Saw your post last evening but didn't have a chance to chime in. I have settled on two different 22WMR offerings.
For squirrel and rabbits I like the CCI Maxi-Mag HP, 40 gr, load # 0024. They shoot well out of my 983, shoot flat and hit hard.
For larger small game, I tried and like the Federal Game-Shock 50 gr, load# 757 product. Not as flat shooting as the CCIs but I like the heavier bullet.
Edit: Once I shoot up the 50 gr Federals I have I will probably just settle on the CCIs as they have a much flatter trajectory and carry comparable energy across the likely ranges where I use them.
Hope you get some more input to your question.