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

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Black Hills Ammunition 148 Grain Hollow Back Wadcutter (HBWC) Ammo Details

Factory fresh and non-corrosive, this Black Hills .38 Special ammunition is perfect for paper targets. The 148 grain wadcutter projectiles loaded in these rounds punch near perfect holes for easy scoring.



Each round produces a consistent muzzle velocity of 700 feet per second with 161 foot pounds of muzzle energy. This ammunition is boxer primed and features quality brass cases that are fully reloadable.



A relative newcomer to the industry, Black Hills is fast becoming one of the most popular American ammunition manufacturers. Used primarily by the nation’s military forces, Black Hills Ammunition is also a favorite brand of hunters and competition shooters across the country. This ammunition comes packaged in 50-round boxes.


  • Manufacturer
  • Condition
    New
  • Bullet Weight
    148 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Hollow Back Wadcutter (HBWC)
  • Use Type
    Range Training
  • Casing Type
    Brass
  • Quantity
    50
  • Ammo Caliber
    38 Special
  • Manufacturer SKU
    D38N3
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
    700
  • Muzzle Energy
  • UPC Barcode
    612710124428
  • Cost Per Round
    $0.70/ppr

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    posted on by Vince Phillips

    This is an update of my review posted on 12/29/2018 in regard to my observation then that "the only detectable lead was that which hit the targets." I recently shot another 50 rounds of this ammo with the same revolver. This time, I ended up with obvious lead residue on the face of the cylinder and the face of the forcing cone as well as a heavy build-up between the forcing cone and the underside of the top strap. I got it off of the cylinder by soaking and rubbing with Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner. The lead in the frame was harder to deal with that way, but more soaking and rubbing with Kroil Penetrating Oil removed it all. I saw no problem with lead fouling in the barrel. If there was any, it came out with normal bore-brush cleaning.

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    posted on by Tris

    Great product, have a Pietta ,1858 Remington 36 cal .375 cap and ball revolver ,used the wadcutters in Taylor's conversion cylinder ,ammo made in tolerate range of mfg Barrel Feet per second ,FPS. Shot at bullseye target @ 35yrds punch clean holes at 5 inches in circle ring.

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    posted on by Frederick Taylor

    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.

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    posted on by Vince

    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.

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    posted on by LARRY OLSEN

    Incredibly smoky with no advantages over other wad-cutters... If you want your clothes and lungs assaulted with lead and smoke, this is the ammo for you.

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