What is the best grain bullet for a 38 Special?

What is the best grain bullet for a 38 Special?

The Federal American Eagle . 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ is a good starting point. It shoots a 130 Grain FMJ bullet at a velocity of 890 fps. It is great for training or target practice.

Is Buffalo Bore ammo good for self defense?

Buffalo Bore offers a wide range of hunting and defense loads using jacketed hollow point bullets. Some are loaded at hot as possible, others are listed as tactical loads and are sensibly reduced in order to provide a more controllable load. Buffalo Bore’s lead hollow points are ideal for personal defense.

What is the standard grain for 38 special?

The . 38 Special held a minimum of 21 grains of black powder, which was 3 grains more than the current . 38 Long Colt, and it was 100 to 150 feet per second faster with a 158 grain bullet.

How is the ammo shortage?

The ammunition shortage became pronounced across the nation in the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains at the same time that guns purchases soared.

Is Buffalo Bore ammunition any good?

Buffalo Bore is best known for its Heavy or +P ammunition, like a 9 mm +P+ load that pushes a 124-grain JHP to more than 1,350 fps from a 5-inch barrel. Some Buffalo Bore loads may exceed SAAMI specs, but you can rest assured they have been exposed to extensive testing and actual firing in a variety of firearms.

What is the difference between .38 and .38 special?

There’s no difference between a . 38 and a 38 special. The former refers to a caliber with a . 357 inch bullet diameter, while the latter is a cartridge variant under the .

How many grains of powder are in a 38 special?

What kind of bullet does a 38 Special Use?

Item 20B/20 uses the low velocity (LV) Jacketed Hollow Point bullet that is designed to expand at as little as 800 fps, so you will get the expansion out of very short barrels. Whether you prefer the very soft semi-wadcutter lead bullet or a very soft JHC, (jacketed hollow cavity) these HVY 38 SPL+p loads will turbo-charge your 38 SPL revolver.

Which is better 38 Special or 357 brass?

On the other hand, 38SPL brass is shorter than 357 brass and those short ejectors will often fully eject 38SPL brass. We have experimented a great deal with short barreled revolvers and have found that 38SPL brass normally offers an advantage if you need to reload your “snub nose” revolver, in a hurry.

What’s the muzzle velocity of A.38 special?

What is punishing is the 1103 FPS muzzle velocity of the 158gr bullet. Finally, my beloved .38 revolvers deliver power without excuses. Over 400 foot pounds of energy on tap significantly boosts my confidence. The 2″ grouping to POI at 25 yards made great ammunition outstanding.

Is it safe to shoot a 38spl revolver?

It is safe to be fired in any 38SPL revolver and it still packs much more punch than ordinary 38SPL ammo. Item 20A: 158gr., very soft cast, semi wad cutter, (Keith) hollow cavity, with a gas check.