Well it dawned on me a few days ago about the .22 shot loads being kinda puney. CCI makes .38 Spl. shot loads too! Found a box of 10 at a local shop and snapped 'em up. A ¼ oz of #9 shot is pretty decent for snakes. So now I go out with my old 1956 S&W .38 on my hip loaded with two shotloads followed with four cast 158 gr SWC loads. If I can't kill snakes with that combination, then I'll need a rocket launcher! Had more rain last week here, but for now no more snakes by the house. But I know they're out there waiting...... But then so am I.