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 Diameter Bullets - 158 Grain Target HP – 1000 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 12.5¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 158 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 357 Mag, 38 Special
    Quantity 1000
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP)
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 63197
    This is not loaded ammunition. These are component bullets, and they are solely intended for purchase by handloaders.

    One thousand .357” diameter 158 grain bullets always make a great investment. Whether you love loading the loud and proud 357 Mag or its older brother the 38 Special, Berry’s has got you all taken care of!

    This bullet is not designed for personal protection and is incapable of terminal expansion. The target hollow point is engineered to supply the accuracy sharpshooters need to do their best work. These bullets feature supremely concentric electroplated copper jackets, and their voidless lead cores only do more to enhance superior gyroscopic stability. Berry’s bullets are restruck following the electroplating process to ensure a solid bond between their cores and jackets, as well as their standardized dimensions.

    Whether you use these bullets to load 1.580" OAL 357 Mag or 1.430" OAL 38 Spl, Berry’s warns against loading to a higher muzzle velocity than 1,250 fps – any faster and you risk component separation accompanied by weakened accuracy. These bullets are compatible with data for jacketed or cast bullets of the same weight and profile, and you may use either a roll or taper crimp.

    Customer Reviews

    good projectile

    tried 2 propellants. CFE pistol and v3n37 loaded to just less than 1100fps based on the Hornady xtp data triangulated with Berry FP. I indexed off the XTP since the profile of the HP is very close and length of the projectile was only .001" off. They are clean to load, clean to shoot without the lube turnoff from lead, seat well, and are definitely accurate. For $.125 each I think I'll shoot these for a while

    Review by jason (Posted on 6/4/2023)

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