Plenty of ground hogs in Tennesee, as well as coyotes.
I'm in the 500 and 1000 yard clubs.. the 1000 yard club took more than a dozen rounds to dope the wind and range.. the prairie dog just fell over,
the trajectory that far out had the bullet almost traveling straight down. The bullet didn't expand any.
Those shots were made with my .243Ackley Improved, Hart SS barrel, muzzle brake, on a Sleeved Remington action, Semi-benchrest stock,
Jewel trigger set at 3oz, and a NIghtForce 12x42 scope..
A serious long range rifle.
The bullet was a Berger 96gr VLD.. looked about like the sharpened tip of a pencil... very pointy, with a boattail.. VLD= Very Low Drag.
I have several other varmint rigs,, two 6BR s both with Nightforce scopes, a 22-250, a .260 remington AckleyImproved, which is my
newest serious long range gun. ONe of the favorite rigs is a fully custom [my me] .223 Ackley Improved, SS barrel, Remington, Nightforce
Jewel etc... it pushes the 40gr and 50 gr Nosler Balistic tips and V-Max bullets wit within 50 fps of the 22-250, on 30% less powder.
I have several AR15 varmint rigs too, lots and lots of fun...223, 6br, and an AR10 in .308...
I think I need to go to Firearms Anonymous sometime soon.
I might be in need of an intervention !! ..