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Unread 08-27-2011, 02:25 AM
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Re: antelope gun

+1 for .243 but the .260 or 257 rob will make an antelope just as dead.
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    Unread 08-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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    Re: antelope gun

    6mm Remington! It's a great varmint and deer/antelope round! I've used it since I first started hunting and it's never let me down. It's fast and flat shooting and won't make a young hunter start flinching. Yes it's light for elk, but I killed a spike bull with it and a 100 gr. Nosler Partition. That speaks volumes for the Partition though too and makes the 6mm appear much larger than it is.

    My son uses a 6mm Ruger MKII that we put a Boyds nutmeg wood laminate stock and and had the stock pillar and glass bedded. It really is a great rifle! Good luck with your decision. I feel the 257 Roberts would work nicely, but the 25-06 is also very sweet.
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    Unread 08-28-2011, 10:32 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Isn't it great that we have choices?
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 12:57 PM
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    Really great. And I'm really appreciative of all the contributors--it's fascinating
    and very helpful.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 02:11 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

    Lets us know what you decide on.

    I got a .243 for my daughter for antelope, deer and elk this year.

    1. She's small for her age(12), Wanted to get the least amount of recoil and still get the job done.

    2. It's what I use for deer, antelope.

    3. The rifle I got is small (Ruger compact) so what ever caliber I got it in has more recoil and bang than a regular sized rifle.

    Sorry, I don't have any advice to give you on your 2 choices as it would be just speculation but I have no doubt either one would getter done.
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 02:48 PM
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    Ok, so call me odd, but I vote for a .270 or .270wsm. Toofewdaysafield mentioned it, but I find it rather odd we are alone, Hmmmm. Also nothin wrong with the good ol -06. At least with these you have a rifle fully capable of crossing over to an elk rifle at reasonable ranges if its ever needed, but don't have the recoil
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 04:14 PM
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    Re: antelope gun

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    Ok, so call me odd, but I vote for a .270 or .270wsm. Toofewdaysafield mentioned it, but I find it rather odd we are alone, Hmmmm. Also nothin wrong with the good ol -06. At least with these you have a rifle fully capable of crossing over to an elk rifle at reasonable ranges if its ever needed, but don't have the recoil
    I don't know about his son but for my daughter a .270 and 30/06 are just out of the question. To get either one in a size gun that would fit her, the recoil would be like shooting a 300 ultra mag, well maybe not but she would probably only shoot it once. Kids tend to not want to shoot with bruised shoulders and half moon scars above their eyes. Also for kids the short actions are more desirable than the long.


    I've seen antelope shot with about everything from .243 to .378 weatherby mag anything in between those will kill an antelope just as dead as the others.

    Here's a good recoil chart, most were done with 8lb rifles so you'll have to take a leap when figuring what it'll be in a 6 lb rifle with 16" to 20" barrel. RECOIL
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