As a matter of interest, some .38 Special +P+ ammunition was made intended solely for use in .357 Magnum revolvers.
Why? The .357s were short barreled guns, and the shorter .38 Special cases extracted more positively than the longer .357 brass. This was intended as a law enforcement round where speed of reloading might be a matter of importance.
The short barrel gun had a short extractor throw, sometimes leaving a cas or two hanging in the cylinder.
But ya'll probably already knew that.