Have several 22`s that can take all forms Short Longs and LR. I also have some AR`s on the way. Just wondering how the 22 WMR compares to the 223. Looking for light hunting. Tree rats, rabbits, and the likes. Sound, distance and power and cost per round are what I am wondering about. If I got the 22 WMR I would want to be able to swap barrels to a 17 HMR. Honestly more worried about the rimfire and noise limitations and not being able to use the .223. Does Texas or surrounding states have a rimfire only season that the 22 WMR would be needed for?