Hey nimrod. I have checked out the new varmit shepard scope. It is really slick. I just can't afford one. I talked with an animal rehab attendent, he used a shepard on his 10/22 to harvest prarie dogs for the animals food. He shoots the prarie rats up to 300 yds, but modifing his ammo with a SGT tool. It turns the LR into a wad cutter for better critter stopage.