Back last fall I past on a family heirloom 22 rifle to a cousin (keeping a promise) So I was looking for a 22 single shot. I ended up picking up a rossi matched pair 22/410 youth on sale it was $99. I got a 410 barrel too. This guns purpose is first a walking around gun to be carried a bunch and shot a little and second to shoot things in the garden or after my chickens. First off it ain't pretty, but it is light rossi's build the 410 on a 410 sized frame. It weighs 3.36 lbs with the 410 by the way it's light weight and small butt plate size make it a a harder kicker for a 410 maybe to much for a small child. a 22" modified choke barrel makes it short.It has been fed mostly 2 1/2 aa's #8 shot, 2 1/2 remmies#6 shot , federal 410 handgun #000 buckand a few remington 1/5 oz slugs to see how the shoot. rabbits and squirrel tasted the same as if they were shot with a nice fancy 410
I didn't have any more trouble knocking dove down than I do with any thing else I shoot at them. the slugs or minute of dinty moore can @ 40 yards(the farthest I would shoot with a 410 slug) The federal "410 handgun" ammo make a 410 a reliable small predator killer. when the snow started melting the critters were moving in the daytime , I heard the chicken making a ruckus , I headed out the door with the rossi and a handful of federal buckshot as a possum was making his getaway from where I fired to where he laid was 26 steps I fire at his east end he was headed west. all 4 pieces of buck hit him and he was D.R.T.
this thing is a sows ear for looks . but for a light weight don't mind if it gets dirty utility throw in the truck so you have some kinda gun it works fairly well
I have been wearing the starlings out with it lately