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Old 04-20-2008, 07:29 PM
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First, rangefinding is difficult and you will need a first class rangefinder and it will need to be steadied with some type of stick or tripod.
We've already been checking out different rangefinders. A few guys I shoot with have top end leups and whatnot, but they start to lack when it gets out around 600 yards. Especially when trying to range anything smaller then a mountain ;)

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Second will be a good windmeter.
Figruing on picking up a kestrel this summer. This is why I'm not planning on doing it this season, need time to get used to the gear. Went out with the gun I might use (GAP 7WSM 7.5 contour Broughton 1:9) today in 25mph sustained wind, gusting to 30+. We were shoting at 300 yards. Did better then I thought I would. .22-250 was hanging as well. Might have a friend slap together a .300 Dakota to do this with.


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So my advice to you is to only hunt on the calm days.
Calm days... thats a laugh

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Third, an antelope at 1K is a 1.0 MOA target. This requires an accurate rifle with good glass. A fast muzzle velocity with a very high BC bullet is just very helpful.
I'm torn between the .30 cal or the 7mm bullet for this project.

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Fourth, there is a certain skill level required. This is accomplished by practice and not just with a rifle at a range but practice in the whole hunting setup including making a first round cold bore shot.
Again, this is why I'm hoping by the end of next season I will have the skill to pull it off.

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Finally, you should understand that you may miss or make a less than wonderful hit. Things go wrong on occasion at short and at long range and that is just the way it is.
There are a lot of things that can go wrong in 100 yards, let along 10x that.

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Once again, welcome and I look forward to watching your progress toward your goal.
Thank you for the welcome, I can't wait to start the progression on this.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:02 AM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range

Great Thread
Lots of good info!
Thanks BBob.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:39 PM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range

Its basically find antelope, find out rangefinder wont range them, find out rifle scope is set wrong for the distance, then find out the fence they leaped is on a ranch you dont have permission for, then wait til you find out they arent coming back.

But its a dang lotta fun. Would be more fun if I had a hunt pard.
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:25 PM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range

In 4 or 5 days I should have a NM pronghorn on the ground.
If all goes as planned it will be a long kill.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:46 AM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range



2003 antelope season (that's me 2nd left and oldest son 2nd right). Two other antelopes were harvested but did not make to the picture.



My 2007 16" buck.



As mounted.

All were harvested in Cascade, MT
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range

Nice thread guys, thanks for the teaching!!!
Great info for one of my future hunts.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:51 AM
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Re: How to Hunt Antelope at long Range

Bumping this thread. Leaving in 43 days for my first Antelope hunt! Wyoming here I come!!! Thanks to all for the great info I've gotten here!
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