Latest Loads: .32-20 Win.

posted on April 5, 2016
identity.jpg

Principally kept alive by cowboy action shooters and metallic silhouette handgun competitors, the now-134-year-old .32-20 Win. has capabilities that are seldom realized. For shooters with a T/C Contender, or another modern rifle with a strong action, such as the Marlin Model 1894CL Classic used here, the modest .32-20 can take on a new persona. The load below propels the 0.312"-diameter Hornady XTP to 2028 f.p.s. from the Marlin’s 22" barrel, resulting in 913 ft.-lbs. of energy at the muzzle and maintaining 450 ft.-lbs. just beyond 150 yds. When zeroed at 100 yds., the bullet impacts 4" low at 150 yds. and 7.5" low at 175 yds. That makes the round useful for hunting predators and, in the hands of a skilled marksman, feral hogs and whitetail deer, too—provided that shoulder shots are avoided.

Latest

black pistol handgun hook and loop smith and wesson dark background ominous
black pistol handgun hook and loop smith and wesson dark background ominous

Indiana Handgun Permits Applications Skyrocket

This past month, Indiana has experienced a missive jump in handgun permits after the state removed a $30 charge on the applications.

Colt 1871-72 Open Top: The Revolver That Begat The Single Action Army

Though largely forgotten and scarce today, the Colt 1871-72 "Open Top" revolvers represented an evolution in design for Colt, and ultimately paved the way for the Colt to transition from the cap-and-ball era to the cartridge era of the Single Action Army.

Ruger American Pistol: A Duty-Ready Design

Since its introduction at the end of 2015, the Ruger American line of striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols has gained popularity and is now offered in several sizes and calibers.

Rifleman Review: FN 509 Tactical

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of Rifleman Review from 2019 to learn more about the Fabrique Nationale FN 509 Tactical polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun that is also suppressor and optic-mounting ready.

Mixed News On The Ammo Front

There has been a mix of bad and good news recently in regards to ammunition supply chains, ranging from highway robbery of millions of rounds, to companies opening up news space and forging new parterships to up capacity.

NRA 150th: The Farr Rifle

For the better part of a century, George Farr’s record-setting rifle had been a cherished keepsake within his family’s estate, until now. It is on display today at the National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Mo.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.