Wadcutter

38 Special wadcutter ammunition is named for it’s completely flat front that is designed to punch perfect circular holes into paper targets. Therefore cutting the wad. 38 Wadcutters were designed to make scoring easier for pistol bullseye competitions. Wadcutters were also championed as self-defense rounds since their flat front meant the bullet lost velocity extremely fast, which prevented over penetration.

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  1. 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 148gr. Hollow Base Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 148gr. Hollow Base Wadcutter Ammo

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    $32.95
    $0.66/ppr

    17 In Stock

  2. 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal Premium Gold Medal 148gr Lead Wadcutter Match Ammo 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal Premium Gold Medal 148gr Lead Wadcutter Match Ammo
    $23.95
    $0.48/ppr

    95 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Ammo

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    $18.49
    $0.37/ppr

    79 In Stock

  4. 50rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWHP Ammo 50rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWHP Ammo

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    $22.95
    $0.46/ppr

    51 In Stock

  5. 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P LSWC Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P LSWC Ammo
    $349.00
    $0.35/ppr

    4 In Stock

  6. 1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWCHP Ammo 1000rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWCHP Ammo

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    $399.00
    $0.40/ppr

    3 In Stock

  7. 50rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 148gr. Lead Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 148gr. Lead Wadcutter Ammo

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    $19.95
    $0.40/ppr

    72 In Stock

  8. 1000rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 148gr Lead Wadcutter Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 148gr Lead Wadcutter Ammo
    $339.95
    $0.34/ppr

    4 In Stock

  9. 50rds - 38 Special Magtech 148gr. LWC Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Magtech 148gr. LWC Ammo
    $20.95
    $0.42/ppr

    18 In Stock

  10. 50rds – 38 Special Prvi Partizan 158gr. Semi-Wadcutter Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Prvi Partizan 158gr. Semi-Wadcutter Ammo
    $16.45
    $0.33/ppr

    120 In Stock

  11. 500rds – 38 Special Prvi Partizan 158gr. Semi-Wadcutter Ammo 500rds – 38 Special Prvi Partizan 158gr. Semi-Wadcutter Ammo
    $134.95
    $0.27/ppr

    7 In Stock

  12. 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo
    $19.95
    $0.40/ppr

    28 In Stock

  13. 50rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo
    $20.95
    $0.42/ppr

    3 In Stock

  14. 500rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo 500rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo
    $184.95
    $0.37/ppr

    3 In Stock

  15. 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 148gr. SUPER MATCH Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 148gr.  SUPER MATCH Wadcutter Ammo

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    $33.95
    $0.68/ppr

    28 In Stock

  16. 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Hollow Point Ammo

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    $36.95
    $0.74/ppr

    13 In Stock

  17. 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo
    $35.95
    $0.72/ppr

    6 In Stock

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Recent Wadcutter Reviews

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    I carry this round in my model 60 non +p rated J-Frame instead of hollow points. It offers deep penetration with some deformation being that it is also soft lead. Hollow points in non +p rounds offer almost zero deformation with not enough penetration. With these you get the best of both worlds. You also ensure penetration through thick clothing with the ability to penetrate to the vitals.
    Paul McKee on 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Ammo
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    This is the only 38spl +p round i know that has consistent expansion every time. The soft lead 158gr gives deep penetration too. In my opinion it is the best self defense 38spl +p round on the market. It was also the FBI’s round for many years.
    Paul McKee on 50rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWHP Ammo
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    I had been searching for lead hollow base ammo for my replica conversions and found these. They are exactly what I needed. Thanks for the excellent service and fast shipping.
    Frederick Taylor on 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 148gr. Hollow Base Wadcutter Ammo
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    This is reliable ammunition. The recoil is manageable , and in low light, the muzzle flash is no greater than standard velocity ammo. It goes “bang!” every time I squeeze the trigger. It is a viable contender for one of the top ammo choices for use in small frame revolvers rated for +p use.
    Richard Simpson on 50rds – 38 Special +P Federal LE 158gr. LSWHP Ammo