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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2015, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Got a question about a .32-20 Uberti

I would NEVER recommend anyone else try this, but I tend to flirt with the high end of loads in my revolvers. If this were my project, I would start a little below the max PISTOL load and fix up six rounds each in half grain increments until I hit the book max. Any pressure signs? After passing book max, I'll reduce my increments to .2 grain increases until the primers start flattening or the cases start getting sticky. I've gone considerably over published max loads in a number of guns without incident but once again...


I would NEVER recommend anyone try this. Just throwing it out there as a bad example.
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Petemi: right along with what the other guys have said I will please ask you not to shoot the hotter loads for the rifle in your revolver.

Yes, it may be a new production revolver using modern day steels and manufacturing techniques, and although the cylinder walls are thicker that say on a 44 Spl or 45 Colt in a 1873 model revolver, the design of that revolver is still 1873 and is not intended for hotter loads.

You can get some pretty good loadings out of the 1873 but those you brew up for the rifle are way too hot for the revolver.

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1963 LEE LOADER chart.

Quite a difference !
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Here's a crazy idea. Load the case full of black powder. Grease up the bullets with a soft lube, one that will soften the BP residue. No danger of blow-up and everyone at the range will be wanting to fire off a few shots.


Had a kid out here yesterday who had never fired a gun before. He shot single-shot and lever-action .22's, an S&W Model 31, a Ruger .357, but the big hit was my flntlock pistol. That one he talked about more than all the others.
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Well you probably will not get much encouragement on pushing it with a 32-20 because many still quote old fears based on guns made 100 years ago . Like the Ruger only loads for 45colt it takes some time to understand , new made gun , new measuring stick. I have a Uberti 32-20 I push pretty hard , but not as hard as you are going for. I'm pretty happy if it gets to about 1200 fps with a 115 gr cast bullet.
That said ,a few things to ponder .
H110/296 is never totally predictable with empty space in the case and does not download well. One of the other slow powders (like AA#9 )may be easier to play with. Mine also seems to respond well to a full case of AA 5744 but you won't find that in any book.
Those cylinder walls are thick and will not be the weak link but end play may be the result of really high pressure. If you have plenty of hammer speed small rifle primers may be your friend.
If you really want to push the 32-20 envelope you may want to lay hands on a Freedom arms or one of the older Buckeye Rugers .
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