The .32 H&R Magnum is another round that as become a less powerful predecessor to a more popular round; this one being eth . 327 Federal Magnum. Until the release of the . 327 Fed Mag in 2008, the .32 H&R Magnum offered more performance than any other . 32 caliber handgun rounds on the market. In fact, it was often used as a small-game hunting round, with it’s higher velocity offering a flat trajectory and the light bullets giving less recoil. One of the reasons for it’s high popularity was that it gave energy levels comparable to the . 38 special while allowing for a smaller-framed revolver to hold six rounds.
When it was designed in 1982, Federal didn’t have a specific task in mind. While it has been used in the hunting world, it also makes an acceptable self-defense round, especially since it penetrates better than the .38. Also, it is a round that is often reloaded, especially now due to the low-accessibility to ammo and the high cost.
Harrington and Richardson (H&R) aren’t the only manufacturers to produce firearms in this caliber. In fact, Smith & Wesson and Ruger have had some great success with their pistols. Also, Marlin chambered a rifle, the model 1894CB lever-action, though the version chambered in the . 32 H&R load from the front of the 10-shot tubular magazine. Though we might see the . 32 H&R headed to the dustbin of shooting history, many shooters tend to drift to it for pure nostalgia.
Each box contains 50 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.