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MarshallDodge

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32 Special from 30-30?
« on: May 15, 2010, 09:42:28 pm »
I have a friend that has an old Winchester in 32 Special that he wants to play around with.

I have a ton of 30-30 brass that I was wondering if I could neck up to 32 Special?
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    Re: 32 Special from 30-30?
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 09:58:36 pm »
    I don't think that will present any problems. Run it through the .32 sizing die and go. I doubt there's enough difference to even make annealing the necks a requirement.



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    Re: 32 Special from 30-30?
    « Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 01:32:09 am »
    What Jesse said.  Not enough difference to require anything other than a trip through a full length resizing die (so long as the .32 is in good shape).  In a higher pressure rimless cartridge, the shoulder would have to be addressed.  In this case it is small enough not to be and issue, even with well used brass.

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    Re: 32 Special from 30-30?
    « Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 01:53:29 am »
    the 25-35, 30-30, and 32 special are all the same 'family' of base cartridges.  Hell, you could probably 'fire form' 30-30 into 32 special

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    Re: 32 Special from 30-30?
    « Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 01:58:02 am »
    Hell, you could probably 'fire form' 30-30 into 32 special

    Could, but with the cost of primers you might as well just load it up.

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    Re: 32 Special from 30-30?
    « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 09:07:03 am »
    As the others of said, you're GTG.  I would however use a decent amount of lube on the expander ball.  30-30 brass are a little weak in the neck IME, so a little lube to prevent collapsing or stretching the shoulder would be a good idea.  That and make double dang sure you/he keep that 30/30 head stamped 32 special brass separated from any true 30-30, eh?
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