crows with a 338 Kahn

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  1. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    I have a new home under construction and just planted a 7 acre clover patch out back. I went over there today to do a little cleaning up after the carpenters and some other work.

    I'm having hunting season withdrawal, so I put my 338 Kahn in the truck just in case some kind of critter made a mistake.

    A couple of crows landed out in the field, I ran out to the truck and got the Kahn and my swaro rangefinder. 197yds. Dialed -8 clicks on the NF NXS, rested the rifle on a window sill, and BOOOM. Dead crow /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    About an hour later another crow lit. 228yds. Same setting....BOOOM. Another dead crow /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Got full pass throughs of the 250grn SMKs. Neither bird took a step.

    Boy, I must really have it bad to get this excited about a couple of crows /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    went clear through? maybe you should try the 180 b-tips. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif shooting crows is a lot of fun.
     

  3. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    good story, thats a good way to break up a work weekend/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. ss7mm

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    In the last few months we have shot some crows with the Allen Mags and have started calling them "poof birds" because they go poof when they sit still long enough /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    My buddy let his nephew try his 270 AM on a magpie at a ranged 345 yards and there was nothing visible at the shot but a small cloud of light colored feathers floating off on the breeze. POOF /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif The magpie just turned into the little cloud but the crows usually have a puff of feathers and then usually 2 or 3 larger chunks come falling down. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    My buddy shot one crow in a pine at 300 yards. There were about 6 or 8 other crows flying around the same area but just the one landed. When he came down in chunks the others flew circles around the area of the pine tree for about 30-45 seconds before they took off. I don't know if they were wondering what happened to their buddy or what but they acted kind of wierd for almost a minute before they split.

    Nothing wrong with shooting varmints, and like you, we have been getting complete pass throughs. It sure makes the deer and elk look big, even at much longer ranges. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. royinidaho

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    ss7mm,

    I'm setting chomping at the bit for that 270 am to get ready.

    Heard a rumor that magpies are protected over here. But I have a plan for a 500 yd one then a 1K. Lotsa dead calves for bait around here in the spring /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    But I think I'll have the 338 RUM running first. It ain't no Kahn but I don't care if the 250 WC doesn't exit. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Good goin /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  6. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    RDM416,

    I think you need to use a bigger cased cartridge on those crows so you can get those 250 gr WC bullets to expand on those tsrgets. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Sounds like you have a shooter. Congratulations on the new home too.

    JD338
     
  7. Jimm

    Jimm Writers Guild

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    Now that's an Arkie shooter for you /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Jim B.
     
  8. FnSpr1akid

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    went after crows that under gunned...dont you know crows are the most dangerous games...well right after lions and zebras and donkeys and a few other but still dangerous. ;P
     
  9. lerch

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    Complete Pass through!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA

    Dont you just love being overgunned, it is the only way to be,

    cant wait to get me a 338 Kahn, sometime this fall

    steve
     
  10. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    I agree Lerch! Overgunned is the only way to go. Hope you all enjoyed my lighthearted hunting story. The offseason is a bummer.....only two more weeks till turkey season /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    By the way, I got another one today from the same window at 277yds /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif