Took my Savage 93 BTVS, a few days last week, out for a bit of ground squirrel killing (called Whistle Pigs where we were at) and shot around 120 of them with a couple of my son-in-laws at Mountain Home, Idaho. Great fun. Two of the rodents are near the hole in the first picture. These were a couple of the larger ones as they were mostly small as the larger ones knew better than to come out of their holes but a few still did. It was deadly up to around 125 yds but because of the wind it made it a lot more interesting. One long shot I aimed around a foot to the left and 2" up and dropped one, probably 150 yds or more. They were around 4" to 6-1/2" tall and 1-1/2" to 2-1/2" wide. Not much to shoot at. The son-in-laws were sporting 22's and doing the closer shots. That .17hmr is a nasty little round on varmits.