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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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Check the Hornady manual for loads, that will be a good starting point anyway. Yes you can use .30-30 brass. Like the .30-30, you should be able to go full speed with good cast bullets, assuming the barrel is in good shape.

Head over to and look around for .32 Win Special articles, I think there are a few with load data.
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