I have a Browning Model 1885 in .22 Hornet that I routinely shoot out of my gun room window at 'coons, ground hogs, etc. It is deadly on everything that I have shot with it, the noise is about as quiet as you can get for a center-fire. My ears do not ring at all, but then the barrel is out the window.
Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you only pay more for what you get.
Three shots are not a "group"...they are a "few".
If the Bible is the literal, infallible, unerring word of God...where are all those witches I am supposed to kill?