I don't know if velocity means anything about potentcy but, bullet size does(the bigger the better).bmcgilvray said:I have it's slightly older brother, also in .32 Winchester Special. Good ol' deer slayer. I've taken a couple with this one. I took it out and verified the sights last fall but didn't end up hunting with it.
Ammo isn't too much of a chore to find. I do hand load for mine.
Minor trivia about the old argument about the .32 Special being more potent than the .30-30.
I once chronographed 10 rounds of fresh WW 170 grain .30-30 and 10 rounds of fresh WW 170 grain .32 Special side by side. Both loads were fired from pre war Winchester rifles, each one having a sparkling clean and bright 20-inch barrel.
Average velocity for each?
.30-30 2104 fps, .32 Special 2114 fps