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38 Special 150 Grain Lead Wadcutter

0.66 LBS

Product Description

All non-jacketed lead bullets, whether it may be cast, hard cast, wad-cutter, etc. "smoke" to some degree due to the wax/lube needed in the manufacturing process. With the high perfomance and velocity we achieve it is nearly impossible to stop this from happening. Higher chamber pressures, higher velocites, and higher temperatures mean more smoke in this case. The only way to create less smoke would be to sacrifice performance, which has never been our goal.

Built to the tightest tolerances for peak performance rivaling and sometimes surpassing hand loads in many guns.

Hard cast flat nose bullets are non-expanding, powerfully penetrative bullets that are designed with your woods defense needs in mind; whether fending off wild hogs or black bears, the hard cast flat nose bullets are consistently effective in taking down any wild animals that you may encounter. 

In contrast to the round nose non-expanding bullets, the flat nose bullets are able to pierce through dense bodies of mass while maintaining their nose forward position, which is optimal for maximum penetration.


Nickel plated casings with our new nickel plating process provides several key benefits, not limited to but including; improved feeding in all actions of firearms, enhanced corrosion resistance over traditional brass, improved cosmetics, and ease of cleanup during reloading.  Nickel plated casings will not tarnish like brass during storage or when in contact with foreign materials such as leather, moisture, and other metals.


Until the development of the Ducta-Bright 7a process, nickel plating casings often limited the number of reloads as compared to raw brass.  It was claimed that nickel plated brass casings “embrittled” the brass therefor making it less desirable for reloaders despite the ease of cleanup that nickel plating offers.  In addition, ammunition engineers raising concerns of using nickel plating in “very hot” +P or magnum loads found that traditional nickel plating often cracked deep-drawn cases, or worse, lead to a total failure. This new process eliminates any concern, to the shooter or reloader, of hazard or ability to re-use the brass.


All of our ammo is loaded with flash suppressed powder so that your visibility will not be compromised if you need to discharge your firearm in low light.

While taking advantage of our state of the art testing equipment, this high performance ammunition is field tested using popular, real firearms that our customers are most likely to own out in the real world with all the elements you would experience. If for some reason Underwood Ammunition fails to meet performance expectations, we stand by our product 100% and will make sure the customer is satisfied with every purchase.

This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

Technical Information
  • Caliber: 38 Special 
  • Bullet Weight: 150 Grains
  • Bullet Style: Lead Wadcutter
  • Case Type: Ducta-Bright 7a Nickel Plated Brass

    Ballistics Information:
  • Muzzle Velocity: 850 fps
  • Muzzle Energy: 241 ft. lbs.

Product Reviews

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  1. manstopper 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2016

    hits point of aim, great power for personal protection, cuts nice big hole in target, excellent quality and cheaper than bb. I have found my self defense ammo for my snub.

  2. More thump in my pocket 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2016

    Use it in a Bodyguard. Hits hard for a.38.

  3. Updated Carbine Ballistics test 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2016

    Ten shot average from a 357 magnum Handi Rifle (16.5" barrel): 1212 FPS & 489 FPE.

  4. Nice, Accurate Punch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2016

    Fired this ammo in my Ruger SP101 .357, with the 2.25 inch barrel. Nice, accurate round. I agree with others, regarding velocity. This is much hotter than standard, old school 148 grain wad-cutters. From a bench rest, at 30 feet, my SP101 printed 5 shot groups, that averaged around 2 inches. Since this model has fixed sights, point of aim is also important. The center of each group was hitting about 3 inches high, again at 30 feet. Overall, a great product & I would highly recommend it for target use.

  5. Smoky...and awesome! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Sep 2015

    Found that, at least out of my GP100, these rounds created a lot of smoke for some reason. Probably has to do with the fact that it's low-flash. Great loads though! Lots of fun to shoot, and seemed to be very consistent

  6. Great target ammo for 38 cal. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2015

    Fires very cleanly, without excessive flash, and is very accurate. Some of the most accurate and consistent loads I've ever fired in pistol

  7. Great target and plinking ammo. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2014

    This is surprisingly accurate, and clean burning. It's also a bit hotter than most wadcutter ammo I've used in the past. More closely simulates the recoil one might expect from duty or carry ammo loads. A vast improvement over "reloaded" wadcutters.
    Review Submitted on: Tue, 09/23/2014

  8. Carbine ballistics test 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2014

    Five shot average from a 16.5 inch barrel Handi Rifle: 1182 fps & 459 fpe.

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