38 Super Bullets
38 Super Bullets for SalePlease note: the products on this page include only the projectile. For loaded rounds that include casing, powder and primer, please head to our 38 Super ammo page.
The most important thing we usually have to tell our customers about the 38 Super is that it is not the same as the 38 Special. Every now and then we get a call from someone wondering why the ammo they ordered won’t chamber in a Model 642!
The 38 Super (aka 38 Super Auto or 38 Superauto) was introduced in 1929 for law enforcement, but it wasn’t until the ‘80s that it really found its footing as a preferred sports shooting cartridge. The semi-auto cartridge usually has a “+P” headstamp, but this is more to make certain people don’t mistake 38 Super for its nearly identical parent round the 38 ACP (in dimensions, not power). You could repurpose 38 ACP brass to load 38 Super, but you will find new brass far more reliable in the long run.
38 Super bullets for reloading typically weigh 115, 125, or 130 grains, and are loaded to deliver muzzle velocities in the 1,200 to 1,280 fps range. Conveniently enough the 38 Super bullet is .355 in diameter, so you can load the same bullets as you’d use to make 9mm rounds. This round likes fast burning propellants and small pistol primers, two other components you’ve probably already got in good supply. Just remember to honor SAAMI’s max pressure of 36,500 psi and you’re golden.
Berry's .355 Diameter Bullets - 115 Grain Hollow Base RN – 1000 Count$114.85
Cost Per Bullet 11.5¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 115 Grain Bullet Caliber 357 Sig, 38 Super, 9mm Quantity 1000 Bullet Type Round Nose Manufacturer Berry's Manufacturer SKU 00173
These are component bullets for handloading. This is not loaded ammunition that you can fire as soon as you open the box.
Berry’s has remained family owned and operated since their foundation by Ray Berry in 1961. Today they’re well regarded among handloaders for the consistency of their component bullets – a reputation they’ve genuinely earned.
This 0.355” diameter 115 grain plated hollow base round nose bullet is ideal for loading 9mm ammunition, but it is just as handy for 38 Super and 357 Sig. The bullet features a swaged lead core and electrochemically bonded copper jacket, which has been struck twice to guarantee its solid bond and uniform dimensions.
Its electrochemically plated copper jacket completely envelops this bullet’s lead core. As the result it avoids producing vaporized lead during ignition to promote a healthier indoor shooting environment. The bullet’s core also remains undeformed, which alongside its balanced weight and standardized dimensions delivers exceptional accuracy.
Berry’s recommends loading this 1.130” OAL bullet to a muzzle velocity no greater than 1,500 fps. They recommend a taper or roll crimp, but warn against over crimping that could cause core separation. Load data for comparable jacketed or cast 115 grain bullets may be used for these bullets as well.
Zero Bullet 38 Super .356" Diameter Bullets 121 Grain JHP - 500 Projectiles$68.00
Cost Per Bullet 13.6¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 121 Grain Bullet Caliber 38 Super Quantity 500 Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Manufacturer Zero Bullet Manufacturer SKU R160
Zero Bullet Company aims to give shooters quality products at affordable prices. This case of 500 contains 121 grain Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP) that measure .365" in diameter. There bullets are intended to be loaded in the 38 Super platform. These projectiles are a great choice for anyone looking to reload affordable hollow points that are copper jacketed and not plated. Zero Bullets are American made in their Cullman, Alabama facility.
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**This is not loaded ammunition.**
Zero Bullets 38 Super .356 Diameter 125 Grain FMJ – 500 Projectiles$70.85
Cost Per Bullet 14.2¢ per bullet Bullet Weight 125 Grain Bullet Caliber 38 Super Quantity 500 Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Manufacturer Zero Bullet Manufacturer SKU 131
These .356 inch diameter projectiles from Zero Bullets will allow you to craft some great match and practice loads for your favorite .38 Super race guns. Zero Bullets is an Alabama-based company that has been very successful with projectile production as well as finished ammunition. Their great reputation is due to their use of true copper jackets and consistent manufacturing quality. These projectiles weigh in at 125 grains which is on the heavier side for the caliber and is a favorite among experience match shooters that hand-load their own ammo. The full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets have a classic conical shape for easy feeding.
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