I am a huge fan of the 17m2 cal for small game. My favorite rifle is a Rem 511 bolt with a 6 shot mag. It's bored out and relined to 17m2, drilled and tapped for a 6x18x50 Tasco. The socpe is a bit much for the woods but if youo are in the trees and can get your xhairs on a sqrl, he's pure toast. With 2 pecan groves on our prop, sqrl patrol is a favorite pastime.