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Old 03-03-2009, 07:17 AM
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Re: .17vs .223 on crow

We were trying... and I emphasize trying to hit them at about 675+ yards. We didn't hit any, but came awfully close a couple times. We were totally guessing the yardage, because we did not have a range finder that would read accurately past 600yrds. For guessing we came pretty close in my opinion.

My best to shots were two pidgeons with one shot at 65yrds and a fox squirrel at 200. I was still learning the rules of long range shooting and my equipment. I kept messing around with loads and bullets and did not settle on one bullet. I get curious and want to try different things.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:27 PM
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Re: .17vs .223 on crow

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We were trying... and I emphasize trying to hit them at about 675+ yards. We didn't hit any, but came awfully close a couple times. We were totally guessing the yardage, because we did not have a range finder that would read accurately past 600yrds. For guessing we came pretty close in my opinion.

My best to shots were two pidgeons with one shot at 65yrds and a fox squirrel at 200. I was still learning the rules of long range shooting and my equipment. I kept messing around with loads and bullets and did not settle on one bullet. I get curious and want to try different things.
Wow thats pretty impressive. I'd love to shoot out 600+ YDS but have yet to. Hard to find a place around me to shoot that far..
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:57 PM
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Re: .17vs .223 on crow

I have never owned a .17 cal rifle (Daisy) but I have taken a few crows with a .223 and it does a fine job. I have used the .22-250 with 52gn SMK the most. I've also used a .25-06 (75gnHP) and 7mmRM (150gn NBT) and yes they do explode with the latter. I love that effect.
I've been using a heavy barreled .243 with 65gn V-Max's for the past 6 months and the crows here are not happy. I've taken about 25 since I got here in Sept. which isn't alot, but it's more than I'm used to. In my experience, hunting pressure usually keeps them pretty wired. In N.C. if they even hear your truck slow down they take off!
I moved up to Va. and there are tons of crows up here. I've seen "murders" with over a 100 birds. I took two with one shot at 248yds about two weeks ago. What a hoot! They went ballistic.
They have learned my white Chevy work truck, so this weekend I slipped over to the barn/cow pasture in the Jeep. BootYow...dead crow flopping...BootYow...another one bites the dust! The rest took off. I love smacking those little, black "beasturds". JohnnyK.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:13 PM
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Re: .17vs .223 on crow

Sounds pertty fun to me. Hopefully we will be a little more accurate this summer.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:58 AM
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Re: .17vs .223 on crow

Psycho, you crack me up! Unless you are going to eat the birds or are worried about a humane kill, there is no such thing as too much gun for crows. It is all about making the shot at your current conditions (distance, wind, etc...). With that said, I have to say you are doing an excellent job with that 17 cal. I just bought a Savage mdl 10 pred. in 22-250. I am currently working up loads for it. My MOA loads so far are 33 gr of IMR 4320, WIN once fired brass, WLR primers, 55 gr Speer SP. Another is: 35 gr of VARGET with the other component being the same. This is for a coyote, crow and ground hog combo at 400 yards max. Still working at it though I have not taken a shot at live game yet. Still not satisfied/comfortable with the loads yet. I have Hornady 53 gr BTHP and speer 50 gr TNTs, H4895 and IMR 4350 to play with first. Then watch out crows, I'm a coming.

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