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

    $108.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 10.9¢ 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)

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

    Regular Price: $210.00

    Special Price: $184.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 12.3¢ 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

    I bought these for my Desert Eagle XIX 357

    I used Accurate #9 and CCI 400 & 450 primers starting at 11.3 grns and ladderred to 12 grns. I enjoyed plinking with them and will highly recommend to any reloader .

    Review by EdFed (Posted on 10/20/2021)

    My second batch, awww yeah

    This review is for the second batch of Armscor 158 gn, 38/357 FMJ's I bought from Widener's.

    I'll start by saying that buying from Widener's has always been a pleasure. The prices are fair, the communication is crystal clear, the rather dense product is well-packed and all of my transactions-to-date have been 100% satisfactory. In summary, Wideners' is an excellent supplier to the reloading community.

    Now, regarding the bullets that just arrived. I've taken a random sample of 25 bullets just like I did with my first batch of 1500 and I measured & inspected each one. My random sampling method is rock-solid and thus my sample results can be used to make valid inferences on the entire lot of 1500 bullets. The results are great, statistically speaking. The weights and dimensions are on target with a low amount of random (expected) variation. Surface quality, bonding and other physical properties all look great. Absolutely no issues.

    From my perspective, I don't think there's a better value in FMJ bullets than Armscor.

    But I'll repeat. Armscor, please send primers!!!! :)

    Review by Steve (Posted on 7/1/2021)

    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)

  3. Hornady .357 Diameter Bullets - 180 Grain XTP HP - 100 Count

    $26.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 26.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 180 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 38 Special
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 35771

    Hornady's eXtreme Terminal Performance (XTP) line of bullets are designed for hunting, self-defense and law enforcement applications. Each projectile in this box of 100 measures .357" in diameter and weighs 180 grains. These are Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) bullets that have precise serrations notched in the top of the jacket to promote controlled expansion upon impact, even at low velocities. These projectiles have a uniform lead core that is balanced and promotes in-flight stability.

    Don't forget to check out Widener's selection of Brass, while you're here.

    **This is not loaded ammunition.**

    Customer Reviews

    silhouette shooting

    Absolutely amazing bullets. I can consistently hit chickens at 200 yds. with a 10" contender with Belm .357 Max chamber and IMR 4227! The only bullet with a 2nd crimp groove for the .357 Max!

    Review by steel shooter (Posted on 9/14/2018)

    Good hog and deer medicine.

    Excellent for use on hogs and deer in carbines with heavy loads of Lil'Gun or H110.

    Review by Jeff Johnson (Posted on 12/3/2017)

    Excellent heavy bullet

    I loaded these in new .357 magnum cases with heavy charges weighed individually. The cartridge was accurate and the recoil noticeable from my 4 inch Python. These 180 grain bullets will likely be fine for the smallish central Texas deer. The bullet might be suitable for the myriad wild hogs. I certainly recommend this bullet.

    Review by dradams (Posted on 11/14/2016)

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