I think I am going to spring for a .22 pistol dedicated to small game hunting this year. My only criteria is accuracy and ease of mounting a scope (either a 2x or a dot of some sort).
Right now I am split between a S&W 617 and a Browning Buckmark 5.5 heavy barrel. I'm not a big fan of the Rugers - any other suggestions?
If not the Smith & Wesson Model 617, then a long barreled, Model 41. (Which I think you'll get a little more range and accuracy out of.)
Pricey, though! This said, there ain't nothing wrong with a nice bull barreled, Ruger Mark III, 'Hunter'.