In my opinion, the Speer Gold Dot 135 gr +P for Short Barrels is probably the best load from a .38 spl snubby. Speer designs the Gold Dot to expand reliably at relatively low velocities -- 800 to 850 fps
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.