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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Haven't fired .327 from it. No reason to.

    A hotter .32 mag has blast like a hot .38 but recoils like a light .38.

    .32 S&W Long is just plain pleasant. Take a wadcutter minimum .38 load and cut the recoil by 35%!

    Not all .32 acp works well. Geco doesnt (misfires) Fiocchi does.
    It appears only a slight edge in TB between them, so if the .327 had a noticeable recoil compared to the .32 mag, looks like the .32 mag is an excellent choice.

    Looking inline, I see the Ruger LCR for mid 500!, which seems wildly over priced when the same gun in .38 is under 400.
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    Here is the GP100.

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst....cfm/ID/205219

    .327 Federal has a max SAAMI pressure of 45k psi! Users say it seems even louder than .357 mag.

    Here are four versions of Henry's .327:

    http://www.lipseys.com/itemfinder.as...Federal+Magnum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Here is the GP100.

    https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst....cfm/ID/205219

    .327 Federal has a max SAAMI pressure of 45k psi! Users say it seems even louder than .357 mag.

    Here are four versions of Henry's .327:

    http://www.lipseys.com/itemfinder.as...Federal+Magnum
    I'd only be interested in the LCR myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    It appears only a slight edge in TB between them, so if the .327 had a noticeable recoil compared to the .32 mag, looks like the .32 mag is an excellent choice.

    Looking inline, I see the Ruger LCR for mid 500!, which seems wildly over priced when the same gun in .38 is under 400.
    Yea, its built like the .357 mag and priced about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    I'd only be interested in the LCR myself.
    I like the LCR well enough but am not crazy about the factory rubber grip. Ruger used to sell a version of the 38 with an XS big dot front sight and a short "boot" grip. I wish they still made that model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    I'd only be interested in the LCR myself.
    LCR is an excellent gun and .327/.32 mag/.32 S&W great calibers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokarev View Post
    I like the LCR well enough but am not crazy about the factory rubber grip. Ruger used to sell a version of the 38 with an XS big dot front sight and a short "boot" grip. I wish they still made that model.

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    I don't normally care for Hogue grips but the one that comes with an LCR I really like.

    I read of people swapping it out for wood or the Crimson Trace grip complaining of much sharper recoil compared to the factory Hogues so I left them on.

    Then again a hard grip wouldn't be as bad on the .32 mag as the .38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    I don't normally care for Hogue grips but the one that comes with an LCR I really like.

    I read of people swapping it out for wood or the Crimson Trace grip complaining of much sharper recoil compared to the factory Hogues so I left them on.

    Then again a hard grip wouldn't be as bad on the .32 mag as the .38.
    A smooth non-tacky grip would be preferred for pocket carry etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Yea, its built like the .357 mag and priced about the same.
    If under 400 like the .38+P rated version, I'd probably go for it. Right now, it appears niche priced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    If under 400 like the .38+P rated version, I'd probably go for it. Right now, it appears niche priced.
    Plastic and steel vs plastic and aluminum. The 357 version is usually a bit under $500 from what I've seen.

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