I vote for a Savage 17. They are crazy accurate. My kid can shoot dime sized groups with it. I bought mine at Bass Pro a couple years ago, also cashing in some gift cards. It came with a scope, I think its a Model 93?
I see ammo all over for that these days. I have not shot any critters with it, but they say those ballistic tips are big-time lethal. My gun seems to like the Hornady 17g ballistic tip the best. Very accurate.