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Marlin 36 in 32 Win Spl

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Hi everyone!
I have recently become the proud parent of a Marlin model 36 in 32 win. spl. and am rather curious. Has anyone used cast bullets in one of these and how do they perform? Can you drive them 2000 fps + or -? Has anyone seen jacketed bullet loads for the 170 gr. that are 2000 fps +? (Most of the jacketed loads in my books are below 2000 fps.) Also the supply of 32 spl brass in my area seems to have dried up. Can I form them from 30/30 cases without getting into problems? I'd appreciate any comments you folks have.
Dave S
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Brass for the 32 special can be made from 30/30,38/55 or 375win The 30/30 and 375win can be changed to32 special by running it through the 32 die.The 375 win. cases are a bit heavier and have slightly less powder capacity.Load data in the Lyman and Hornady manuals can be used .Also Hodgdon put out an annual edition in magazine form that has a variety of powders and also lists the pressures.I load for my 32 specials and have a favorite load of 34.5 gr.of H-4895 with either a Hornady 170 gr. or a Remington core-lokt.I hope this is helpful.Let me know how you make out. Later, Jeff Taylor.
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