Looks like you aren't going to have a problem hitting those pigeons!....or mice, Bob...LOL Many years ago, my buddy and I bought S%W .22 caliber pump rifles. We used them at a dump at Uniontown, WA., for killing rats. We hunted at night, with flashlights held under the forearm. Man, that was fun! Their beady little red eyes reflected the light back and gave a good aiming point. Those rats were about 6-8" long, and mean. When one got wounded, the others would attack it. Nasty! Now everything is landfills, and no more rats. We both still have the S&W pump air rifles.