I started shooting groundhogs with a 22-250 about 1980, I dont shoot as many of them now because the coyotes seem to have really hurt the population, I have turned the guns toward the crows. They are a challenging target and you only get one shot at them. I do however shoot the hogs at long distance I have a few of my rifles zeroed at 300 yards and dont often shoot any any closer than that. Last year I had a couple kills over 650 and a bunch of kills around the 500 yard mark. These distances are not what some of the expert marksmen on this forum would consider long range but I have fun doing it.