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#197075 - 01/12/19 07:58 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: Franchise]
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#197076 - 01/12/19 08:18 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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#197081 - 01/12/19 10:46 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: Franchise]
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As always, you did good Matthew!!!

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#197082 - 01/12/19 10:49 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sw282]
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#197083 - 01/12/19 11:13 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: 45MAN]
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#197149 - 01/16/19 09:39 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: mack_in_nc]
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 Originally Posted By: mack_in_nc
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


I wouldn't think so. You piss that cat off and he comes down and starts killing dogs, you're going to be in a world of hurt with the outfitter. I wouldn't even be comfortable with a .357 on a treed mountain lion, even though they have been used successfully on mountain lion.

Guys, it's a .32 caliber. There are better choices for big game that still don't recoil hard if that is the concern -- like the .41 Mag -- or even the .357. JMHO.
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#197165 - 01/17/19 11:51 AM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: Whitworth]
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I am not siding with anyone on this but I do want to bring up the point about bullets.
Sure we have read about the guy who used to hunt Mountain lions and shoot them with his 218 Bee in his 10" barreled Colt. I believe it was a Frontier model.
That is fine for him and I want to point out that, The 218 Bee and several other calibers we have enjoyed in Pistols started as Rifle calibers, and several came from an Era that when these calibers were offered, they were offered as Small game and varmint calibers. EX: 32-20, 25-20, 218 Bee, 22 Hornet, And the list can go on for awhile. And yes the Jordan Buck was killed with a 25-20 and I do know of several folks in Missouri that still use the caliber in a Rifle for Deer Hunting.
Shot placement is Paramount, and no one ever wants to talk about how many shots it took to bring down the animal or how far it had to be tracked. But they use RIFLES NOT pistols. Rifles being more precise in most hands, and better velocities with most ammo.
The second thing here is the bullet design and Type. I do not feel that we have much of an offering in Hunting bullets, and especially in a jacketed bullets for the 32 caliber.
JMHO,,, But if the 32H&R can use a 85gr XTP then why can't we have a 100gr or even a 115gr HP in a Jacketed bullet for the 327? The velocities should be more than adequate for the caliber.

Lets match the bullet and caliber to the Game. This is a Varmint cartridge. NOT a Medium Game cartridge.

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#197176 - 01/17/19 01:52 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: cherokeetracker]
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What ever you use you want a dead Lion to hit the ground so choose your caliber & your bullet placement wisely.
What happens is once you tree your Lion you tie the dogs up in a safe spot & they keep going crazy all the time this is going on & then the shooter moves around until he gets a good look at the Lion & then the guide tells him to make a good shot, Bingo!
When I shot my Lion at about 5 feet or less with my S&W 357 & a Keith cast slug I easily took out both lungs, the Lion hit the ground, took one giant leap in the air & went limp in mid air & was dead.
Would a 327 Magnum have done as well, possibly, many Lions are taken locally with 22's when all goes well but as mentioned, you don't want to lose a dog that's worth a whole lot of money with a misplaced shot or an under powered gun. Your call, you're paying for the hunt & the dog if you mess up. A dog is built to chase, not kill, a Lion kills for a living & if he's wounded he will kill at least one dog before you can even blind, trust me.

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Edited by sixshot (01/17/19 01:56 PM)

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#197179 - 01/17/19 02:53 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: sixshot]
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I have said I don't plan on using my 327 Federal on anything bigger than a coyote, but I will assure everyone when it comes to any animal that could make me their dinner for the day, I would never even consider it. The 44 mag or the Ruger only 45 Colt might be a possibility, but on any intended hunt I would take for any game that looks at me like supper, I want my 454, and for this thin skinned man eater I want a good dependable HP like a Swift 260 grain A-frame, or compatible bullet, and I wouldn't spare the powder loading them.

Just my opinion, but if there ever was such as thing as over gunned, any animal that can ean eat me, I want more than I need, this is one case I don't believe in an caliber being 100%,,,,,,


Edited by wildcatter (01/17/19 03:42 PM)

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#197181 - 01/17/19 03:23 PM Re: KILLS WITH THE 327 FEDERAL MAGNUM [Re: wildcatter]
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I guess it's just my nature but I tend to like to stack the odds in my favor. Sometimes animals die easy, sometimes they take a whole lot of killing. Trouble is you don't know which type of animal it is until after you've taken the shot.

Which is why I've come to the conclusion one should carry the largest gun they can shoot well, and place the shots accordingly.

If all I had on me was a .327 and I had the right opportunity to take a deer would I? Absolutely! Would I choose a .327 with the intent to go out and hunt deer? Absolutely not.

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