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Old 03-29-2005, 09:52 AM
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Re: Wyoming Pronghorns & Wind

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POP,

I guess I could use my 460WBY mag but the thought of firing more than 1 full-house 500grain round sends chills up my spine. I think the pronghorn would get the better end of that deal. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I'll do some load development with the 160 Accubond. I'd also be interested to see if it will fit in the magazine. Seems like none of the polymere tipped bullets do.

VH

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Now you're thinking!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

No seriously I think the 160 AB would rock out here at about 3100 fps.

BTW I know I am nuts but can't afford Africa yet so the big guns get a workout on goats out here. I get 3 tags every year so pmight as well bleed all the guns right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Wyoming Pronghorns & Wind

VH, my latest antelope was taken last Oct. in NE Montana. I used an XP-100 in 22BR shooting a 55 gr. Sierra HPBT Gameking. One shot and it was lights out for him. This was a laser ranged shot @208 yds. I had plenty of time to shoot I might add. There was a 10 mph crosswind that I did allow for. These are thin skinned animals and a well placed shot will do the trick. I have taken numerous antelope with calibers ranging from .22 to .308, all centerfire. Some shots were in excess of 500 yds. The one that I remember most fondly was taken with my 260AI, 100 gr. Bt at only 80+ yds. The best part of the hunt was stalking him and getting as close as I possible. My advice. Shoot and then shoot somemore. Do so in all shooting positions and in the wind, if possible. Good luck and have fun!
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VH,

shot 19 rounds today...

winds were 10-20 mph gusts....usually hovering at 15mph

at times I had 56 clicks dialed in for wind...
I was shooting from 600-1100 yards......

during one spell I had 56 clicks and held one additional mil...
it was actually pretty fun... kinda like shooting around corners....
13+ plus feet of drift.. YEEEEHAAAAWWWWW

still hit my targets ( 10 dia. ) within 2 shots from 750 to 1100...
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Re: Wyoming Pronghorns & Wind

Ric,

You're not still wondering why I was considering such a high BC bullet are ya?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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I was shooting 175 SMK's with a real B.C. of .5

it was still alota fun and a got some god data!
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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MT GUNNER,
Shoot me an e-mail if you would please ernie33@sbcglobal.net
I tried your e-mail and it didn't work I have a question concerning XP-100's.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:49 PM
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Re: Wyoming Pronghorns & Wind

VH
Hope you have a good hunt this fall in Casper. It looks like the herds wintered very well, so you should have many good bucks to choose from.

Absolutely go with a hunting bullet. Accubond and Barnes bullets have worked well for me at long ranges and still worked well extremely close. Also, make sure you advise your outfitter/guide on your long range intentions so everybody is on the same page.

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