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I have an old Remington Model 8 that is in beautiful condition.  The few origional .32 Rem rounds I could find shot very well and printed at a 100 yards about as well as I could aim them, recoil about the same as a Model 94 in .32 Win Special.  To get right to the point, I bought two boxes of .32 Rem from a supplier of obsolete ammo and they were terrible!  They had necked up .30 Rem brass and when I accidentally knocked over the box  the shells rolled around all lopsided like a bent pool cue.  The ones that weren't bent nearly all had very noticeable bulges in the shoulder area.  I am not a reloader and even my vicarious experience is limited to watching my grandfather reloading .257 Roberts just prior to deer season in 1979, but 5 decent looking shells out of forty is not oly very noticable, but makes shooting very expensive!  Of those five decent looking shells, 4 did not cycle and it took a lot of force to pull the bolt back to eject the empty, not to mention the added recoil of a recoil operated rifle not cycling.  Plus, no shot printed at 25 yards!!  So all that to ask where can I find High quality .32 Rem?  Anybody have any similar experiences?  Who do I avoid giving my money to?
 

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You will have a hard time finding any reasonably priced ammo for that Model 8. It hasn't been commercially loaded in years. You might try reloading or having a friend reload for you. Theres a lot of good info on loads and components in another post on this thread. The problem with reloading this caliber is that the dies (RCBS) cost about &#36100. You'll have to do a lot of shooting to pay that off. The Handloader Magazine article mentioned in the other post is worth getting. They don't have back issues, but they will send you a copy of the article, for a nominal fee of course.
 

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From time to time,  I have seen original .32 Remington ammunition for sale at gun shows.  I sent an email to John Scott who is a notable cartridge collector and dealer located in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

He has an original box of .32 Remington ammunition and he is asking &#3630.00 for it. If you're interested, his email address is [email protected]

I have dealt with John for the past several years. He has a very good reputation and lots of old ammunition!!

Good luck,
John
 

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It appears "Our Man Kort" is right on with the pricing as I found some cartridges at the Old Western Scrounger website that run about the same per box.

Here is the link;

http://www.ows-ammunition.com/cgi-bin/catalog25/search

Also it appears the only easy way to make cases is with 30 Rem brass necked up. I have instructions for 30/30 cases being used to do it too but, only John would be able to make them with a lathe. :biggrin: Looks like a REAL project.

They also have dies for 80+ buckos.

Regards, Ray
 

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Here are some sources for brass and dies:

http://missoula.bigsky.net/western/redding/index.htm

http://www.buffaloarms.com/baco2.htm#39

http://www.turngray.com/formed.html


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Hi,I haver found a good source for 32 Remington.Ammo Depot 618-466-2666.I bought redding dies for &#3640.00 and they have loaded ammo and correct bullets.A little known fact about the 32 remington is that the bullet diameter is .320 instead of .321 Also,I have two model14's in32 and if your model 8 is the same,try to stick with round nose bullets.Pete
 
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