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casting for 32 acp

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dbarry, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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    anybody have a favorite mold?
     
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    WiskyT Malcontent

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    I've been very happy with this mold for the KelTec P32.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/45...-32-colt-311-diameter-93-grain-1-ogive-radius

    Here is a great article by C.E. "Ed" Harris on the 32ACP. He suggests 1.8 Bullseye, among other loads. I asked him on a forum if it would be too much for the little KT to handle and he thought it would be fine. I started with 1.5 and it functions the gun perfectly and hits a piece of printer paper just fine at 15 yards. I saw no need to load any hotter than 1.5. If I was going to use the 32ACP for small game hunting in a more appropriate gun, I would have tried other combinations, but I just wanted a "ball" round to practice with and the load I tried works great for that.

    ETA: My bullets drop at 95 grains and I tumble lube them with liquid alox after sizing them to 0.311 in a Lee push through sizer.
     
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    dbarry Silver Member

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    Thx WT. I've got a P32 also
     
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    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Don't thank me for being too dumb to include the link to the Ed Harris article I mentioned.

    http://shilohtv.com/?p=2720