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38 Special - 158 gr LRN - Federal American Eagle- 1000 Rounds

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38.5ยข per round

Quick Overview

Ammo Quantity - 1,000 rounds (50 rounds per box, 20 boxes per case)
Ammo Manufacturer - Federal American Eagle
Bullets - 158 grain lead round nose (LRN)
Ammo Casings - Boxer-primed brass
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Newly manufactured by Federal, this product is excellent for target practice, plinking, and routine tactical exercises.

Each round is brass-cased, boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and reloadable. The bullets are soft lead and are great for shooting metal spinner targets (lower richochet than jacketed bullets).

The product is both economical and precision manufactured in the United States by an established U.S. cartridge producer. The American Eagle brand is a product line of the Federal Cartridge Co., which is owned by ATK, the largest ammunition manufacturer in the United States.

Video Transcript:

Federal is one of the ATK family of ammo brands along with CCI, Speer, and Blazer. Federal makes a wide variety of handgun ammo. But American Eagle is probably best known for being one of the most consistent and reliable brands of handgun ammo on the market.

American Eagle offers several different revolver cartridges with a variety of bullet types. For this review, we shot a couple of boxes of their 38 Special lead round nose. This round features a reloadable brass case with a non-corrosive primer. The 158 grain bullet is a cast lead round nose, which is one of the oldest and most basic bullet designs still widely available.

Cast lead bullets are uncommon in auto cartridges because they can sometimes cause feeding issues. But they work great in revolvers. And the absence of any kind of jacket helps to keep the overall cost low. We found the recoil for this round to be very moderate, making follow-up shots easy-- even in our lightweight Ruger snub-nose.

And, as you can see in the heavier guns, there's barely any muzzle rise when using this load. We pulled out a variety of targets and had a lot of fun with this ammo. It's great for planking and other range applications when you really want low recoil.

Reliability was also great. And none of our six test revolvers had any problems with ignition or extraction from the chamber after firing. Lead round nose bullets are not known for being especially accurate. But our tests from the bench at 15 yards still yielded pretty good results.

We fired 10 rounds from a Ruger GP100 with most of the bullets impacting just above our point-of-aim. American Eagle and 38 Special is a great value and probably some of the best range ammo you can get for your revolver.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Federal
Condition New
Bullet Weight 158 Grain
Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN)
Use Type Range Training
Ammo Casing Brass
Quantity 1,000
Ammo Caliber .38 Special
Manufacturer SKU AE38B
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 770
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 208


Mickey Gwyer ( Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:35:29 +0000 ) : that's a fair price for the lower 158 grain bullet............good job !

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Q: do u ship to california? and can i but more than 1 case?

Posted On: 1/6/14 By: BBB

A: Yes, we do ship to California and you can purchase more than one case of ammunition. While there are restrictions in California related to magazines and other shooting accessories, at this point Californians are free to purchase as much ammo as they like from LuckyGunner.com. For more information on our shipping policies, please check out this page: http://www.luckygunner.com/frequently-asked-questions

Customer Reviews

Ammo Finally! Review by AreJay
We all know how hard it has been to get Ammo.. And I thank vendors like Lucky Gunner for getting inventory.
This ammo is good stuff, It was delivered in a nice cover box, well packaged, great ammo.
I hate the price, but these are the times we are in. I think Lucky Gunner does business well.
Thank you Guys and Gals!! (Posted on 2/3/14)
Good Stuff, Great Value Review by Tracker101
By far the most affordable .38 Special bulk order I've had. (Posted on 6/7/12)
Great value, even better service Review by mattman23
This was a much better deal than I could find local. Shipped very quickly with 0 hassles. I will return for more ammo, this is now my first stop for my ammo. (Posted on 4/16/12)
American Eagle .38 Special Review by Frankie
Good for practice. (Posted on 1/3/11)

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