.38/.357 160 Gr. RN - Sized to .358 (Typical). Other sizes available upon request call or email for options.
This bullet is extremely popular with IDPA, USPSA and ICORE shooters, shoots very accurately in stock revolvers and with it’s pointed nose and no shoulder these bullets speed load extremely well. Works great with .38 short colt brass too. Requires a taper crimp.
In .38 Super Revolvers we recommend these be sized to .357
I load these bullets in my Smith & Wesson 929 revolver chamber in 9 mm. At 20 yards from a rest I can shoot one inch groups. This load is very easy to reach 9mm minor for USPSA matches. Kim Parson on 24th Apr 2020
I have been using Bayou Bullets for over 8 years now. Even with this current situation we are in (lock down), they were quick to deliver. I think is was less then 2 weeks. Dennis and his team are always looking out for the shooters. Thanks for the great product and even better service. Earl Austin on 24th Apr 2020
On receipt I noticed the bullet had gone from a cast bullet with grease groove coated with Bayou's Coating to a swaged bullet with no grease groove and the same great coating. The new bullet is slightly shorter, weighs the same and the nose is a true round nose, vs the previous very small flat point.
It seated about .005" shorter.
On shooting I noticed no difference in velocity or accuracy.
I am pleased with the new bullet and will do more intensive accuracy testing soon. David M Williams on 10th Mar 2020
Loaded and shot. No complaints flatlander on 2nd Mar 2020
Been using this bullet in the .38 Short Colt and winning matches in action shooting. Running them at about 825fps in my .357 Magnum revolver. Unknown on 16th Oct 2019
I was fortunate enough to win the "Freedom ICORE Match" this past weekend at GCL. With 160gr Bayou's. GCL hosted the NE Regional ICORE match last year and held the freedom match concurrent with the uspsa "firecracker match" this year. Both great matches. Shot both with Bayou's and never had to think about my loads which helped a bunch with this much shooting in one weekend.
Thanks for helping with another win! Bayou's are my go to bullet!
NAC Neil Cassata on 2nd Jul 2019
Not a pro shooter or reloader, but enjoy both tremendously. Learned about Bayou Bullets from a USPSA survey of competition revolver shooters. Built 4 loads and tested/chrono'ed at the range today. Everything positive that I've read is true... less powder for more power, and accurate. My primary is a S&W 586-3, 4 inch, which is what was used for the chrono data.
Using TiteGroup, with a COAL of 1.51, Federal Match Small Pistol primers, and brass saved from factory 38 loads, obtained these result averages (minimum 10 rounds per data set)
3.2 grains: 705 fps, 9 fps std dev, 112 PF
3.4 grains: 732 fps, 14 fps std dev, 117 PF
3.6 grains: 770 fps, 10 fps std dev, 123 PF
3.8 grains: 778 fps, 13 fps std dev, 124 PF
I can't explain the minimal difference between 3.6 & 3.8, but not too concerned. I've found the load that I want, and the bullet that I will hopefully be using for many IDPA & Steel Challenge matches to come.
Great product... Incredible personal customer service... you have changed the game for me.
Paul Brady on 10th Jun 2019
Been using these for ICORE for a couple of seasons. The coating is very uniform and have had zero leading issues... unlike some competitors. Customer support is top notch as well. There is no reason not to purchase this product from Bayou. Tom on 23rd May 2019
I was shooting a copper clad RN bullet in a 38 short colt. I was having trouble making power factor. I switched to this coated bullet and picked up 70 fps. Al on 23rd Mar 2019
Bayou Bullets offer a great product and service. I like being able to order bullets sized to fit my revolvers. Barney Niner on 2nd Feb 2019