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38 Special - 158 gr FMJ - Military Ballistics Industries - 1000 Rounds

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20 Bulk 38 Special Ammo In Stock - 158 gr FMJ Ammunition by Military Ballistics Industries For Sale - 1000 Rounds are in stock

Regular Price: $320.00

Special Price: $305.00

30.5¢ per round


Quick Overview

Ammo Quantity - 100 rounds per sealed pack; 10 packs per case
Ammo Manufacturer - Military Ballistics Industries
Bullets - 158 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Ammo Casings - Boxer primed once-fired brass

Note: A portion of the brass may be Nickel-Plated Brass for no extra charge as it is an upgrade! Also, some casings may be stamped "+P" but all rounds are loaded to standard velocities.
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Military Ballistics Industries (MBI) specializes in custom ammunition and ordinance products for use by the military, law enforcement agencies, and training facilities in the United States.

This remanufactured (reloaded in a factory) product is brass-cased, boxer-primed, non-corrosive, reloadable, and packaged in 100 round, sealed plasti-packs. It is both economical and precision manufactured by an established American cartridge producer.

The brass for this ammunition will have various headstamps and may be brass or nickel-plated brass.

Remanufactured ammunition has been around for decades. Some of the world’s best shooters use only remanufactured or custom manufactured ammunition to achieve a level of consistency and optimal ballistics performance that cannot be achieved with mass-manufactured ammunition. Remanufactured ammunition is produced by assembling carefully selected components to include specialty bullets, propellants, primers, and previously spent brass cartridge casings. The bullets, propellant, and primers are always newly manufactured while the brass cartridge casings are typically reprocessed to reduce costs or improve consistency.

This MBI product is manufactured using only the highest quality products available to ensure consistent ballistics and firing performance. The propellant is manufactured by Hodgdon, the bullets are manufactured at either the Lake City military manufacturing facilities or by Hornady, and the primers are manufactured by either CCI or Winchester. In addition to using only the best available components, MBI ammunition is assembled using some of the most modern electronic press equipment available. Because exceptional consistency is a major factor in creating accurate ammunition, a production facility that uses finely calibrated electronic press technology is key to ensuring that each shooter is well-pleased with the performance of their ammunition.

Each brass cartridge casing used to produce MBI ammunition is processed by first undergoing a lengthy mechanical cleansing process. Once cleaned, each casing is then re-calibrated by an electronic press to ensure that the final dimensions of each round are within micrometer tolerances. Each casing is then re-primed and re-charged using high-quality primer and propellants. Once the new bullet is seated using a precision-tuned electronic press, each round is hand-inspected to ensure perfection.

This product is not just remanufactured ammunition. It is “precision” remanufactured ammunition for the serious shooter. The fact that it costs less than most new ammunition is simply an added benefit.

Video Transcript:

Military Ballistics Industries is an ammo company you might not have heard of before. But they're known for producing high-quality, re-manufactured ammo using once-fired brass or nickel plated brass casings. Every round of MBI ammo uses Hornady bullets or bullets from the Lake City military ammo plant. They also use non-corrosive primers from CCI and Winchester. MBI takes advantage of the latest electronic loading machine technology, calibrated to provide consistent performance and accuracy. The MBI ammo we fired for this test is their .38 special with a 158 grain lead core full metal jacket bullet. The mixed brass has a variety of different headstamps. But that didn't really seem to affect consistency.

Each round performed as expected with consistent ignition and extraction in all six of our test guns. The only exception was the light primer stripes that we got while using our Smith & Wesson 686. This particular revolver is equipped with an exceptionally light hammer spring, so it's not uncommon to run into this issue. If you're using a gun with factory-weight springs, you should have no problem with the reliability of MBI ammo.

This MBI load is pretty light recoiling, making rapid fire really easy. Unlike a lot of other light .38 loads, these bullets are full metal jacket, which is really nice when it comes time to clean the guns because it leaves behind a little less residue in the barrel than cast lead bullets. We tested accuracy from the bench at 15 yards using a four-inch barrel Ruger GP100. We had a couple of fliers in our 10-shot group, but most of our shots were hitting right in the center of our point-of-aim.

MBI and .38 special is a great plinking load that's low cost and low recoil. If you've still got doubts about this brand, be sure to check out the reviews on the website. We've gotten lots of great feedback from customers who have tried the other MBI handgun calibers.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Military Ballistics Industries
Condition Remanufactured
Bullet Weight 158 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Use Type Range Training
Ammo Casing Brass
Quantity 1,000
Ammo Caliber .38 Special
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 760
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 203
UPC Barcode MBI-47954


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Customer Reviews

Good value. Review by Tom
Shoots well from my GP 100s. As usual, great service from Lucky Gunner. (Posted on 7/2/14)
good ammo worth the price Review by Blackbeard
A friend of mine gave me 50 rds to try out in my snubnose. Not one mis-fire,and accurate as any of the "top" name brands. (Posted on 1/11/14)
I'll never buy reloads again Review by N/A
I recently purchased these rounds and fired 10 of them on a range before having to stop. Of the 10, I had 2 misfire, one of which managed to jam the wheel of my 38 to the point that I needed assistance freeing it and now have to take the gun to a repair shop to get the extractor pin looked at. I was happy with the price but that was when I thought the rounds were worth it. I will NEVER purchase reloads again from anyone. (Posted on 12/2/13)
great ammo, great price and quality Review by Jay
I gave this brand a try and I am very impressed. There are small cosmetic blemishes, I'd guess mostly due to the loose packaging, and little else to complain about. Three different revolvers and a lever action rifle all cycled these rounds flawlessly. Accuracy, performance and reliability are all outstanding. (Posted on 10/20/13)
Good Review by WER
This is the second batch of ammo I've purchased from Lucky Gunner and I am well pleased with the product and delivery. Like the S&W on the 38 ammo video, my S&W 357 Pro 627 occasionally doesn't ignite the primer. Tightening the hammer spring screw all the way pretty much solved it. Now I always snug that screw when cleaning- and the screw holding the rear sight on- it comes loose also. (Posted on 8/18/13)
Great Ammo! Review by David
First time buying Military Ballistics ammo. It comes loosely packaged & there are many types of brass. The ammo shoots very clean. I shot 200 rounds & did not have one miss fire. I would buy this ammo again without hesitation. (Posted on 6/11/13)
Very Happy Review by Al
The ammo was delivered very quickly and I decided to qualify using it. Each round performed flawlessly and I had no problem with the qualification. A good value for the money. (Posted on 7/27/12)
Great Quality, Performance, Delivery and Price! Review by Ralph
Have purchased several orders of MBI ammo, it's always been a great buy, and performed flawlessly! (Posted on 3/6/12)
Very Good Review by Kasper1305
This was the best price for practice ammo that I could find and the quality for good. I ordered then at 10am one morning and had on my doorstep by dinner the next day (Posted on 12/31/10)
Very good Review by to^walk
I ordered on line and in no time had the product. Much quicker than other ammo services I 've used. As for the ammo it self it performed as expected which is all I can ask for. (Posted on 11/26/10)

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