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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Cascade] #15158829 08/23/20
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Are you implying the .30-06 might be an okay hunting cartridge?


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Mule Deer] #15158936 08/23/20
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Are you implying the .30-06 might be an okay hunting cartridge?


LOL! I guess the jury is still out on that one eh?

Ya, it works for me! smile

Regards, Guy

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15162037 08/24/20
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Guy,

I'm thinking of using you Grizzly load next year. I've got a hunt scheduled for 6/2021. LOL--I'll be using my Remington 700--push feed. I know you survived---hope I do also.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15162803 08/24/20
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Actually a 416 Bee did pretty well on a doe at 452 yards. 330 GS Custom HV at 3100 fps.

Overkill, I know but she did not complain.



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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15162808 08/24/20
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When I built my 256 Newton on a Model 54 action, it was antelope I had in mind. My first and second antelope were killed with a 303 British. GD

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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15162834 08/24/20
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If I manage to draw another tag I plan on using a .223 with a bullet that does well in the wind. Used a 7x57 in the past.

Maybe next year.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15164385 08/24/20
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I’ll be using a fast twist 22-250 on my hunt this year.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: chesterwy] #15165699 08/25/20
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I hunted pronghorns in Wyoming for many years. My rifle of choice was, and is, my Wby. Mk.V, in .257 Weatherby, pushing 100 gr. Barnes TSX or TTSX bullets at 3700 fps. IMO, the .257 Wby. is a near ideal antelope cartridge, and with the Barnes projectiles, meat damage is a lot less than what I used to see with more conventional bullets.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15166924 08/25/20
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I have used 6mm Rem, .270 Win and .264 Win Mag most bagged with handloads. But when I took my Son hunting I told him if he bagged one that measured 15 inches I would buy him a Rifle well he did and I bought him a new Remington 700 CDL. 25-06 Rem.
Winchester envisioned the .264 Win Mag as the Ultimate Deer & Antelope round and it has performed well in this roll. In truth all four have performed very well on Antelope.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15167881 08/26/20
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.243 Win, .257 Roberts, 6.5-06AI, .280 Rem, 7mm RM, .30-06 and .375 Win - I've used them all. The favorite is the .257 Roberts, which has been used by daughters, nephews and myself.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15168707 08/26/20
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25-06 with 115 grain Partitions and IMR 7828 work for me on antelope and mule deer.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15168753 08/26/20
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257 weatherby is by far my 1st choice. I have taken north of 45 lopes between wyoming and AZ and they have mostly been with the 257 or 25-06. 100 gr tsx and rock on.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15199719 09/06/20
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25-06. 120gr Hornady Interlock, Ruger MkII. Seemed to work rather well.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15199739 09/06/20
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I’ve never been yet, building some Wyoming points so far. When I do go I’ll take my Browning Medallion .243 wssm . It was gifted to me by a very close friend before he passed. Very accurate

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Big Pine -

Very Nice & I understand that feeling.

GOOD hunting.

Jerry


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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.

Jerry


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: BigPine] #15201110 09/06/20
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Originally Posted by BigPine
I’ve never been yet, building some Wyoming points so far. When I do go I’ll take my Browning Medallion .243 wssm . It was gifted to me by a very close friend before he passed. Very accurate


Thats a good cartridge for the purpose in a nice handling rifle.
A friend of mine used it on his goat in 06.
It gets there quick with about any bullet weight.



Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: jwall] #15201117 09/06/20
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Originally Posted by jwall
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.

Jerry


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!



Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15201138 09/06/20
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Second one 2017 New Mexico with a 257 Bee 120 grain partitions. A bit over kill at 30 and 75 yards.

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First one 2005 N. Nevada with a 30-06 and a 150 grain fusion.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: jwall] #15201875 09/07/20
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Originally Posted by jwall
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.

Jerry


Jerry: What are you thinking?? The correct conclusion is that you need to purchase a new 25/06.. Have you lost you loony card??

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