I like shorts for quiet plinking. They are quieter than Long Rifle. A LR has a much sharper CRACK IMHO.
I've used them for squirrels in the past. They don't seem to mind. A dead squirrel is a dead squirrel.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)