some of my best memories of hunting would be my early days, hunting squirrels with the 22. my gun wasn't quite as "sweet" as yours. my 22 was actually left at my dads house,by a boyfriend who dated one of his sisters. i guess they broke up and he never came and got his gun.
It was greatly embarrassing. The firt shot went high because I didn't allow enough for scope height and the second shot went low and only broke a rear leg. Finally with the third shot I got the hold-under correct.
Suprisingly enough, the saboted 10mm Hornady XTP did expand and shredded up.
I think I need a bigger gun.