Remington’s Multi-Ball Ammunition
I got my first indication that Remington was loading some special .38 Spl. and .357 Mag. ammo when I saw an unusually marked case. A typical cardboard carton that held 500 rounds, it was empty when I saw it, but was plainly marked ".38 Special Multi-Ball" and "Two #000 Buckshot."
I finally persuaded Remington to ship me a few boxes, discovering in the process that they also made it in .357 Magnum. As many handgunners are aware, #000 buckshot pellets are the same diameter as .38 Spl. bullets. It is possible to load a pair of them into either .38 Spl. or .357 Mag. brass, atop a charge of powder that drives them to respectable velocities.
Remington made an unknown amount of this ammo, but rather quickly discontinued it. I fired enough to satisfy my curiosity about the load's performance. It would easily put both pellets into a silhouette out to 10 yards, sometimes a little more. For a defensive cartridge, that's pretty good, but it just never caught fire. Go figure.
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