Remington has announced that a specific lot code of 100-round boxes of .38 Spl. +P 125-grain semi-jacketed hollow point ammunition may contain .357 Mag. ammunition.
This packaging mix pertains to lot number P24UA18R, and should not be used as firing .357 Mag. ammunition in .38 Spl. firearms can result in firearm damage and personal injury.
Do not use Remington/UMC .38 Spl. +P 125-grain semi-jacketed hollow point ammunition with lot number P24UA18R. Lot numbers are stenciled on the outside of ammunition cases and stamped on the inside flap of boxes.
If you have any of this ammunition lot, discontinue use and contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at (800) 243-9700, prompt No. 4, and Remington will arrange return of the ammunition and send replacement ammunition at no cost.
Do the boxes contain .357 Magnum ammo or do they contain .38 Spl +P cases loaded with .357 Mag. powder charges? Big difference in whether it *needs* to be returned or not.
A 'normal .38', revolver or semi auto, would probably not be able to be loaded with .357 Magnum, but someone who did not know the difference in cartridges, or, was not attentive when loading, could try to do it, and that would cause problems. I have a Ruger revolver that takes both .38 Special +P & .357 Magnum cartridges, and works fine either way. Take care, shoot well
O.K. So tell me, are there bunches of .357s which will actually fit in a normal .38 ???