Long range Crow

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Forester, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    I know its not the long range some here are capable of but its a new world for me. After practicing quite a bit from a bipod and from my shooting sticks and working on good long range loads for my Savage .308. I finally got a good long range shot, went through the process and down went a crow at 455 lasered yards.

    The way we were setup I was not expecting a shot that far so I was using shooting sticks, I personally wouldn't try a shot on big game from that distance from sticks but on a crow or groundhog I'm game.gun)The shot was on nearly zero incline, 455 yards, and I called a 5mph crosswind at 90* to the shot. I just checked my chart, dialed the scope and shot; and was psyched with the results.

    A friend and I have been doing a fair amount of groundhog hunting this summer but most shots have been inside 250 yards so basically point blank for my .308 with the 110 V-Maxs.

    We also got a couple groundhogs in the 2 hours we were out but none very far away and one at about 15feet:rolleyes:
     
  2. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    A crow at 455 is good no matter who you are!
     

  3. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    I love shooting crows. Kinda hard this time of year with all of the leaves still on the trees. Crows are some pecan stealin' m'fer's. I think they steal them for spite or the thrill of it because I've seen them drop them and come back for more.
     
  4. gube204

    gube204 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yes, Crows, ravens and magpies. I use a couple of bags of cheap dog food set out at about 200 yds from the house with a good view from my upstairs window and then let the fun begin. Lots of "giggle factor" when you can see a 39 gr, 20 cal blitz king connect with a good visual of the impact through the scope.
     
  5. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    +1

    It would have been nice to have some pictures.
     
  6. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    I bet some V-max's would be fun on those nasty old crows:cool:
     
  7. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Bustin Feathers..gun):D
     
  8. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it would, I did not have my camera with me so no luck...just have to do it again I guessgun)

    From what I could tell through the scope the V-Max did not do much damage. The crow flopped around like the bullet just punched a .308 caliber hole through it, usually the 110gr V-maxs are pretty violent about what they do to a groundhog. I guess a crow does not offer enough resistance to make them blow up the same way?
     
  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I'm guilty of not packing my camera with me all the time! :)