Know a guy that shot an 8pt at 300yrd with 17hmr and dropped it, also got a nice fine for spotlighting and lost license. also most certainly luck. while squirrel hunting in ouachita mountains with my uncle we started walking the .22 out to a beaver at 550yrds after about 8 shots apiece we were all over it but it would dive before bullet got there lots of fun though. If ever get the chance try it!!!!!!!!!!!! longest for me 130yrd with a H&R auto .22mag squirrel
Personal best was 235-250 paces on a group of prairie dogs. Fired 20 shots, five confirmed kills and a couple more hit and crawled off. Savage Mark II-FV, Mueller APT 4.5-14x40 and Fed bulk 36g HVHP's. Clicked 22 (?) MOA elevation, held for wind.