Speer used to make a plastic shot holder and you could make your own snake shot. You do not have to have reloading equipment to do this. Also you can cut "wads" from card stock. A $30lb of Bullseye would give you enough powder to make over 1500 38 special rounds. There are several articles that you can google discussing various methods.
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