.38/.357 (.357) 158gr Round Nose

.38/.357 (.357) 158gr Round Nose



Berry’s Superior Plated Bullets® are the finest bonded copper-jacketed bullets available today. Starting with a swaged lead core, they are electroplated with copper to their final weight, leaving no lead exposure. They are then re-struck to precise specifications, ensuring a solid bond and providing consistency with every round. Indoor range safe and unbelievably accurate, Berry’s Superior Plated Bullets® are the choice of shooters everywhere.


  • Bullet O.A.L.: .690"
  • Cartridge Name: .38 Spl
  • Cartridge O.A.L.: 1.430"
  • Max Velocity: 1250 fps
  • Cartridge Name: .357 Mag
  • Cartridge O.A.L.: 1.590"
  • Max Velocity: 1250 fps
  • Load data for our Superior Plated Bullets® can be found in any manual or on any powder manufacturer’s website.
  • Cast or jacketed data with the same grain weight and profile will work with our bullets.
  • You can use a taper or a roll crimp.
  • Don’t over crimp the brass after seating. This causes bullet core separation, leading to increased copper fouling and accuracy issues.
  • Don’t exceed the recommended maximum velocities listed. This creates bullet core separation and accuracy issues.

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.38 Special Use Cases

The 158 grain .38 Special Round Nose bullet is a versatile choice, ideal for self-defense, target practice, and small game hunting. Its heavier bullet weight ensures a stout load, delivering necessary terminal performance with manageable recoil, especially in short-barreled revolvers like the Ruger LCR or Smith & Wesson (S&W) models. For self-defense, its standard pressure loads offer reliable penetration and expansion, particularly with hollow points. In target practice, its consistent muzzle velocity and accuracy make it suitable for reactive targets.

Reloaders value the 158 grain bullet for its adaptable load data, allowing for customization between lighter bullet loads for reduced recoil or heavier bullets for maximum impact. Its effectiveness is maintained across various applications, making it a preferred choice for those needing a balance between power and control.