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168gr SMK?

Is a 168gr SMK enough bullet for antelope @ 300-400 yds out of a 30-06? If not, what would the maximum range be for correct bullet performance/energy? I'm loading for someone, and am looking for a bullet (that I preferably have) that will work from 0 - 300 or 400 yds. The gentleman who I am loading for probably would have nightmares @ 400 yds, but I'd like to prepare for that distance just in case.

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    Antelope are fragile animals. They die easily if hit properly. Badly placed shots will be a problem with any bullet. Any bullet that is good for NJ whitetail will work fine for antelope.
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    Thanks this answered my question, but as a sidenote, here in NJ: You can't legally use a rifle for big game. Woodchucks only, on private or federal lands (not state); and if you use a 30 cal or larger the bullet has to be 100 gr. or less. This state (sorry "peoples' republic") s***s.
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    Re: 168gr SMK?

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    Is a 168gr SMK enough bullet for antelope @ 300-400 yds out of a 30-06? If not, what would the maximum range be for correct bullet performance/energy? I'm loading for someone, and am looking for a bullet (that I preferably have) that will work from 0 - 300 or 400 yds. The gentleman who I am loading for probably would have nightmares @ 400 yds, but I'd like to prepare for that distance just in case.

    Thanks.
    The 165 bllistic tip or the 165 accubond will work very well at these distances and can
    be loaded to 3000 + ft/sec velocity.

    With a 225 yrd zero he will be good to 300 yrds with no hold over and only 2" high at
    100 yrds.

    Both bullets perform well at 30/06 velocitys and the accubond will do less meat damage.

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    I shot a Lope with a 7mm 168gr Berger launched at 2850fps at 440 yds he went 10yds and never moved again. This was from my XP-100 16.5" barrel. No meat damage either.
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