38 Special Bullets

38 Special Bullets for Sale

The packages below include only the projectile and are meant for shooters who reload their own ammunition. If you are looking for loaded cartridges ready to fire, please visit our 38 Special Ammo page to see what we have in-stock.

Despite the overwhelming popularity of semi-automatic pistols, the 38 Special remains one of America’s favorite handgun cartridges. It is not a dominating round in terms of power, but its reliability, manageable recoil, and proven effectiveness for self-defense will all make sure the 38 Special sticks around for a very long time.

The 38 Special performs well with a wide range of bullets. 38 Special bullets for reloading typically weigh 110 to 158 grains. LRN and SWC wadcutters are commonly loaded for target shooting, while a variety of available JHPs let reloaders create self-defense loads of their own design.

Reloading the 38 Special is relatively easy thanks to its large case and tolerance for a variety of different propellant charges – you do not have to worry about whether a charge can cycle a semi-auto, after all. Seating a bullet to the correct depth isn’t overcomplicated. The low power round is gentle on its case, so brass can be reloaded dozens of times. Many shooters don’t even bother cleaning their brass since they can just pluck it out of a cylinder once fired!

The 357 Magnum bullet shares an identical .357 diameter, making 38 Special bullets an even more versatile investment.

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  1. Berry's .357 Bullets - 125 Grain Flat Point Solid – 1000 Count (Not Ammo)

    Berry's .357 Bullets - 125 Grain Flat Point Solid – 1000 Count (Not Ammo)

    $89.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 9.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 125 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 38 Special
    Quantity 1000
    Bullet Type Flat-Point Solids
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 95400

    Please note: This isn’t loaded ammunition. Component bullets are basically fishing sinkers until they have cases, propellant and primers.

    Home cooking is always better than takeout. Handloaded ammo is always better than the factory stuff, too! If you prefer to put a personal touch on every round you fire, then you’re going to love what Berry’s is up to.

    At 125 grains and .357” in diameter, this makes the perfect bullet for either 38 Special or 357 Magnum. The bullet is well balanced thanks both to its swaged lead core and electroplated copper jacket, and its flat meplat is great for stamping holes into paper targets.

    An electroplated jacket isn’t just evenly distributed. It also leaves no part of the core exposed to propellant gasses, which prevents the evaporation of toxic lead during ignition. Berry’s restrikes their TMJ bullets once they have plated them, creating a durable bond in the process.

    These training bullets are .518" long. Loading them to velocities in excess of 1,250 fps may lead to core/jacket separation. Plated bullets are not recommended for firearms with ported barrels or compensators.

    Customer Reviews

    Good product for the money.

    For my purposes, loading for .38 special, these bullets were a very good buy. Recommended FPS limit was 1250, so I'm guessing the coating was a bit thin for hot Magnum loads, but I rarely shoot those anyway.
    Sometimes I will do a + P load and they are fine for that too.

    Review by Terry (Posted on 8/10/2021)

  2. Berry's .38/.357 Caliber (.357" Diameter) 158 Grain Plated FP-DS – 1000 Rounds

    $108.25

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    Cost Per Bullet 10.8¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 38 Special
    Quantity 1000
    Bullet Type Plated Flat Point
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 00616

    Berry's Bullets have earned a reputation for quality and consistency. These 158 grain 38/357 projectiles are a great choice for affordable loads that are higher quality than traditional lead round nose projectiles. Each of these bullets are swaged at room temperature and copper-plated to their final weight. After plating these bullets are re-struck to ensure each projectile has a uniform plating and is symmetrical.

    Note: Plated Bullets are not recommended for velocities over 1,200 feet per second.

    Be sure to check out Widener's extensive collection of powder, primers and cases, for all of your re-loading needs.

    **This is not loaded ammunition**

    Customer Reviews

    Wideners and Berry's deliver!

    Berry's makes a great product that performs well in the press and also on the range. With the current shortage of ammunition, and zero availability on 38 SPC and 357 Mag, having projectiles to replenish my training rounds is invaluable. Widener's was in stock and delivered fast. Now if if I could find more primers and powder, I would be even more satisfied.

    Review by MB (Posted on 3/1/2021)

    Quality product

    Great product, consistent and high quality

    Review by Miked (Posted on 2/28/2021)

    Good product

    Good product. Verry plreased

    Review by Butch (Posted on 12/23/2020)

    Looks like a good product.

    Haven't loaded any of these yet but they look like they will do just fine foe the practice I have in mind.

    Review by GS460 (Posted on 12/6/2020)

    EXCELLENT

    good product fair price

    Review by MARK (Posted on 12/6/2020)

    Professional and fast service.

    I have purchased many items from Widener's and they always provide a clear explanation of their products with a quick response/receipt after the purchase and have fast shipping. Thanks for the great work Widener's.

    Review by Eric-the-rider (Posted on 12/2/2020)

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