Federal Premium Gold Medal .38 Special 148 Grain Lead Wadcutter Match, 50 rounds is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarge 1968 from Very good cartridgeThese Federal wad cutters were shot in S&W 442 and 642. They are accurate at 15 yards and very manageable in older arthritic hands. I will use them for self defense. I will purchase again.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Old Sarge from A wadcutter used a defensive ammunitionA number of bullet tests in gelatin using the FBI standards, has shown hollow point ammunition often fails to expand when fired out of compact (2” bbl) revolver. However, firing tests shows the flat fronted was utter penetrating to desired debths and the flat face shows more blunt force damage than the old 158 grain RN. The wadcutter also frequently wobbles and tumbles creating a larger wound channel, almost like a HP round. The wadcutter is easier to handle with firing multiple shots than +P rounds. My only drawback is I would prefer nickeled cases and sealed primers. But unless you heavily oil your weapon or submerge it in water, the wadcutter should perform well.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hank from Hard t o find productThis is the only place to find the ammo I want.They always have it at fair prices.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doc Rock from My Favorite WadcutterI like to shoot wadcutters at the range as the recoil is very light leading to excellent accuracy. The Federal Premium is the best .38 spl wadcutter I have found. Gone through many boxes without a single misfire.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by mike from nice ammogood stuff
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geoff B from Excellent carry or practice round for the recoil sensitive.Bought this round based on tests by John Ervin, an engineer for Sig Sauer's ammunition division. It passed the FBI recommendations for penetration out of my .38 special S&W 642 revolver - 16 inches/14.8 inches through bare gelatin/gelatin +heavy clothing. Recoil is extremely mild suitable for this 76 -year old with hand arthritis so would recommend for anyone with compromised hand strength or recoil sensitivity.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wayneski from Perfect CircleSmooth shooting,very little recoil.Super Accurate.My 4" .357 love these .38's Makes a perfect easy to see circle on the target.Research also shows that these make for a good home defense round as well.Highly recommended Ammo.Get Some.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by FMJINSWFL from The most accurate load I ever shot in my lifeIf you want to shoot small groups this is the ammo to use in your 38spl/357mag. Also makes a good S.D. load for the S&W Air Weight J frames like the M642.Cuts tissue and has plenty of penetration and with less recoil. Might check what Dr. Roberts has to say about the 148 WC for protection.