Originally Posted by cole
Thanks for all the Info. I've loaded up some 55 grain nosler bt's to practice on p-dogs. Hoping this will help him alot. We will be hunting in area 31. Also I was thinking of loading 95 grain nbt's for antelope. Is this a good bullet for antelope?
Cole, you need to practice with the exact same bullet you will be hunting with!!! This way you will know exactly what the bullet will do in any given condition. I have seen quite a few people make the same mistake. They will practice with a cheaper round and then when they get to the field and try a certain shot and hit in a completely different spot then what they are expecting! I strongly advise against practicing with a different bullet then you will hunt with.
By the way, when I went hunting antelope both times, we lured them in by waving a hat in the air. They came in out of no wear! We had 3 come in the first time and one of which I shot at only 120 yards. He was 17.4". We did the same thing around Springer, NM and though the goats came in, they hung up around 300 or so. The ewe's were actually more cautous. They were much more timid to break the 500 yard barrier. This was back when I was around 14 years old and before I learned to shoot at long range. But, if nothing else is working, try waiving a hat or towel or even try putting something like a shirt in a high bush. Goats are so farmilier with their territory that they will come in to inspect things!