This is a SWC (semi wad cutter) light recoil 38 Special load. It’s perfect for casual plinking and Cowboy action shooting. The 158 grain bullet takes up enough case capacity to facilitate consistent velocities from both revolvers and lever guns- despite the modest pressure. Recoil is very mild and this round is a pleasure to shoot. It’s also a perfect way to introduce children and new shooters to the world of firearms. These red coated lead bullets not only stand out, but they also offer reduced lead fouling and prevent the need to directly handle lead.