There was a discussion a while back about the benefits/uselessness of the humble 410. Anyway, went out to get a few bunnies with my kid, a buddy and his kids on the weekend. We were all carrying 22s (mix of rifles and handguns). The bunnies were not playing ball, no matter how much we tried to drive them out the Alders, they just hid low in the Alders. Such that we could see them (just), but getting a 22 to go to them without hitting a branch was all but impossible.
I had thrown my kids 410 Rossi in my pack, just in case we stumble upon Ptarmigan. The Rossi weighs nothing and breaks down, so easy pack gun. So I put it together and hey presto, enough pellets from the 3inch 7shot got through the Alders to nail a few bunnies. A couple of screamers that needed a 22 pistol to finally dispatch. But the 410 proved great medicince in this scenario.