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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15201966 09/07/20
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270 Winchester is my preference for them


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: JLimbo] #15202233 09/07/20
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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.


Wow! The one in the top pic is a dandy! Congrats!

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: southtexas] #15202940 09/07/20
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Originally Posted by southtexas
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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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Well I have the 25-06 well bracketed and

I'm trying to maintain 'some' sanity. grin


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: rifletom] #15203231 09/07/20
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Originally Posted by rifletom
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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.


Wow! The one in the top pic is a dandy! Congrats!


Thanks. That one was guided by campfire member Elkhunterguide and he got me to within 15 yards when he busted me and stood in front of his does. No shot, no tags for the does behind so it was a New Mexican stand off. Fuggers are quick off the line.

The hole offside is from the first shot hit the opposite shoulder in the same place but two exits. Two 120 grain Partitions under 80 yards is overkill. But dead is dead and he was delicious .

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15209558 09/09/20
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280 with a 140 or 308 with a 130


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Reloder28] #15209628 09/09/20
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Originally Posted by Reloder28
280 with a 140 or 308 with a 130



Way more cartridge for antelope than one needs either one. Mb

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Rem. 700 25/06 100gr Ballistic Tip

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15209783 09/09/20
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smallest cartridge i ever killed an antelope with was a 17 Remington with my bolt action Sako rifle kinda mis Loper hunting. thanks for the great pictures and all the posts 24hr campfire guys have done ,sure good to see Pete53


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Magnum_Bob] #15214274 09/11/20
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Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
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280 with a 140 or 308 with a 130



Way more cartridge for antelope than one needs either one. Mb



I don’t disagree. But, It’s all I had when I hunted Antelope. Wasn’t gonna buy another rifle just to be cartridge specific.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: pete53] #15214302 09/11/20
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Originally Posted by pete53
smallest cartridge i ever killed an antelope with was a 17 Remington with my bolt action Sako rifle kinda mis Loper hunting. thanks for the great pictures and all the posts 24hr campfire guys have done ,sure good to see Pete53

What bullet did you use, Pete, and at what velocity/range?


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Magnum_Bob] #15214760 09/11/20
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Originally Posted by Magnum_Bob
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280 with a 140 or 308 with a 130



Way more cartridge for antelope than one needs either one. Mb


I have used a 308 for everything from coyotes to elk. Do you use a specific rifle for each species you hunt?
I will admit that a 308 does make an antelope too dead.

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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15215380 09/11/20
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These were taken with an old Ruger m77 in .300wm. Overkill for sure, but what I carried back in the day. Killed a couple with a .257 wby too. That may be the quintessential antelope cartridge. They are awesome to hunt no matter the club you use.


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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15215634 09/11/20
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Have shot many speed goats over the years, These are all from central northern Montana, just below the border. Have used 17 Rem., 22-250, 243 Win. and 270 Wby. I favor 22 or 243 cartridges, due to likely running into coyotes and badgers while hunting. We'll be after them again Oct. 10th. Got lucky in the draw with a either sex tag. It's always a great time over on the east side and we get plenty of shooting in, especially if the weather is nice and the gophers are still out.

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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15215668 09/11/20
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If I was going to hunt with a rifle I have it would be my 25-06 with a 117gr Hornady inter lock.

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: moosemike] #15216341 09/12/20
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Originally Posted by moosemike
270 Winchester is my preference for them


I don't think you could in good faith say a .270 is a bad choice for much of anything except big bears maybe. I'm no authority on anything bigger than a deer or boar hog mind you, but having seen what they do to them I'd say they'd be plenty good for anything in the lower 48. I've got a number of rifles in every cartridge from .223 to 9.3x62 but when it's time to go a huntin' guess what I grab 90% of the time. Ol' reliable. I've got prettier rifles, I've even got a couple more accurate, but when it comes to having confidence in what I'm using, I usually default to the .270 Winchester with a 130 grain bullet. Oh, and it's an early push feed Model 70 and it's got a Leupold on top. Let the hate flow!

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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: Rickshaw] #15216368 09/12/20
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Originally Posted by Rickshaw

These were taken with an old Ruger m77 in .300wm. Overkill for sure, but what I carried back in the day. Killed a couple with a .257 wby too. That may be the quintessential antelope cartridge. They are awesome to hunt no matter the club you use.


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Beautiful!

And as far as overkill with what you used, "Ain't no such thing as too dead."

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Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: lvmiker] #15216460 09/12/20
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280 with a 140 or 308 with a 130



Way more cartridge for antelope than one needs either one. Mb


I have used a 308 for everything from coyotes to elk. Do you use a specific rifle for each species you hunt?
I will admit that a 308 does make an antelope too dead.

mike r



After shooting over 70 antelope since 1974 I definetly know what is needed and what is excessive. You see I like to eat them, very seldom do I take any other shot than thru the ribs side to side. Yeah I think this is the perfect niche for 243- 257" rifles. I've used from 223 to 50-140 Sharps they all work, not saying they don't but it is damn hard to beat a 243, 6mm Rem, 257, or 25-06 for their low recoil, flat trajectory and accuracy. No I don't think before you go antelope hunting you need to buy a new gun. Use what you have but place the bullet right for minimal meat loss and the rewards are all yours to enjoy. Good luck MB

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abilene, great mounts there, very impressive. Especially like the middle one. Tell us about it.

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abilene, great mounts there, very impressive. Especially like the middle one. Tell us about it.


Probably my highest scoring head, but I hunt them for their great tasting wheat fed meat! That one has honest 6" prongs. If I remember 16 3/4" with ivory tips. I love hunting them and as many of you guys know their eyesight is phenomenal. I have heard it is like us looking through a 10x power scope! One wrong move and their eyes are on you!

Re: Campfire Antelope Cartridge/Rifle [Re: HawkI] #15217261 09/12/20
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I'm afraid my use of the 270 with 130 gr bullets is overkill. It might have worked several times.


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