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  • Mreed911

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    Was at Academy last night and saw something on their ammo shelf I'd never seen before. .327 Federal Magnum?

    Had to research it on wikipedia, etc. Looks like a failed cartridge... anyone have experience with it?

    It was expensive and they only had a few boxes. Clerk had no idea what it was.

    -- Mike
     

    Dawico

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    That round barely even made it out of the gate. It was touted as the next best thing but then just died. I can see why. It does nothing that something else can't do better.
     

    40Arpent

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    Increasing the capacity of a snubnose magnum from 5 rounds to six was it's biggest selling feature, but that obviously wasn't enough to cut it.
     

    Texas42

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    That round barely even made it out of the gate. It was touted as the next best thing but then just died. I can see why. It does nothing that something else can't do better.

    It puts 6 rounds in a 5 shot revolver. With reasonable numbers. Not saying I don't understand why it seems to have failed, but it is a niche cartridge that has a place.
     

    n2pistols

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    Was at Academy last night and saw something on their ammo shelf I'd never seen before. .327 Federal Magnum?

    Had to research it on wikipedia, etc. Looks like a failed cartridge... anyone have experience with it?

    It was expensive and they only had a few boxes. Clerk had no idea what it was.

    -- Mike

    I have a Ruger SP101 and when the 327 came out I looked for it but could not find any so I gave up. My Winchester 38's and Magtech 357's work just fine for me.

    :flag:
     

    dt300mm

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    check out the ballistics, with lighter bullets equal to or better than any .357 with much less recoil & muzzle blast. Not published but actual chronograph. I have a S&W mdl. 632 that I carry often. Taurus, Charter Arms, Ruger along with S&W chambered revolvers in it. The 115gr. Gold Dot clocks at an honest 1275 outa my 2.1" barrel 632. You can shoot several different cartridges in this little gem. Like the 32 H&R mag, effective with little recoil or blast. I've had great luck with women shooting the H&R mag. Seems like the gun scribes just didn't rave about the cartridge for some reason, maybe because it could easily replace the cherished .357 mag with lighter bullets... IMO
     

    Dawico

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    check out the ballistics, with lighter bullets equal to or better than any .357 with much less recoil & muzzle blast. Not published but actual chronograph. I have a S&W mdl. 632 that I carry often. Taurus, Charter Arms, Ruger along with S&W chambered revolvers in it. The 115gr. Gold Dot clocks at an honest 1275 outa my 2.1" barrel 632. You can shoot several different cartridges in this little gem. Like the 32 H&R mag, effective with little recoil or blast. I've had great luck with women shooting the H&R mag. Seems like the gun scribes just didn't rave about the cartridge for some reason, maybe because it could easily replace the cherished .357 mag with lighter bullets... IMO
    I read many good reviews of it in magazines but it just didn't catch on.
     

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