This is how my Savage BTV 17 HMR shoots the Hornady ammo at 100 yards. The first shot landed a little high but the next 4 wadded into one ragged hole. This is the most fun gun I have had in a long time. I have only killed gophers with it so far but have no doubt that coons or rock chucks would be in serious peril if this hit them. My only complaint about the Savage was the trigger. Mine has an accutrigger but still required some "tuning" to make it nice. Great little guns for the money.