Has your opinion of these rounds changed since the availability became an issue? Did you find uses for any of them that you would not even have considered before, if LR would have been available? There could be more questions concerning these 3 rounds but I just threw a couple up there. I have always shot all 3 on a regular basis. I have 'still' hunted squirrels with 22 short a lot in my life with scoped rifle, usually my 39A. Shorts and patience in a good day equals a full creel without moving a whole lot and no damaged meat! I have always used shorts to dispatch small rodents and snakes and moved on up to Long and Long rifle for different things. The 39A had a lot to do with this seeing that it would shoot all 3. The ammo shortage had me buying what was available in the store at the time. Short and Long were available long after all the LR was gone when it started, so I got it too... I had always shot it so why not? it even surprised me that people left it on shelf when LR was not available, but it is mostly a lever gun ability to use all 3. So there, your input!