I took it as that gun was going to add to the cook pot. But yeah, if it’s for defense… I would go bigger caliber.Man, I really hate to be "that" guy but I think you should consider a more capable gun.
If you are going to add the weight of a gun to your load, why not make it a more effective and versatile gun, than a 22.
I can't find your exact model but what I found is a Ruger Mark IV at 25 oz. You should be able to find a more potent caliber at that weight, even less.
You may not be going into bear country but you probably will be going into people (or other critter) country.