I just got back from the most frustrating hunts I've ever been on. Took a whole week off work to hunt some beautiful woods and sandhills and hiked somewhere close to 60 miles. Of the 10 guys hunting only 5 of us had ethical shots on any deer and I was the only one to bag one, on the morning of closing day for he season to boot. Was actually the nicest buck I've ever shot or known someone to shoot and closer to a down right there kill than I knew was possible when he walked no more than 5', so it was definitely a worthwhile experience. While I was out there and fighting he growing sensation that no deer existed in the county I kept seeing jackrabbits, squirrels, and turkeys. Enough turkeys I bought a tag and tied my 16ga to the side of my pack. My thought now is would it be worthwhile to pack a lightweight rimfire and shotgun on these hunts so I'm prepared to bring something, anything, back to camp? What would you guys recommend for a set of light beater guns to haul around? I know a combination shotgun rifle would be the easy answer but all I've ever seen are .410 and I have very little faith with that guage in my hands so I'd want at least a 28. Also many of he small game shots I had were at 100-200 yards so I'm thinking something more than 22lr, still debating between 22mag, 17hmr, or 17wsm. I'd like to stick to rimfire since my state has laws about carrying a centerfire during rifle season without an unfilled deer tag. I guess long story short what are some of the lighter shotguns and rimfires you guys would trust to bring home a meal?