em again buddy
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