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Unread 01-23-2009, 11:07 PM
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My first Crows

Hi . This is my first thread on the forum. Today was a great day for me. I shot my first crow! I know, you pros have shot hundreds of them but give me time and i'll catch up. I bought my first varmint rifle a few months ago. A Savage modle 25 thumbhole in 223. Also started handloading my ammo. I love it. Why did i wait until i was 60 to start doing this.. Anyway a friend of mine staked a some road kill out in my cornfield at 200 yards. This morning the crows were all over it. I shot one and blew him apart with a 50 gr v-max bomb and the bullet also took of the wing of his buddy. The wounded crow took of across the field while a couple landed to see what the problem was and Pow i got another one at 250 yards. The wounded crow was still going strong. By now it was 385 yards out and on my second shot i got him. I'm really happy with that rifle. I have my field set up with marker flags out to 500 yards so that really helps in judging my distance. Can't wait to go out tomorrow morning to try it agan.
This is a great forum. With out the information i gained here i could not have made those shots. Thanks a lot!!!!!!
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    Re: My first Crows

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    Why did i wait until i was 60 to start doing this
    That was better than waiting until you were 61.

    In one shot you kill a crow and set one up to act as a live decoy. Pretty good shooting.

    Crows are smart and it won't take long for them to figure out that you got a new gun.
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    Unread 01-24-2009, 11:28 AM
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    Re: My first Crows

    223AI,
    Congrats and welcome to the forum!
    Sounds like you are off to a good start.
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    Sounds to me like you need to change bullets. You're wasting way too much meat!

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    Unread 01-24-2009, 05:14 PM
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    Re: My first Crows

    Thanks guys for the reply. This morning I went out to shoot some more crows and guess what, there was a coyote at my roadkill. Yep a 50 gr. v-max into the chest and out behind the right front leg. Youre right, it sure left a mark!!! That was my first coyote. Now I can go to the coyote section of this forum and join in. Thanks again, Al
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    Unread 01-24-2009, 05:22 PM
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    Very cool-Good for you!
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    Re: My first Crows

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    Anyway a friend of mine staked a some road kill out in my cornfield at 200 yards. This morning the crows were all over it.
    That's a good Idea! I've never heard of anyone doimg it like this before. Now I just need to remember it.

    Congats!!
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