I'm enjoying my Taurus 970. It's a 7 shot double action 22lr. The new version is the 992, though its legality is still up for debate here in NY, due to the 9 shot capacity.
It's a Tracker model, full lug, highly accurate, and very nice to look at. I took mine out for its maiden small game hunt this week.
I topped mine with a Millett red-dot scope and its very accurate. More accurate than me. Hope this helps.
How's the winter up in Port Henry? I have cousins in Plattsburgh.