|Bullet Weight||125 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||900|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||225|
|Cost Per Round||76.0¢ per round|
This cartridge is loaded out with Hornady’s own 125 grain eXtreme Terminal Performance bullet. It’s a jacketed hollow point, but its jacket is drawn instead of plated. That’s important, because only a drawn jacket is able to become progressively thinner the closer it comes to the JHP’s nose cavity. Its jacket’s attenuated rim and surrounding notches both help the XTP to exhibit wider-diameter terminal expansion following lower-velocity impact.
The XTP also features a rotationally stable swaged lead core, cannelure that prevents setback while recoil jerks the cartridge around in the cylinder or magazine, and fully shielded rim which prevents damage on impact that could have impaired terminal expansion. These are Nebraskan-made, brass-cased and fully reloadable self-defense rounds, but you could certainly use them for target shooting or varmint banishing purposes if you so please. Hornady recorded this round’s 900 fps muzzle velocity with a 4” barrel.