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. Armscor .357 Diameter Bullets - 158 Grain FMJ – 1500 Count

    $225.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 15.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 357 Maximum, 38 Special
    Quantity 1500
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52271

    Please note: These are component bullets, not loaded ammunition. You can not fire these bullets unless you load your own ammunition.

    Armscor is earning themselves quite a reputation here in America. Their Rock Island Armory pistols fill a nice niche for people who don’t want to auction off vital organs just to be able to afford a 1911. Their 22 TCM cartridge has promise, even if most of the people asking about it only want to know if they can fire it in a firearm chambered for 22 LR. (No.) And their component bullets, which are produced according to precise tolerances, consistently weighted, and deliver good accuracy at the range, are sought after by handloaders throughout the country.

    This meaty slab of .357” diameter bullets is just the ticket for handloaders specializing in 38 Special or 357 Mag. With 1,500 bullets you be able to load 250 six-shot cylinders worth of ammo, and as full metal jackets they’re at once clean shooting and economically designed. Armscor draws a concentric jacket for what is ostensibly a target grade bullet, so your shots will benefit from satisfactory rotational stability and resultant flat trajectories. Buy ten of these cases of bullets and use them to ballast your canoe!

    Customer Reviews

    38 special

    Makes for very good range ammo the 38 special and the 357 liked it for range ammo

    Review by Jb (Posted on 1/8/2021)

    Great value

    It's not my favorite bullet weight but it was the only one I could get under these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in. I jumped on these as soon as I saw them as I was running low on my favorite 125 gr bullet. It's a great value and felt good shot in 38 Spl cases. I haven't tried them in 357 cases yet, but confident that it will perform as well.

    Review by Den (Posted on 1/6/2021)

    Armscor makes good stuff at a great price

    I loaded up some of these 158 FMJ's for both my revolvers and my beloved Henry Big Boy Steel. The accuracy was outstanding in all cases.

    And, the bullets are a dream for reloading, easy to press into place, no hangups, nothing off kilter, etc.

    Armscor....send primers. Please! :)

    Review by Steve (Posted on 12/31/2020)

    Transaction went smoothly.

    For this day and age everything went well.

    Review by reader506 (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    Not exactly what I wanted but quality was fine

    Not exactly what I wanted but quality was fine

    Review by Flyfisherguru (Posted on 12/27/2020)

    I've reloaded about 200 of these and they work fine.

    Nothing more to say; they load fine.

    Review by Fernkiller (Posted on 12/20/2020)

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