Hawk I enjoyed this thread.
Never had the privilege of hunting Antelope. I have been thru areas where they hang.
Wide open and see almost forever. The closest I’ve seen Antelope is around Santa
Rosa N M. Have been in Co., Wyo., & Montana ....
So I understand the 25-06 getting quite a few selections.
If I get to hunt them, which is possible, I’d want a flat shooter as well.
From my arsenal I’d choose a 270 W or 7 RM. Yes I know they aren’t tough
to kill but those 2 are my flattest shooting.
Thanks for the thread.
The 25-06 is definitely a good round. Never used one on antelope but deer, pigs and coyotes.
Antelope arent tough until they are.
A guy (again in 06) shot one with a 280 Ackley and IIRC, a 140 BT. It literally blew a volleyball sized patch on its shoulder.
It was laying at the locker. I commented to the guy "that shot didnt kill it, did it"?
He was a bit startled but said yes and how did I know?
I pointed out the wound stopped on the visible bone and another hole through the lungs.
He said it discoed for a hundred yards before round two hit home.
I took a 338 last time. It worked!
The cartridge Im taking this year hasnt been mentioned yet, but I really thought about the 257 Roberts!
Best of luck to everyone this year!