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My 336 converted to 32-40 really likes AA 2520 Powder and the Hornady 170. 26" round contour to original 1893. Wind kicked up to 20 mph so had to give it up early today, but scoped at 50 looks like could be in the 1/2" 5 shot group class if I can only do my part. Tried the AA 2520 just to get it used up, what a surprise. First time in ages I've shot anything but H4895 with jacketed or same and H4227 or 2400 with cast. AA load bookd indicates the min load which I was using is around 1750 FPS, maybe a little more with the longer tube.
Work was done Norman Johnson in ND and I installed a Wild West Trigger, it is sweet.
 

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I am ignorant about the 32-40. Is it a lengthened 32-20 or a wildcat or an old round that is making a comeback? I'm sorry, I just don't know about that one. What is it's potential? Thanks! TTT
 

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32-40 is a 32 cal cartridge from the late 1800's based on the 38-55 case I believe as is the 30-30, 25-35 and 32 Win Special.

In my rifle 2070 FPS is a hunting load, I shoot cast target at around 1500 or less.

Not sure where you would find the most info on the 32-40, but like the 30-30, 25-35 and 32 Win special was owned by someone I grew up around. Like some of the older cartridges there does seem to be renewed interest these days.

I've wanted one since I can remember. Now I have one, it is a treasure.
 

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Tubby,
Think of a .30-30 without the shoulder. The .32-40 is the same case, with a straight taper to it. It's been around since way before 1900, and was the favorite cartridge among benchrest, and Schuetzen shooters. Great out to 200 yds, with many records to it's name.
The .38-55 is an easier cartridge to get to shoot well, but with the slightly heavier recoil, it was not as popular to target shooters, but more popular to hunters.
 

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Thanks! I never fail to learn something new everytime I visit this site. If you ever need help with your tubas, don't hesitate to ask :wink:
 
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Take a look at my post titled "HOGbuster". He wanted me to post a picture comparison showing the 32/40 and 30/30.

I load my 32/40 with 14.5 gr. of 2400 behind a Hornady 170 gr. .322 Jacketed bullet. It gives me 3/4 inch groups at 1508 FPS. That isnt bad.

Hope this helps.

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