The 71's make good hunting rifles for large game of all sorts, but they also make good grouse and small game guns. I've been tinkering with round ball loads some. .350" round ball, coated with Lee liquid alox, over about 3-4 grains of Red Dot. It makes about as much noise as a 22 LR high speed load, and kills grouse well without tearing them up too bad. Still tinkering to find the best accuracy, but so far good enough to shoot grouse within 20 yards.
71 in snow bank in the Rockies in July at 10,000 ft el.