38 SPL+P has no difference from the standard 38 Special other than headstamp designation for load segregation. This is due to the fact that our standard case design will handle +P pressures with no problems.
* Starline Brass does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are brass cases only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm.
All my Starline brass is unplated. Fortunately, .38 Special, even +P, is not a high-pressure round, so brass tends to last a pretty long time regardless of brand. Starline brass has lasted as long as the rest of 'em, and I very rarely get a case failure with loads from the reloading manual.
However, I use the +P cases for something "special" (no pun intended), specifically Elmer Keith's .38-44 high pressure load, with a nice 'n' healthy charge of 2400 under a 158gr cast bullet. That's when cases will start to split/crack after about 10-15 loads or so (still not bad). I haven't yet had a Starline case crack/split. Eventually they will, of course, but they do seem to last longer than others, so far.
Robert Goodheart spokane, Washington
November 02, 2016
great brass no neck break down is fine when reloaded 231 powder use Winchester primers
but there brass is not as good as yours.
Dennis Renken Fairfax, Virginia
August 18, 2015
Recently bought a small batch of .38 Spec +P brass to add to my other .38 Spec., .32 H&R Mag, and .327 Fed Mag brass. Altogether, around 1500 pieces. Never a problem - various primers all fit well - brass always the right dimensions. And never a split case, despite the fact some have been fired 6+ times so far. Excellent stuff, a pleasure to use.