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Unread 08-29-2011, 12:26 PM
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New Mexico Antelope 338AM

I am not good at telling stories so it will be short and sweet.
This past Saturday was opening day of New mexico antelope season and so myself and 3 buddies went out looking for some goats.
1st buddy shot his at around 350 with a 257 wby 1 shot 1 kill.
Goats started getting very skittish after that.
Next 3 were shot with my Kirby Allen 338AM with 300 gr Gen 2 bergers at 3300 fps using kirby's standard load.
1st up is myself at 1005 yards. Shot was perfect elevation but I missed the wind and was off 6 inches but still 1shot 1 kill because of the awesome power of the beast.
2nd is a buddy of mine and the same group of antelope he shot his at 1080 and I dialed the wind perfect and it took out his off shoulder and another 1 shot 1kill.
3rd was about 45min later and another buddy shot his at 750 slightly quartering away bullet entered around last rib and out the off shoulder DRT!

This is was my buddies and I first 1000 yard animal but we have shot past 1000 yards on steel many many times.
The Berger bullets did awesome and I can't say enough good things about Kirbys rifles and thats why he is building me a Raptor Stalker 7mmAM for a lightweight carry gun.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 12:40 PM
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Re: New Mexico Antelope 338AM

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Unread 08-29-2011, 02:24 PM
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Re: New Mexico Antelope 338AM

Wow, nice shooting and what an awesome rifle! Oh and nice speed goat too!
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Unread 08-29-2011, 02:37 PM
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Re: New Mexico Antelope 338AM

Nice shooting boys, a great rifle is only half the equation, good job with some FINE shooting. By the way, judging the wind within 6" at +1000 yards is not all that bad!!!

Thanks for the report and glad the big 338 Allen Magnum did some work for you! Those Gen 2 bergers are going to make this a special chambering for sure, just another slight boost in ballistic preformance over the 300 gr SMK which is not all that bad but the more options the better.

Again, great shooting and thanks for the report.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 03:50 PM
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Re: New Mexico Antelope 338AM

It was probably one of my greatest hunts so far because of the company I had, the rifle, and the shots that were made. Thanks for the comments and I will be in Wyoming Oct 1st with 4 antelope doe tags so if conditions are right then hopefully I will have 4 more tags filled and if possible make my personal longest shot even longer.

All I will say is Kirby builds one hell of a rifle and I don't think there are any doubts how well the Gen 2's are going to work going 3300fps.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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Where at in New Mexico were you hunting?
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