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

    27 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

    104 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Spec. Federal 158gr Lead Semi-Wadcutter Ammo
    $18.49
    $0.37/ppr

    12 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

    33 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

    3 In Stock

  6. 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP 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

    77 In Stock

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

    5 In Stock

  9. 1000rds – 38 Special Magtech 148gr. LWC Ammo 1000rds – 38 Special Magtech 148gr. LWC Ammo
    $385.00
    $0.39/ppr

    1 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

    146 In Stock

  11. 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo
    $19.95
    $0.40/ppr

    33 In Stock

  12. 50rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo
    $20.95
    $0.42/ppr

    15 In Stock

  13. 500rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo 500rds – 38 Special Remington Performance WheelGun 148gr. TMWC Ammo
    $184.95
    $0.37/ppr

    6 In Stock

  14. 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

    25 In Stock

  15. 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

    17 In Stock

  16. 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo
    $35.95
    $0.72/ppr

    7 In Stock

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Recent Wadcutter Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    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
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    I tried these cartridges in a Pietta .36-caliber 1858 Remington Navy percussion revolver with a Taylor (R & D) conversion cylinder. No paper targets to see what kind of grouping I could get. This was a plinking session, so accuracy was defined only as hitting what I shot at. The test score was 100 percent. I recovered one bullet, and saw that the hollow base had expanded to fully engage the barrel rifling, which was the key to accuracy with these rounds. In my opinion, the shooting characteristics of these cartridges are entirely within the norms of quality smokeless-powder ammo. I did not perceive any "incredible smokiness" as is noted in the 2016 review, and the only detectable lead was that which hit the targets. This ammo is loaded well within safe limits for both the conversion cylinder and my gun. It's actually milder to shoot than a heavy black-powder charge in the percussion cylinder. I'd say it's an excellent .38-special wadcutter in general, but for accuracy and safety in my particular activity of 1858 conversion-cylinder mode shooting, it's an especially good choice.
    Vince on 50rds - 38 Special Black Hills 148gr. Hollow Base Wadcutter Ammo
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    good for Cowboy Action
    tcrane3184aol.com on 50rds - 38 Special Fiocchi 148gr. Lead Wadcutter Ammo