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Unread 11-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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long range antelope--kinda!

I haven't posted much on this forum because I have never thought of myself as a long range hunter. But, all of this money I have spent on a rangefinder, optics, ballistic apps and time spent reloading and practicing has finally paid off! I was able to harvest this antelope in the WY high desert at 543 yards with a 270 win in a Rem 700 BDL with a single shot! My previous longest shot was my elk this year at approx 180 yards. I am currently waiting for my 338 lapua on a Rem 700 action to be finished being built, so I am super excited to get started and hopefully become a better shooter! I have read and read hundreds of posts on this forum and have gained tons of knowledge! Thanks for all your posts!

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Unread 11-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: long range antelope--kinda!

Nice Shot & Antelope .. Good Hunting
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Unread 11-01-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: long range antelope--kinda!

Getting the practice, equipment, and confidence to go beyond 500 yds is the first big step.
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Unread 11-01-2012, 12:02 PM
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Re: long range antelope--kinda!

That's a good poke at a good pronghorn! Congratulations. My brother and I and 2 friends have agreed to put in for WY pronghorn for 2013.

Please share your 270 load and how it does on target.

All the best
Derek M.
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Unread 11-01-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: long range antelope--kinda!

Great job! Where were you hunting? We hunt zone 6 near Newcastle every year.

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