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Unread 08-24-2011, 02:17 PM
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antelope gun

Want to get my 14 year old an antelope gun and was thinking about 257 Roberts and, recently, 260 Rem. (I don't have experience with either as I'm an old dye-in-the-wool 30-06 guy). What are the thoughts out there?
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    Unread 08-24-2011, 02:28 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Either one is good. A lot of guns to choose from 243, 25-06, 7mm08 for a few. My favotire one is 25-06. 30-06 necked down to 25 cal. You already have brass if you reload the 30-06.
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    Unread 08-24-2011, 03:23 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Is your son only hunting antelope or will this gun be used for other animals? I would say the 7-08 would be a great start for him.
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    Unread 08-24-2011, 06:59 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Possibly others. Actually, I have considered the caliber. Thanks
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    Unread 08-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    25-06 for antelope and deer is no problem. It will even do in a pinch with a proper bonded bullet and shot selection (broadside and/or slightly quartering away) on elk at no more than 250 yards.

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    Unread 08-24-2011, 07:44 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Either of the 2 you mention would be great. I always stress fit in a youth rifle, after that if you find a deal on one or the other pick that one.
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    Unread 08-24-2011, 09:29 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    I shot my first deer with a good 'ole 6mm rem. My vote would be for that or 25-06. I still use both!
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