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|Bullet Weight||158 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Lead Round Nose (LRN)|
|Ammo Caliber||.38 Special|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||770|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||208|
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.
Good for Cowboy Shooting
Review by RalphVonLeon
Reliable, fires every time, good ammo. Price and delivery are good, even in Cali.
(Posted on 1/5/2019)
1 of 5
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 2/3/2014)
2 of 5
Good Stuff, Great Value
Review by Tracker101
By far the most affordable .38 Special bulk order I've had.
(Posted on 6/7/2012)
3 of 5
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 4/16/2012)
4 of 5
American Eagle .38 Special
Review by Frankie
Good for practice.
(Posted on 1/3/2011)
5 of 5
Posted On: 2/21/2020 By: Robert Klingenmaier
Posted On: 5/28/2019 By: Louis Gordon
Posted On: 1/6/2014 By: BBB
We also have this 38 Special - 158 Grain LRN - Federal American Eagle - 50 Rounds ammo in stock in a smaller quantity.
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