|Manufacturer||Sellier & Bellot|
|Bullet Weight||158 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||889|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||278|
|Cost Per Round||47.5¢ per round|
This cartridge is loaded with a 158 grain bullet, which will achieve 889 fps muzzle velocity in conjunction with a 7.5” barrel. There is no way to say for certain what kind of muzzle velocity a snub nose will exhibit without chronographic testing, but it will certainly be lower than 889 fps.
The full metal jacket projectile wears a copper-zinc alloy coating that significantly reduces lead fouling of the barrel. It cannot expand or otherwise deform while it penetrates soft tissue, so it’s not your best option for personal protection, although its lead core and CuZn 30 jacket do make the FMJ completely nonmagnetic.
This 38 Spl ammo is loaded in the Czech Republic by a company that is nearly 200 years old. Sellier & Bellot’s Boxer primers won’t corrode your firearm, and their new brass cases are always reloadable.