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Long shots for 'lopes with 30.6, what bullets?

 
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:59 AM
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Re: Long shots for \'lopes with 30.6, what bullets?

My father and I just reurned from our 1st antelope hunt. we went to New Mexico and we both got our antelopes. Mine is 15 3/8" and my Dads is 14 1/4" long. You will have great fun!!

Now to the point. I used a Tikka T3 in .300wsm w/ my handloads using a Sierra 150gr BTSP that averages 3,044fps. This bullet performed beautifully. My shot was a ranged 452 yards. Complete penetration and the antelope fell in his tracks. My dad used a .308 also w/ a 150gr BTSP to take his antelope @ 355 yards. He only made it about 30-40 yards before giving up the ghost. True we did not use a 30-06 but this should give you some idea on how a 150gr bullet will perform from two different cartridges but both being a 30 caliber. Good luck!
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