38 Cal 148 gr WC Type II

(13 customer reviews)


38 Cal 148 gr WC Wadcutter Type II Hard Cast Lead Bullets. This bullet is a true Hensley & Gibbs 50 Target handgun bullet. By far the most prolific design of all the Hensley & Gibbs bullet molds. This old school cast lead bullet design contains a crimp groove and the face of the bullet has a small nipple that tends to help when shooting over 25 yards. Perfect for Revolvers.


38 Cal 148 gr WC Hard Cast Bullets for Reloading.

H&G #50 .38 S&W Special 148 grains (.38 Gold Cup and Clark Conversions, which is usually sized a tad smaller, at .356″). Best know as a Target pistol bullet. Three rounded grease grooves (two are lubed), one crimp groove, small projection on tip, but still considered a “full-wadcutter” bullet. A very popular design.

Technical Information:

  • Diameter: 0.358″
  • Weight: 148 grain (Actual weight approx. 146gr)
  • Actual H&G #50
  • Design: Type II Wadcutter
  • Bevel Base
  • Crimp Groove
  • Nipple Nose
  • Match Grade Quality
  • BHN (16)

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

13 reviews for 38 Cal 148 gr WC Type II

  1. Vince (verified owner)

    Excellent, accurate bullet. The crimp groove sold me on these. I hand lube the bottom groove.

  2. Robert M (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, nice looking, easy to load, and they shoot very well. I have used these in 4 different Smith and Wesson 38 Special revolvers that I own, and they are very accurate while cutting a nice sharp hole. All of my shooting has been outdoors at 25 yards. I use 3.0 grains of Bullseye. I will definitely be ordering more. I see where one customer lubed the bottom ring, I did not, and haven’t had any barrel leading.

    Note: Stateline Bullets, LLC does not validate any customer provided loading data, use at your own risk.

  3. Jerry C (verified owner)

    Bought wadcutters from Stateline Bullets. Arrived well packed & on time. Just turned in 2nd order. Buy here again.

  4. Jerry C. (verified owner)

    2nd order from Stateline. Won’t be my last. 148 & 158 wadcutters. Well packed, shipped fast. Buy here, I do!!

  5. Randy M (verified owner)

    38 148 gr. WC Type II. Stateline service was wonderful and the bullets are nicely cast. Sized correctly as ordered at .358″. I asked to be notified when they became available, which was about a week. I ordered immediately and the order shipped from PA to AZ in less than a week. Thank you.

  6. Dean Z (verified owner)

    Another fine product. I’ve ordered a number of bullets from Stateline, and never had a problem of any kind. Support family owned business. Prices are very good, and shipping too. Bullets are too well made to shoot!

  7. Stephen L (verified owner)

    I ordered 100 of the Hensley & Gibbs 50 38 cal. 148 gr. WC just to give them
    a try. Very pleased how well they were molded. They were very easy to load
    and I found them more accurate than the double ended wad cutters I had
    been using. Placing my second order for 250. Thank you

  8. Mark Stephen H (verified owner)

    The 148-gr. DEWC, driven by x.x gr. of WW231 ( a “max.” standard pressure load) gives me excellent accuracy in my S&W model 10. And they shoot to exact point of aim ! This is my new standard load for this gun.

  9. Ian H (verified owner)

    First purchase from here. Fast shipping, well packaged, and great bullets. Not much else to say. Now to test out some loads with these.

  10. Jim P (verified owner)

    Received your 38sp 148gr wc type II right on time, beautifully casted, lubed, and sized. I’ve been reloading 42 years now and look forward to working up an accuracy load for this Great looking product!

  11. Robert H. B. (verified owner)

    Just got my first order of .358 diam 148 gr type II WC bullets. The customer service was great and bullets packaged well with fast shipping. The bullets were perfect.
    When you call them you get someone to answer. Will buy again.

  12. Craig W

    Very well packaged, good quality 38 144 grain WC bullet. Glad to find a family-owned business, that still does quality work. Very much appreciated. We look forward to buying from you again soon.

  13. Michael D (verified owner)

    Tough choice between these and the 144 DEWC wadcutters. You will probably need to try various loads with both. I do my testing exclusively at 50 yards. I liked these just a tad bit better. Can’t go wrong with either.

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