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I recently acquired a .32 TC and am having lots of fun. My question is I am thinking about trying some .32 hollow base WC's for my .32 S&W long as conicals in my ML. Since these weigh twice (98grs) the round ball, what would be a good starting and max load for this? Thanks.
 

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I'd think 20 grs. would be a good starting load. I also think 30-35 would be about max. Post back if and when you try them, I'm curious as to whether or not they will stabilize in your barrel and how accurate they might be.

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T/C's circa 92' Handbook lists a 103 gr. Maxi-Ball using 30gr. of FFFG as optimum for performance and accuracy,,

It also lists 50 gr. of FFFG as "Max Load-Do Not Exceed" for the same projectile.
The trouble you may have with the Wad-cutter style projectile vrs. Maxi-ball style is a lubrication issue. The maxi are generally grooved for acceptance of a grease type lube,, where as the wc is generally shorter and desire full contact with bore and rifling and may perform differently.
Just don't fall victim to "need more powder""max-load syndrome"
Good luck :D
 

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About 8 months or so ago I asked Lee about making R.E.A.L. moulds in .32 and .36 caliber and all I got was they would pass it on to Richard. I suppose they will make one special but they would probably sell alot of them if they mass produced them or even had a special run. NEI Handtools has a .32 caliber maxi-ball mould like the T/C moulds but it's 110 grain instead of 103 grain. Think it's about $70. It's not on their website and you have to call them to get it.
 

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BJ said:
I recently acquired a .32 TC and am having lots of fun. My question is I am thinking about trying some .32 hollow base WC's for my .32 S&W long as conicals in my ML. Since these weigh twice (98grs) the round ball, what would be a good starting and max load for this? Thanks.
I used some of the Hornady 32 wadcutters and the did OK, not great. The bullets I had were a little small, so I "paper patched" them with 1" wide masking tape. I tried various charges of 2F, 3F and 4F GOEX. My best 50 yard groups were with 45 grains of 3F.
YMMV
Take care, have fun....
Roger D. in Southern Indiana
 
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