and please forgive me, I've only been loading since last September and I've learned a great deal from all of you here. My question being is why are cast bullets bigger (longer) than say plated bullets? I purchased the following from Grafs for my wife's S&W BodyGuard 38. MO BULLET CAST 38c (.358) 158gr LSWC MATCH 500/BX and BERRY 38/357 (.357) 125gr BULLET FLAT POINT 250/BX plus I had a box of Hornaday 110gr XTP's Just trying to learn why a cast bullet is larger (longer). BTW, love how the Berry's loaded. Now, to shoot all three with different powder grains to see how my wife likes them. Thanks, Greg Wanna kill these ads? We can help!