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Old 06-09-2012, 05:38 PM
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Is there anyone out there that has any info on reloading the 32 wsl? I can't find much, although I'm very new to the reloading world and its quite possible I'm not looking in the right places. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:18 PM
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12th Edition, Cartridges of the World, page 109, has a few loadings for the 32 WSL.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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Thanks I will check that out.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:14 PM
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I use a load that duplicates factory ballistics with great success. A 170 gr RNFP bullets ahead of 35 grs of IMR-4320 for 2280 fps. Does everything I need out of my model 94. Welcome to the forum.
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I use a load that duplicates factory ballistics with great success. A 170 gr RNFP bullets ahead of 35 grs of IMR-4320 for 2280 fps. Does everything I need out of my model 94. Welcome to the forum.

Different beast altogether, if .32 WSL means what it is supposed to -- .32 Winchester Self Loading.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:53 PM
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oops. I guess I need to put my glasses on. WSL is a totally different cartridge. Disregard my previous post unless you are interested in the 32 W sp.
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RCBS makes dies.Special order for $170.Loaded ammo is available from Reed's,Rifle Ammunition - Reed's Ammunition & Research, LLC. Brass is availablr from Bertram.Wildcat Brass, Custom Brass, Custom Headstamped Brass, and bullets little research on google will find you sone data, it just takes some footwork.Have fun with your project.I know I had fun putting everything together to load and shoot my Winchester Model 1907 351 WSL. It is a blast to shoot
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:23 AM
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Now that I have my glasses on, here is the only data shown by loaddata.com.

.32 Winchester Self-Loading / .32 WSL

Warning! Notes: The 32 Winchester SL cartridge is in the same class as the 32-20 Winchester, strictly a small to medium game number at close range. However, it is not nearly as flexible as the 32-20 because of the semi-automatic rifle in which it was used. This was never a very popular cartridge. Not only was the cost of ammunition relatively high, but in addition, the cartridge is not well-suited to reloading, even if you could find the empty cases after being ejected from the action. (Cartridges of the World 11th Edition)
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Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
155 Cast Alliant 2400 9.5 1270
Remarks: energy: 556; Lyman No. 321298
165 SP Alliant 2400 12.0 1450
Remarks: energy: 775
165 SP IMR IMR-4227 12.5 1440
Remarks: energy: 760
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I was amused to read one writer's opinion (which I'll paraphrase a bit) that "The .32 WSL takes honors for being the most useless cartridge ever invented. It is too powerful for small game, too weak for big game, and inflexible in loading due to the only gun chambered for it." That pretty much sums it up.

If you have the gun, however, there's no reason not to reload for it and simply enjoy shooting it. I'd absolutely use a net or cardboard box to catch the empties, though. It'll be hard enough to find them the first time!
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Holly smokes. Thanks all for a lot of good info. Its true the round is pretty useless for all practical purposes (I read the same quote just today) but I happen to have come across a model 1905 (that only rifle chambered for it). If you have never seen one, I happen to think its a beautiful gun and I cant wait to put some rounds through it. I'm new to this forum, but you can bet I'll be back often. Thanks again for a lot of great information.
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I was amused to read one writer's opinion (which I'll paraphrase a bit) that "The .32 WSL takes honors for being the most useless cartridge ever invented. It is too powerful for small game, too weak for big game, and inflexible in loading due to the only gun chambered for it." That pretty much sums it up.
Rocky, The same could be said for the equally useless .35 WSL. About the only cartridge, in this series of WSL cartridges, that was powerful enough for Deer was the .401 WSL.

I have heard that .32 WSL ammo can be made from .30 M1 Carbine cases.
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The 351 WSL is about the same as a 357 mag.If that one works the 351 may work also.Not any more accurate than a hand gun though.I have not shot mine alot yet but will be getting to that soon.With brass available for the 32 WSL it's not hrdly worth making your own
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