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|Bullet Weight||130 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||790|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||173|
The UMC ammo brand dates back to the mid 1800s with the Union Metallic Cartridge Company. They merged with Remington in 1912 to become what was then called Remington UMC. Eventually, the UMC part was dropped in the company name, but Remington started using the initials to refer to their value line of target and range ammo, which is now one of the most popular in the country. The ammo we tried out for this review is one of the many UMC revolver loads, a standard velocity .38 special. It features a re-loadable brass case with a non-corrosive primer. The 130 grain bullet has a lead core with a copper full metal jacket. Remington calls this a metal case, or MC, but it's the same as the traditional full metal jacket. The flat point on this bullet makes it safe to use in rifles with tubular magazines. We ran this ammo through six different guns, including five revolvers and one lever action carbine. We didn't have any ignition or extraction problems in any of the revolvers and the Marlin 1894 fed each round smoothly. Recoil is mild and works just as well in a heavy rifle as it does in a small lightweight stub nosed revolver. This is an excellent load to shoot if you just want to have fun at the range with some rapid fire, and it's also a good way to introduce new shooters to a center fire load. Many of the light recoiling loads available use lead round nose bullets, which are O,K but could be a little dirty. The jacketed UMC bullets don't have this problem, which is convenient if you're like me and always put off cleaning your guns. Accuracy was outstanding, which we tested from a bench rest at 20 yards, using the Marlin carbine. This rifle was already zeroed for 38 loads at 25 yards, so it's no surprise that we were hitting right dead in the middle of the point of aim. The ten shot group made one big hole, but measured just under an inch across. Remington UMC is a favorite at shooting ranges all over the country, and this 130 grain, .38 special should be on your short list for low recoil, fun plinking ammo.
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Bought my Remington .38 special 1000 rounds for cheap, around 340 but I added package protection. Very very quick for an email response time. Box came very heavily glued even the individual boxes containing the 250 rounds were heavy glued! I have used Remington .38 special before for training and it is THE Perfect round for training at the range it doesn't dirty up your gun that much. Very happy with my purchase! I have been telling everyone I know to buy there ammo here! I highly recommend them!
Using this in a Charter Mag Pug 357 for practice; used about 1/2 of the 500 rounds so far with no issues or complaints. Also works well in my 38 Undercover but it usually gets 158 Gr S&B
Gotta say I'm really happy I stumbled across LG; always super fast shipping (I'm in NC so usually 2 days) and always a friendly note in the box
Very nice product. Even though it was 130 gr. It shot poa. Typically anything lighter than 158 shoots low out of my sp101. Every thing functioned as it should. Great product. Shot 200 rounds today. Thanks Angela
Happy with how my Ruger LCR handles this ammo
I shoot a wheel gun - the Ruger LCR .357 magnum and I haven't had any issues with this ammo. They eject out of the cylinder fine. I've shot other ammo where I would occasionally get a casing stuck the cylinder chamber. Didn't have that issue at all with this ammo.
You're reviewing: 38 Special - 130 Grain MC - Remington UMC - 500 Rounds
Posted On: 5/18/2018 By: DENNIS HOLLAND
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