Yeah, it was for SHTF, I think you're right, but I priced it out on factory bullets and brass and it's actually cheaper to shoot .32 than it is .25 ACP. That's just... unbelievable. Yes, if you were to cast lead bullets it would cost a lot less, but I don't hold out on being able to get lead for free or find it in STFH. .32 is not overkill for small game if you load it weakly enough and subsonic velocities out of a 20 inch rifle would be fairly quiet. .32-20 was used on deer over 100 years ago and with black powder as the charge, so the .32 has the potential, a lot more so than .25 does, and the principle applies to .31 vs .36. There are no .31 percussion rifles out there, but you could have a .36 rifle with a 12 inch barrel and detachable stock on the 1851 Navy.