A friend from church asked me to come over and help exterminate some groundhogs on his farm. He knows me to be a serious shooter. I had never hunted the buggers before, but I was excited to give it a try. I hadn't been set up five minutes, when I glassed this one with my binoculars. I quickly switched to my rifle and took him with a clean shot through the upper chest. I stepped off the range and it was almost exactly 75 yards. http://www.uberwarrior.com/groundhog1.jpg I used my Remington 700 ADL Synthetic chambered in .30-06 and paired with a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 mounted in Weaver see-through rings with integral basis. The load was 150 grain military ball. I know this seems like a strange load, but they shoot really nice groups in my rifle. I have been trying to work up a load using some 100 grain Honrady Spire Points I bought, and I can't get them to group worth a damn (6-7" at 100 yards, best case). A friend suggested it may be an issue with the barrel twist rate. Anyway, I was stoked to get my first groundhog. I hunted for several more hours until it got dark. I saw one more, but I wasn't comfortable with shot. There wasn't a good back stop, and if the bullet had skipped off a rock or something it would have gone off the property, and there are some houses in that direction. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!