When I drew this tag I was hoping to get a nice long shot and extend my farthest kill(340 yards) on a big game animal. I'm just getting in to the long range game and I had dreamed of taking my time, ranging, checking wind and making a nice long shot. Upon arriving to our hunting area I found myself with antelope everywhere. This was my 1st antelope hunt and I got excited and shot the 1st nice big doe to present well. Roughly 120 yards away. Oh well. No regrets. Another year of long range practice is not going to hurt me one bit.
I will say that the Hornady 165 sst I shot blew to bits. I knew they were a frangible bullet but I did not expect them to come apart so much at such a low velocity. I send them at 2400 fps from my 308 win. Impact velocity was around 2100 fps. I found chunks of the jacket all the way up in the back straps. Most of the bullet did exit though. silver dollar sized exit hole. This bullet must expand well down to some real low velocities.
On a side note, some ******* was nice enough to have shot this doe with a shotgun at some point. I found 7 1/2 shot all down one side of her. There is nothing like picking lead out of back straps to put you in a good mood.