Not a bad choice at all. .22 lr is great, .22 WMR is fantastic as a survival round. Gives 50 more yards range, and hits harder. My friend's Grandfather used a .22 lr bolt action and 2 handfuls of shells to feed his family poaching does in the 1930's in northeastern Wisconsin. He was a woodsman, shots under 50 yards. The extra 50 yards gives you a chance.