hello so i'm lookin for a better sidearm while deer/elk hunting. prey would be grouse and rabbits, accuracy and weight is my issue .22 revolver gift from dad when i was younger. Time to upgrade, i've thought about gettin a cal. that can take a birdshot but i don't kno much about them, accurate at how far and would it damage rifling. Or do i just get a accurate gun and plink em in the head. any thoughts or opinions appreciated nobody hunt big game and carry a pistol with them for small game?