Actually the Snakebite is a pretty long bullet by 38 standards. It is long so it can accomodate the large grease groove and to allow the use of 38SPL brass but have the bullet seated out to .357 OAL so it feeds in those rifles that handle .357 better.
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
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Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)