I just plan on using it for coons and rabbits but wanted something with a little more power than the LR. I may just go with the LR just because of ammo costs. I'll put a little red dot on it and just go to town on coons and little vermin.
Have you ever heard someone say "I wish I had a smaller truck"?
I think you'd be in the same boat if you got a 22LR instead of a WMR. I understand your concern about ammo cost, but the added range and knockdown power make the WMR well worth the added expense.
Since I bought my .22 mag, I haven't shot my .22 LR in the four years since I bought my Henry. It's a hoot to shoot and makes short work of varmints.