Originally Posted by Alpo
32 ACP in a 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R or 327 Federal. It should NOT be fired in a 32 S&W. It is too long and too powerful. In both of my 32 S&Ws it will not chamber, but it might in some of the cheaper guns. If it will chamber, and you fire it, you can severely damage your gun.
hello alpo, thank you and everyone else for trying to help in my question. i guess i should have been a little more thorough as to my question.
the reason it sparked my insterest was that i have an old 38 long colt, and it fit fine in my 357, and i knew it was much less powerful, but i didnt know about things like diameter so i thought it might bust a casing or something.
concerning the quote , i wanted to say? how can you shoot a 32ACP in a 32 s&w long? the reason i ask is, if i recall correctly the 32 S&W is a rimmed cartridge, while the 32 acp is a Semi rimmed or rimless as it's sometimes called.
one thing i was wondering about is if i could shoot 357 mag in a 357 maximum. i haven't ever seen a gun in 357 max, but i know ruger made the blackhawk in it for a while. and knowing i can use the 357 in it, should i ever run across one, it will greatly persuade me to try and get it.
the reason i had asked about the 454 casull was that i have considered a ruger redhawk in that chambering and was wondering if there was anything that was cheaper to shoot that i could shoot through it. 45 colt is quite a bit cheaper then 454
i think this knowledge of cartridge interchangability is important, but it is something that is relatively obscure in the shooting world (atleast mine).