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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.32 Auto / .32 ACP in a Walther

.32 Auto / .32 ACP in a Walther
Warning! Test pistol was a Walther Model "PP" with 3 3/4" barrel. CCI 500 small pistol primers used with all loads shown. Those loads shown as giving unreliable function or poor accuracy have been included to show velocities and provide an indication of those areas of loading which should not be attempted. Accuracy class (for five shots at 20 yards): A. 1 1/2 inch or less; B. 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches; C. 2 1/4 to 3 inches; D. over 3 inches. Plus-sign added indicates the top of that class. (Handloader Issue 109)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 784
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: moderate
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 858
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: normal
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 931
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: maximum
71 Hornady FMJ Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 786
Remarks: accuracy class: D; case expansion: normal; Some case smoking
71 Hornady FMJ Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 855
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: maximum; Okay in Walther
71 Hornady FMJ Winchester W-231 Subscribe 757
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: moderate; Unreliable function
71 Hornady FMJ Winchester W-231 Subscribe 841
Remarks: accuracy class: A; case expansion: near max; Good load
71 Hornady FMJ Winchester W-231 Subscribe 901
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum; Do NOT exceed!
71 Hornady FMJ IMR 700-X Subscribe 808
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: near max
71 Hornady FMJ IMR 700-X Subscribe 913
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum; Do NOT exceed!
71 Hornady FMJ Norma R-1 Subscribe 941
Remarks: accuracy class: D; case expansion: maximum
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 846
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 833
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: normal
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 914
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: near max
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 974
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: maximum; Highest velocity load
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 731
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: moderate
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 835
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: normal
71 Hornady FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 926
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: maximum
71 Hornady FMJ IMR SR-7625 Subscribe 875
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: near max
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 864
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: near max
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 909
Remarks: accuracy class: A; case expansion: maximum; Tied for 5th place accuracy
71 Sierra FMJ IMR 700-X Subscribe 900
Remarks: accuracy class: A+; case expansion: maximum; Most accurate, best all-around load
71 Sierra FMJ Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 830
Remarks: accuracy class: A+; case expansion: maximum; Tied for most accurate load
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 860
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: maximum
71 Sierra FMJ IMR SR-7625 Subscribe 825
Remarks: accuracy class: A+; case expansion: near max; 4th best accuracy
71 Sierra FMJ Winchester W-231 Subscribe 835
Remarks: accuracy class: A+; case expansion: normal; 2nd best accuracy; equals Federal factory
71 Sierra FMJ Winchester W-231 Subscribe 901
Remarks: accuracy class: B; case expansion: maximum
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 862
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: near max
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 917
Remarks: accuracy class: A; case expansion: maximum; Tied for 5th place accuracy
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 858
Remarks: accuracy class: B+; case expansion: near max
71 Sierra FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 948
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum; 2nd highest velocity load
72 D-D JHP IMR 700-X Subscribe 885
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum
100 Rem. Lead Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 732
Remarks: accuracy class: D; case expansion: near max; Unacceptable accuracy
100 Rem. Lead Winchester W-231 Subscribe 822
Remarks: accuracy class: C; case expansion: maximum; Leaded bore but fair accuracy