My big game guns shoot a lot more varmints than anything else, including my .454 Casull. Those 300 gr XTP's at about 1600 fps are pretty hard on the marmots, or whistle pigs as I grew up calling them. My goal this year was to break the 200 yard mark, and my long handgun shot this year was 212 yards. I'm shooting a Freedom Arms with 7.5 inch barrel and a Vortex Venom sight. Next year I plan to mount a scope and break the 300 yard mark. Pictured is the 212 yard shot and a 156 yard double.