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#185520 - 10/25/17 09:55 AM KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM
45MAN
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LATELY THERE HAS BEEN SOME POSTS RE THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM. I BELIEVE IT TO BE A GREAT SMALL GAME GETTER (COYOTES, JAVELINA, RACCOONS, SKUNKS, etc.) AND EVEN "THINK" IT COULD DO DOUBLE DUTY ON PIGS AND DEER BUT "I THINK" IS NOT ENOUGH, SO MY QUESTION IS: WHO HAS KILLED WHAT WITH THE 327 FEDERAL, AND WITH WHAT LOADS?

I CARRY A RUGER LCR IN 327 AS A POCKET GUN WITH A FEDERAL 85 gr. DEFENSE LOAD, AND HAVE USED THE FEDERAL EAGLE 327 100 gr. LOAD IN A 7 1/2 INCH RUGER 327x7 TO KILL RACCOONS.
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#185522 - 10/25/17 10:12 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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I've used my 8-shot Blackhawk and Federal's 100ge load for coyote and armadillo. The .327 isn't 'deer legal' here in Oklahoma.
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#185524 - 10/25/17 01:59 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: Russell]
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In Idaho any center fire is legal which is a silly & outdated law. That makes a 25 ACP legal for elk & moose! I use my 8 shot 327 mostly for smaller game like I mentioned, ground squirrels, rock chucks, badgers, skunks, porcupines, coyotes, weasels, foxes, jackrabbits, cottontails, etc using the 113 gr. HP. I also use the bigger 135 gr Ferminator HP that could easily be used on Javelina or deer at reasonable handgun distance. It's a long shanked HP that won't fit in the Single Seven's but its a dandy bullet if you wind it up with a max load of H110. It wouldn't be my first choice on deer but it would easily work within 50 yds or so. It shoots extremely flat, much like the 30 Carbine in a sixgun, recoil is mild & in the 8 shot stainless steel Blackhawk it's a bit heavy. I like a heavy gun myself, others may differ. Mine gets used 3-4 times a week, year round. All bullets are powder coated & running well over 1400 fps.

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#185525 - 10/25/17 02:04 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sixshot]
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Did I shoot yours when I was there?
If not, I have never shot a 327...
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#185530 - 10/25/17 09:09 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sixshot]
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
In Idaho any center fire is legal which is a silly & outdated law. That makes a 25 ACP legal for elk & moose!


Tennessee has the same cartridge restrictions (or lack thereof), but I don't find it silly. True, you could hunt deer with a 25 ACP or 17 Hornet and be well within the law, but the game department has enough faith in us sportsmen to use a proper round for the job.
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#185532 - 10/25/17 09:35 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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I bought a Ruger Single Seven with a 7 1/2 inch barrel this year to compete in the local IHMSA Field Pistol matches. I was enticed by the rave reviews I found online. I was not disappointed .
I replaced the supplied ramp front sight with the silhouette front sight issued on the 10.5 inch Super Blackhawks.
This is the most accurate and well fitted Ruger I have ever owned. The great accuracy and flat trajectory make hitting targets easier. When others shoot the gun, they enjoy it.
The question of "What can I hunt with it?" obviously crossed my mind. I don't have the answer just yet.
I did have the chance to use my .327 on Franchise's forum hunt at Salt Creek Preserve in March. I took advantage of the unique opportunity to shoot a turkey with a handgun. The fine accuracy was definitely an asset. I used the Federal American Eagle 100 grain to make an approximately 70 yard head shot.

Note the bullet hole in the center of his head

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#185536 - 10/26/17 12:06 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: cmnash]
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TN Lone Wolf, I hope your Fish & Game is correct, we just aren't that smart out here in Idaho. I've seen quite a few hunters using AR223's on both deer & elk. Of course we all know that they will work if everything goes right, we also know that things don't always work out that way when hunting. Kind of like saying you can knock down the Statue of Liberty with a ball peen hammer.

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#185537 - 10/26/17 12:26 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: cmnash]
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Matthew makes ANY gun look good on TURKEYS.

l saw him ''kill'' ten in a row @ 150Meters in Lincolnton recently.

Bunch in Gainesville @ 75yds with his little Ruger in 327Fed..

Course Steel ones are a bit tougher then the feathered kind..

You have to cook those steel ones longer

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#193643 - 07/22/18 09:34 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sw282]
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WITH HIS NEW RUGER GP-100 IN 327 FEDERAL IT MAY NOT BE LONG BEFORE JAMES POPS A BIG HOG WITH IT. I HAVE A NEW FRONT SIGHT FROM "2 DOGS" FOR MY 7 1/2 INCH SINGLE SEVEN, AND I AM GOING TO SERIOUSLY TRY TO CONNECT ON A GOOD SIZED HOG AT THE HIGHPOINT.
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#193653 - 07/23/18 07:48 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: Chance Weldon]
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 Originally Posted By: Chance Weldon
 Originally Posted By: sixshot
In Idaho any center fire is legal which is a silly & outdated law. That makes a 25 ACP legal for elk & moose!


Tennessee has the same cartridge restrictions (or lack thereof), but I don't find it silly. True, you could hunt deer with a 25 ACP or 17 Hornet and be well within the law, but the game department has enough faith in us sportsmen to use a proper round for the job.


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