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#193657 - 07/23/18 01:45 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
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.


Rey.. You will probably take a pig at Highpoint before the paperwork is done so let me know how it goes and load you use in your 327.... good luck....if I ever get the chance to use mine it will only be broadside double lung.....
I would like to see the members try the round on a whitetail....
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#193662 - 07/23/18 05:12 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I STILL HAVE A BUNCH OF THE 100 gr FEDERAL EAGLE AMMO. THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF INFO OUT THERE RE GETTING 1,600fps WITH 100 gr XTP's, WHICH IS WHAT I MAY TRY NEXT. IN THE LONGER CYLINDERED GP-100 YOU MAY BE ABLE TO LOAD LONGER/HEAVIER CAST BULLETS.
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#193669 - 07/23/18 05:48 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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I've toyed with the notion of having an Encore barrel made in 327 Magnum to try out on deer. I'd just hate to be that guy, the one who used the "underpowered" cartridge and wounded the deer. No, I think it's best left to more experienced handgunners than me at this point.
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#193670 - 07/23/18 05:53 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
I STILL HAVE A BUNCH OF THE 100 gr FEDERAL EAGLE AMMO. THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF INFO OUT THERE RE GETTING 1,600fps WITH 100 gr XTP's, WHICH IS WHAT I MAY TRY NEXT. IN THE LONGER CYLINDERED GP-100 YOU MAY BE ABLE TO LOAD LONGER/HEAVIER CAST BULLETS.


Rey...Picked up some really nice 100 and 115 grain cast HP`s from
GT Bullets along with some PC 116gr HP-GC and PC 130gr LNGC from sixshot... the PC solids shot pretty good from my S&W 32 mag....
As for jacketed have 85 and 100 grain XTP`s and Sierra 90gr
JHC and a bunch of 85 and 100 grain JFP`s that were pulled.

Now I have to find the time to load and test
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#196511 - 12/09/18 04:08 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I waited a long time to jump on the 327 bind wagon, to long! My mistake!

I wanted this for one gun for Varmint up to Coyote as well as edible small game. I found it! That long 140 grain Mihec bullet performs great out of that longer GP cylinder, and velocity and accuracy are just what I was hoping for, out 100 yards for my purpose. I have six chambers that shoot better than I could have hoped for,, and with lighter bullets pushed hard it shoots just as good.

As for Deer Ohio also restricts it's use for deer, thankfully! Not that our sportsman don't know better, but we have plenty that use the term sportsman far to liberally, and they do need it! As far as working for deer, I have no doubt at close range, under 50 yards it could do the job swiftly with good bullet placement. But then what would I need the bigger bores for.



For Varmint this will be the load, I have shot a couple possums and ground squirrel with it but yet to get a yote to cooperate. But for deer or hogs, I think I will continue to use the 45 Colt or 480, and soon a new 475 I am waiting on. But from here out for varmint smaller than the yotes this little 327 has proven worthy of the task.

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#196519 - 12/09/18 10:18 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: wildcatter]
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Most of you have seen these photo's before. I took this Utah doe antelope a couple months ago on a land owner tag using my Ruger 8 shot 327 at 73 yds using a 135 gr cast HP. Complete penetration through both lungs with an exit & she only got turned about half way around before the lights went out. A very quick kill, I was impressed how well it worked.





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#196531 - 12/10/18 07:09 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sixshot]
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The 327 Federal is the most interesting new handgun cartridge to come along in quite sometime.... A true magnum...
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#196665 - 12/16/18 11:38 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: bluecow]
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I would bet that it would be the Ideal Mt Lion Round when shooting them in trees.

Wis I had a 327 for my Contender

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#197073 - 01/12/19 06:46 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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I did it. I killed a deer with my .327 Single Seven. I will start another thread with all the details. Until then, here's the picture.

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#197074 - 01/12/19 06:57 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: cmnash]
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Way to get it done Matthew!

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