I don't like to kill snakes because they keep the rodent population down. Up at the cabin in Williams ( AZ ) once in a while there will be a rattler too close to the house, so, out comes .22. CCI .22 LR snake shot is not a long range proposition, it is for short range work only ( Heck, if they are too far away to kill, why kill them? ), At five feet it will kill a snake deader than a door knob, at ten feet it will bounce off. CCI .22 snake shot is not a long range hunting load, it is for close and dirty rodent and snake control. CCI .22 mag shot shells are better and the CCI .38 shot shells are even better, but even those are short range tools. Not designed to shoot squirrels out of trees. ,but snakes at your feet.