the 32-20 is a classic old time cartridge from black powder days. It was a medium range, medium to small game and pest cartridge. It's smaller cousin, the 25-20 was an excellent squirrel cartridge. One of the early record PA whitetails was shot with a 32-20. Although it is generally too anemic for whitetail. Modern loads are usually dumbed down for old rifles. It is more of what some would call a cat and rat cartridge. In years past, I had a 32-20 single shot Martini style rifle with peep sights. That gun was a little too light weight to hold steady, but it was accurate. I think the brass cartridges may be a little thin to hold up to "beefy" loads.