Hello to All I am a new member living near Boise, Idaho. I do a lot of varmint shooting, including jacks, rockchucks, and Townsend ground squirrels. This year, I may attempt a wolf. However, in general, I would like the wolves, except for their highly detrimental impact to game populations here in Idaho. One of my favorite shooting pastimes is shooting Townsend ground squirrels with a .22 long rifle, sometimes at ranges up to 150 yards, so that is a bit of a challenge, and expecially in the winds that constantly blow around here. Many years I will shoot 5,000 .22 LR rounds during the February to July squirrel season, and now, I am using a CZ 452 for this. I have had two of these previously, one in .22 LR, and one in .17 HMR. They are very high quality, accurate, with fine workmanship. I shot the .17 HMR so much, that after over 6,000 rounds, it seemed to lose its fine accuracy, so I traded it. For several years, I shot many jacks with a Browning A-bolt in .223. And, I shot that fine little rifle so much that I shot its barrel out after over 6,000 rounds! And, it is my opinion that shooting jacks is probably about the best practice a rifleman can have, because you have everything from runners at close range to offhand shots at over 250 yards. You just cannot get much better practice with your scope and rifle combination than this. And then, there are the rockchucks! A Tikka Model 595 in .223 does most of this, but I also use a .240 Weatherby, a Sako 25-06, and others. This is also excellent practice for a rifleman, because you get to dope the wind, estimate range, and sharpen your eyes and hunting skills to spot them and outsmart them. Again, it can be quite the challenge to hit a big old wily boar at 400 yards with a .223 in the wind! I am looking forward to learning more and exchanging information with the forum.