I've been looking to get a rim fire for small game. Trying to decide between 17 HMR or standard 22 long rifle. Might go with a pistol like the Ruger 22/45 with some kind of reflex sight or bolt action rifle with low powered scope in a 1-4x, not sure which way to go yet. This will be used for grouse, squirrels and rabbits. Accuracy is my number one concern being that I dont want to ruin or lose meat on grouse, worried the 17 could cause too much meat damage if anything other than a head shot is used. Lets here what you all think.