38 Special
Handgun Cartridge

 
 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Loading the .38 Special with slower burning powders like A-No.5 or HS-6 will produce the best results in barrels four inches or longer. In short barreled revolvers, faster burning powders like A-No.2 or WST are more efficient.

When loading for the 38 Special, as with any revolver cartridge, seat the bullet so that the top of the cannelure is just visible above the case mouth and then give it a good roll crimp. The crimp should be such that you can just see the case mouth beginning to deform the ridges in the cannelure.

 

 

Nosler Ammunition

Loaded for 38 Special

Not offered at this time

 

 

Nosler Bullets

Designed for Loading & Reloading 38 Special

 

Sporting Handgun Revolver Bullet

  • 38 Caliber 158 Grain
 

 

Available Cartridge Information:

 

RIFLE CARTRIDGES

 

35 Caliber / .358” Diameter

9.3mm Caliber / .366” Diameter

375 Caliber / .375” Diameter

416 Caliber / .416” Diameter

44 Caliber / .429” Diameter

45 Caliber / .458” Diameter

458 Caliber / .458” Diameter

 

 

HANDGUN CARTRIDGES

 

9mm Caliber / .355” Diameter

38 Caliber / .357” Diameter

10MM Caliber / .400” Diameter

41 Caliber / .410” Diameter

44 Caliber / .429” Diameter

45 Caliber / .451” Diameter