"How many people have you actually seen shot with 38 wadcutters?"
I will defer to the late Jim Cirillos' wrtings on that point. What "logic" is there to say, for example, "how many cases have you tried in court?" to prevent you from commenting or having any opinion on any trial or any legal issue. My experience in witnessing wadcutter shootings is irrelevant. Let me put it another way, I'll trust the owner of Buffalo Bore over you, with all due respect:
"Item 20D utilizes a very hard cast 150gr. WAD CUTTER bullet. The bullet is made hard, so it won't deform or mushroom. It cuts/crushes a "cookie cutter", full diameter hole in human flesh just like it does on a paper target. It penetrates deeply (roughly 14 to 16 inches in human tissue) and its full diameter profile maximizes blood loss as it cuts and crushes (not slips or slides) its way through tissue. Although I've never been shot with a full profile wad cutter bullet, I must assume that the initial impact of that wide flat nosed bullet, is crushingly formidable. As a teenager, I took to the woods on a regular basis and killed many a critter with heavily loaded 38SPL wad cutters'. The effect of a full profile wad cutter on small game was obvious and amazing, compared to regular round nosed bullets. That flat nose, literally hammers living things. These bullets are hard and properly lubed and will NOT lead your barrel. Note my velocities from real world "over the counter" revolver s- NOT TEST BARRELS!"
a. S&W mod. 60, 2 inch barrel - 868 fps (251 ft. lbs.)
b. S&W mod. 66, 2.5 inch barrel - 890 fps (264 ft. lbs.)
c. Ruger SP101, 3 inch barrel - 961 fps (308 ft. lbs.)
d. S&W Mt. Gun, 4 inch barrel - 1005 fps (336 ft. lbs.)
We know out of a J Frame it will go two feet in ballistic gelatin. Again I ask, what bullet does anyone think is best out of a .38 Special? For expanding bullets I believe it is the Corbon 110 DPX. For me, the 150 grain hard cast wadcutter from Buffalo Bore.