LCR .327 Fed Mag 85 gr jacketed bullets velocity test

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shootinfule

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I recently watched a video of a penetration and expansion test of .327 85 gr JHP ammo and I was impressed. So I thought I'd check some handloads vs. factory ammo. The Lyman 50th edition reloading manual for 85 gr jacketed bullets has load data for Unique powder of 5.8 - 6.5 grains. With my chronograph at 12 yards, American Eagle factory 85 gr JSPs averaged 1230 fps. A very comfortable load with Hogue grips on my LCR. Then I shot Hornady 85 gr XTP JHPs over 6.2 gr of Unique with CCI 500 primers. Those Chronographed an average of 1300 fps. I was looking for a load that was close to factory, as factory ammo is hard to find and expensive, but the Hornady bullets are available. I am really pleased with my Ruger LCR, one of 4 Ruger .327s so far. I did not test for accuracy, only velocity. I have longer barreled revolvers for that.
 

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Do you have a link to the expansion/penetration test for the 85 jhp? I usually load the 100 grain xtp's in 327, and wish Speer would bring back their 115 gold dot hp's... or someone would come out with a good 115 - 125 grain jhp for the 327.
 
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shootinfule

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Doug -
It appears there may be a series of videos on the .327, but I haven't figured out how the access them yet.
Here's where I found the video

http://rugerforum.net/ammo-dump/347449-327-federal-magnum.html
 

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My old Ruger 6 1/2" 32MAG will easily take Hornady 85gr JHP bullets to 1500fps using 2400 propellent with FED brass and CCI500 primers. EASILY !!!

And so it goes...
 

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shootinfule said:
Doug -
It appears there may be a series of videos on the .327, but I haven't figured out how the access them yet.
Here's where I found the video

http://rugerforum.net/ammo-dump/347449-327-federal-magnum.html
BBQ later?

I wouldn't have thought the little 85's would penetrate as well as they did.

I shot one of my mom's pork roasts once and she came unglued. Glaser Safety Slug in 357 blew ribbons of meat back on me.
 

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