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!!!!!!