shtf, it's an autorifle, it's canned, and that's the best you could do. Either you need an AR with a .22 unit, or a pistol will suffice, cause it's just for sport. So why lug around a very visible, 4-6 lb .22 rifle, instead of a ccw'd 18 oz smith 2213 .22 autopistol? 6" long, 2" groups at 25m. Since everybody here claims to be able to get within 10m any small critter or bird, any time, what's the need of a rifle, hmm?