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#1713194 - 11/08/10 10:32 PM Early Season Crow Sniping
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 4688
Loc: USA

I got started a little early this year with a bit of crow sniping. I generally reserve my dedicated crow sniping to the winter months, especially when there's a good snow on the ground. These two were taken in the woodlot behind my house, targets of opportunity. There were a few crows flying about, landing here and there in the trees, squaking and making a racket.

I grabbed my new Marlin .17 HMR and popped the first one at about 50 yards. All got quiet, so I retrieved the crow and took a few photos. Suddenly another one came flying in and perched in a tree about 75 yards away. One shot and down that one went too. Both were shot with Hornady 17 gr. V-Max loads. That is one wicked little bullet on crows.

Normally I use a CZ 452 American and 20 gr. CCI Game Points for crows, but the Marlin seems to prefer the Hornady 17 gr. bullets.







The scope is a Center Point 4x16. It's a cheap scope that I am giving a try. So far it's
holding zero well.







More and more hunters are beginning to realize the fun of crow sniping. Here is a short video clip of some of my winter-time hunts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoHCkwIfjg



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#1713343 - 11/09/10 06:19 AM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: 6mm06]
Dust Offline
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Registered: 12/06/08
Posts: 954
Loc: Frankfort, KY
Even the snobby sites (snipershide) like the centerpoint, for what it is. I don't think I have seen many people bad mouth the scope. Buying and returning to wally world makes it really nice if you have a problem. IF you are interested, crosman sells a sunshade for the scope. Does your scope grey in the upper powers?

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#1713344 - 11/09/10 06:20 AM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: 6mm06]
wahoowad Offline
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Registered: 07/05/10
Posts: 879
Loc: Central Virginia
Nice for you to have a transition from warm weather groundhog hunting to winter. I might have to give it a try. I have the same scope coming on my 25 cal Marauder air rifle and looking forward to giving it a try. I'm gonna go check out your videos now...

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#1713470 - 11/09/10 12:01 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: wahoowad]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 4688
Loc: USA
Dust, I just now checked the scope, zooming up from 4x to 16x. I didn't notice any graying. It seems very clear to me.

Thanks for the info about the sunshade.

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#1713507 - 11/09/10 12:40 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: 6mm06]
sonofdsouth72 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 985
Loc: South Carolina , USA
thats awesome ... im going to try it this year lots of crows landin the pasture next to my house everyday but going to use a airgun instead.
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#1713766 - 11/09/10 07:30 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: sonofdsouth72]
marco Offline
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Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 816
Loc: AR.
Looks good 6mm! I like the V-max for my Ruger HMR they shoot the best and you are right they are ruff on crows.

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#1713775 - 11/09/10 07:36 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: marco]
marco Offline
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Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 816
Loc: AR.
How does a guy get one of thoses videos?

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#1713865 - 11/09/10 08:50 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: marco]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
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Loc: USA
Marco,

Send me a personal with your mailing address and I'll get a DVD out to you soon. It's just memories stuff, but edited up pretty nice. Hopefully you will find some entertainment with it.

David

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#1713973 - 11/09/10 10:10 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: 6mm06]
marco Offline
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Registered: 01/28/09
Posts: 816
Loc: AR.
PM sent and I sure like that new rifle and scope. Thanks

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#1714250 - 11/10/10 10:30 AM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: marco]
The Virginian Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1563
Loc: Spotsylvania, VA
Great shooting Davis, as always! Thanks for taking the time to post and explain your rig.

Eric
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#1714287 - 11/10/10 11:37 AM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: marco]
sonofdsouth72 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 985
Loc: South Carolina , USA
Originally Posted By: marco
How does a guy get one of thoses videos?


ok did miss something here about a video on crow hunting ??? w00t
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#1714573 - 11/10/10 07:05 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: 6mm06]
Dust Offline
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Registered: 12/06/08
Posts: 954
Loc: Frankfort, KY
Originally Posted By: 6mm06
Marco,

Send me a personal with your mailing address and I'll get a DVD out to you soon.


See this post

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#1714687 - 11/10/10 09:12 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: Dust]
The Virginian Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1563
Loc: Spotsylvania, VA
David has several outstanding videos. If you get a chance you should pick up one. They're definitely something you'll watch over from time to time.

http://www.predatormastersforums.com/for...789#Post1620789
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#1714724 - 11/10/10 09:43 PM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: Dust]
Copen1822 Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/24/10
Posts: 8
Loc: WI...now AR
David, enjoyed the youtube videos. Keep it up!
Good Luck,
Joe


Edited by Copen1822 (11/10/10 09:44 PM)

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#1719036 - 11/16/10 06:37 AM Re: Early Season Crow Sniping [Re: Copen1822]
sscoyote Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 2226
Loc: pueblo, co
Hey David--sweet shooting man. Got the DVD too. Started to watch it a couple days ago, but got waylayed by the wifee. Next couple days i'll finish it--well done so far!

I also tried that scope on an AR, and it didn't hold zero--maybe it's just right for a rimfire. Hope it works well for u.

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