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.327 Magnum

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by mclaren, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. mclaren

    mclaren

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    Has anyone adopted this round? Does it really serve a purpose? There are only 3 different types of ammo for it that I know of. I know its supposed to have great ballistics.
    This reminds me of the 5.7x28mm. There are like 2 kinds of ammo for it and maybe 5 platforms. The Five seveN, an AR upper conversion, and the rifle (P90? PS90?) I know one is full auto and one semi.
    Anyway I think the round is superb but its popularity has suffered because of lack of market attention. I heard it was some sort of a patent stronghold that kept anyone else from delving into the 5.7 market. A revolver would be sweet. A light bolt action rifle would be sweet.
    But I digress,

    Won't the 327 share this fate if some more ammo variety doesnt come along? Has S&W recognized this round yet? All I know of is a Charter arms or a Ruger SP101/GP100.
    How about a Lever Action? How about a J Frame. How about some Golden Sabers or some Ranger T Series? Silver Tips?

    I realize by the way that the 5.7x28 is immensly popular worldwide, just slightly out of reach of the lay man. I was comparing because its a niche round.
     
  2. dougader

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    Ruger SP101, 6 shot, 3" stainless
    GP 100, 7 shot, 4" stainless
    Blackhawk, 8 shot, 5.5" stainless
    Charter Arms Patriot, 6 shot
    Taurus M327, 6 shot, 2" Blue or Stainless
    S&W 632 Pro Series, 6 shot, 3" black stainless

    Federal 85 grain and 100 grain ammo, Speer 115 grain Gold Dot ammo.

    I think its a great round too. It recoils less than a +P 38 yet has more muzzle energy.
     

  3. unit1069

    unit1069

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    Now that there's a .327 Magnum revolver caliber how difficult would it be to create a ".327sig"?

    The popularity of small, easily concealable semi-autos is certainly the trend, but a lot of the product seems to have issues with trying to fit .380ACP/9mm cartridges into small frames.

    I think if somebody could pull it off a small .327 semi-auto would grab the .380ACP market share with little effort, since it would allow 9mm power in a properly scaled pistol.

    Maybe someone with manufacturing knowledge will come along with some information on whether or not this is feasible.
     
  4. HollowPoint .45

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    Already been done, .32 NAA. It didnt take off and currently there is only one loading from Cor-Bon.

    The .32 H&R was aimed towards the same market (small concealable revovlers) and did the same thing (added a 6th round in a J frame) it didnt go over very well. I dont see the .327 going over well either. Mainly because I personally am not willing to give up that much size caliber wise to gain one whopping round. Dosent seem like a good trade off to me. But only time will tell.
     
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  5. Alaskapopo

    Alaskapopo NRA ENDOWMENT

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    I trust the 327 to put down an attacker a lot more than I do the 5.7 mouse gun.
    Pat
     
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    The best loads from Elite Ammo don't even compare to the .327. I concur.
     
  7. mclaren

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    Really?? I thought the 5.7 was some sort of prodigy. I have always read how devastating the terminal ballistics are. Interesting. I wonder if any bad guys have eaten a 327 mag yet. I bet it lays the smack down.
    I think I would still rather have a 357 magnum.