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

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $32.95
    $0.66/ppr

    14 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
    $24.95
    $0.50/ppr

    117 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

    65 In Stock

  4. 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo
    $22.95
    $0.46/ppr

    85 In Stock

  5. 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P LSWC Ammo 1000rds - 38 Special Federal LE 158gr. +P LSWC Ammo
    $339.00
    $0.34/ppr

    4 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

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $399.00
    $0.40/ppr

    4 In Stock

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

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $19.95
    $0.40/ppr

    80 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

    7 In Stock

  10. 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless Ammo
    $20.95
    $0.42/ppr

    52 In Stock

  11. 500rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless 500rds - 38 Special Remington UMC 125gr. FNEB Leadless
    $199.95
    $0.40/ppr

    2 In Stock

  12. 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 148gr. SUPER MATCH Wadcutter Ammo 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 148gr.  SUPER MATCH Wadcutter Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $33.95
    $0.68/ppr

    46 In Stock

  13. 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

    7 In Stock

  14. 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo 50rds – 38 Special Winchester Super-X 158gr. LSWC Ammo
    $34.95
    $0.70/ppr

    3 In Stock

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Recent Wadcutter Reviews

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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
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    I use in my Smith 52-3 and it works flawlessly and spot on target. Not cheap but very accurate in my gun.
    Philip Burr on 50rds - 38 Special Winchester 148gr. SUPER MATCH Wadcutter Ammo
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    Great practice ammo,Shoots like a dream out of a .357/6 Shot 4" revolver.These .38 Wadcutters are extremely accurate and leave a perfect hole in a paper target.Reliable Ammo.Have been using Sellier& Bellot Ammo for 30+ years and have never been disappointed!
    Wayneski1 on 50rds - 38 Special Sellier & Bellot 148gr Wadcutter Ammo