Product Overview of the 327 Federal Magnum
American Eagle is designed specifically for target shooting, training and practice. It’s loaded to the same specifications as Federal’s Premium loads, but at a more practical price for plinking. This ammunition is new production in reloadable brass cases.
Made In United States of America
Description of the 327 Federal Magnum
The .327 Federal Magnum is a cartridge introduced by Federal Premium Ammunition and also sold by Sturm, Ruger & Co. It is intended to provide the power of a .357 Magnum in a six-shot, compact revolvers, whose cylinders would otherwise only hold five rounds. The .327 has also been used in full-sized revolvers with a capacity of seven rounds or more.
Introduced by the Federal Cartridge company, now known as Federal Premium Ammunition, the .327 Federal Magnum was an attempt to improve on the .32 H&R Magnum introduced in 1984. Like the .32 H&R, the .327 Federal is a lengthened version of the original .32 S&W cartridge, which dates back to 1878. In 1896, the .32 S&W Long was introduced, which generated slightly higher velocities. The introduction of the .32 H&R increased pressures from 15,000 psi to 21,000 CUP, giving velocities of approximately 1,200 ft/s (370 m/s).
Based on the .32 H&R Magnum, with a 1/8-inch longer case, a strengthened web at the base of the case, thicker case walls, and different heat-treatment and metallurgy, the .327 Federal can be loaded to much higher pressure levels (45,000 psi (310,000 kPa)) than its predecessor (21,000 CUP). The .327’s actual bullet diameter is .312 in (7.92 mm) and achieves muzzle velocities up to 1,400 ft/s (430 m/s) with 100 gr (6.5 g; 0.23 oz) bullets, and up to 1,300 ft/s (400 m/s) with 115 gr (7.5 g; 0.26 oz) bullets, when fired from the 3 1/16 in (78 mm)-barreled Ruger SP101 revolver.
While perceived recoil exceeds that of the .32 H&R, revolvers in .327 Federal are much easier to control than equivalent models chambered in .357 Magnum. Comparing the two calibers, Chuck Hawks says, “There is no doubt that, for most shooters, the .357 Magnum produces uncomfortable recoil and muzzle blast.
specifications of the 327 Federal magnum
|Cartridge||327 Federal Magnum|
|Grain Weight||85 Grains|
|Muzzle Velocity||1400 Feet Per Second|
|Muzzle Energy||370 Foot Pounds|
|Bullet Style||Jacketed Soft Point|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Shipping Weight||1.300 Pounds|
What is 327 Federal magnum used for?
It is intended to provide the power of a . 357 Magnum in a six-shot, compact revolvers, whose cylinders would otherwise only hold five rounds. The . 327 has also been used in full-sized revolvers with a capacity of seven rounds or more.
What can you shoot out of a 327 Federal Magnum?
327 Federal Magnum. Available loads span bullet weights from 75 to 130 grains and include trusted, street-proven projectiles like the Speer Gold Dot, Federal HydraShok, and even Barnes TAC-XP.
Is a 327 Federal Magnum good for deer hunting?
If you want to hunt deer or defend your person, go with the . 327 Federal Magnum.
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