An accurate .280 Remington...........
During the lambing season here in Australia the farmers become inundated with crows and foxes. Consequently, I get a call each year to remind me to come out and discourage both. The foxes quickly learn to depredate after dark but day light is when the crows are active.
Crows, being one of the smartest of the bird family soon learn to keep their distance. However, now and then one misjudges the safe distance to keep and comes into range. I use a variety of cartridges on them like a .22 magnum for the dumber ones all the way up to my .308 but in this story I used my .280 Remington RCBS Imp. loaded with a 175 gr. round noise bullet.
The only reason I was using it was because it is so damned accurate and I hadn’t shot anything with it and I was chafing at the bit to do so. I had set up on some junk among a bunch of old farming equipment and other abandoned vehicles that the farmer simply parked along the end of the huge field the ewes and lambs were in. I had my “Shooters” bag set up on that piece of that junk, rifle resting on it ready while I sat back in my car waiting for an opportunity.
It wasn’t long
before one landed at around 125 yds. and out of the car I slipped
ready to take a shot.
I gotta tell you that 175 gr. R.N bullet nailed that crow nearly tearing it in two.