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.32-20 vs .32 WSL

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by DWFan, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

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    It is my understanding that the .32-20 and the .32 WSL (and the .300 Whisper for that matter) all have approx. the same case capacity. I know the .300 Whisper operates at 50+ kpsi so that data is out, but the .32 WSL was a 35-40 kpsi cartridge. If the .30 Carbine has similar capacity, that might work too but I've never heard of a heavy bullet .30 Carbine load.
    What I'm getting at is if anyone has .32 WSL load data they are willing to share. I'm looking at creating 140-180gr .32-20 loads (not subsonic) for a single-shot rifle project. Pressure would be 35-40 kpsi. The closest I've come is 8.2gr of 2400 with a 165gr LFP for a Contender Carbine but no pressure was listed nor who made the bullet. Paco Kelly lists a 150gr load, but the bullet he used isn't available.
    Thanks in advance.


     
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  2. swedesrus

    swedesrus G&G Evangelist

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    I don`t quite understand your dilemma ? I had no problem finding .31 bullets clear up too 180gr. !
     
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  3. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

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    I can't find data for 140-180gr bullet .32-20 loads.
    I was thinking .32 WSL data might be used as it used this range of bullet weights, but I can't find that either.
    I guess I did get a bit long-winded, sorry.
     
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  4. swedesrus

    swedesrus G&G Evangelist

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    Why would you want that big of a bullet on a .32-20 !
     
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  5. DWFan

    DWFan Handgunner Forum Contributor

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    It's for a Stevens model 44 1/2.
     

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  6. jimkim

    jimkim G&G Enthusiast

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    Handloader 141 has some 174gr data. It is with an NEI 170-308. This is contender data, no pressure, nor barrel length given.
    WSP primer, R-P case,
    AA#9 8.0-8.5gr, 1308-1340fps,
    H-4227 10.0-11.0gr, 1311-1440fps,
    Low number is starting load.
     
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    swedesrus G&G Evangelist

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    Still don`t know why you would want that big of a bullet on a .32-20 !
     
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    no offense but that gun looks like a boat ore
     
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  9. swedesrus

    swedesrus G&G Evangelist

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    OK now I know !
     
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