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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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Congrats on the 32 Spec. I am still kicking myself for letting a Winchester 94 Wrangler II in 32 Special slip through my fingers! If I recall you can form the 32 brass from 30/30 just by fire forming it in the 32 chamber and trimming the case to ensure correct length. The 32 should do everything that the 30/30 will but not anything more. The 32s do seem to have a reputation for losing accuracy rather badly once the bores begin showing much wear, but as long as the bore is good it should do you up mighty fine!

Good luck and enjoy!

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