Fair enough. Easy to cross wires, misinterpret, whatever, when forum postings are involved, and no offence meant on my part. I've had several failures to extinguish on first shot myself, with squirrels, and yeah, it's upsetting. Taught me things like being a bit more patient, waiting for them to get out of nervous running around and exploring mode and into the trance-like state of napping or eating a nut. Once they're sitting still and munching it's easy to get a clear hit. But of course chipmunks are a twitchy variety. And if those are becoming a pest problem, you've got a considerable challenge.