Range of .32 and .35-Can you tell me the range of the .32 S.L. and the .35 S.L. Winchester cartridges; also tell me the range of the .32 caliber Colt’s Automatic pistol?
Even if I understood these questions I doubt very much whether I could answer them. The whole depends entirely on what you mean by “range.” If you mean the extreme distance to which the guns will throw their bullets when held at the proper angle, I cannot answer, and I fail to see how anybody would be benefited much by such knowledge. Many people seem to have an idea that there is some finite distance, varying with each rifle, and each caliber, at which the bullet in its flight suddenly becomes very inaccurate and loses so much of its energy that it is unfit for hunting purposes beyond this distance. But there is no such definite range, and the decrease in energy and accuracy are gradual. Of course the longer the range the slower is the flight of the bullet; the curve of its trajectory is greater; and the energy greatly decreased, but there is no definite point at which these error appear, unless we say that they commence as soon as the bullet is free of the barrel, which they really do. The .32 S.L. and the .35 S.L Winchesters are good for animals up to deer in size, but no larger game.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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