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.
Last edited by acliqueof1; 03-14-2009 at 11:39 AM.