Got my hands on my latest toy, a Ruger SP101 in .327 Fed Magnum, the 4" version. At the same time I got a bunch of used .32 S&W Long cases from the shop that handled the transfer, nice and cheap. Been looking at the Hodgdon site for loads. It seems something around 12,000 cup is about the limit for the cartridge. That translates into about 800fps. I was wondering about boosting that a bit, given that I don't intend to shoot my loads in any hundred year old guns. Does anyone have an opinion on that? I realize this brass is not going to be as strong as the .327 Fed Mag stuff (which I also have on order), but I'm not talking about doubling the velocity either. Maybe an extra 100fps so the Hornady 85gr XTP has a chance to expand, with a bit of margin, yet it's still easy to shoot. The recommended velocity range for this bullet is 750 to 1550 fps. I will also make a .327 heavy defense load with the 100gr XTPs, but it probably won't be too much fun to shoot. Of course it is a question whether my dies in .32 H&R will even fully seat a bullet or crimp the .32 S&W Long case... I have to say, this cartridge takes the cake in the "cute" department, heh.