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Old 05-31-2013, 02:24 AM
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Drew my first antelope tag ever!! Nevada 065

Just have to decide: 6.5x284 or 300 win mag....I'm thinking 6.5

Can't wait.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:58 AM
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Re: Drew my first antelope tag ever!! Nevada 065

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Just have to decide: 6.5x284 or 300 win mag....I'm thinking 6.5

Can't wait.
I think I would go 6.5 as well
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: Drew my first antelope tag ever!! Nevada 065

Just to be contrary I'll go with the 300 Winchester. Now that you've drawn you go on a five year "probation", by the time you get your points built up again. This could be a lifetime tag. My favorite Antelope load from 6mm to 375 is a 300 with a 200 grain bullet with a decent BC. Guess a wind call a little wrong, and even just center mass it anchors them right there. Also, Nevada Antelope are not nearly as populated as Wyoming making for fewer opportunities. I've read enough of your post to know, you know the rifle end of it as well or better than I do, and the question is mostly being sociable, but if you really want to take the 300 you're not the only one. Just guessing at your dates, but my one Nevada Antelope was late August-early September the rut got more visible everyday. Temperature sensitivity will play a roll. A rifle cooking on the front of an ATV all day will get damn hot.
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Re: Drew my first antelope tag ever!! Nevada 065

Took a pair last fall with a 300 win and the 215's from the same herd. My two farthest shots on speed goats. First was at 1005, the second was at 1285. Bullet performance was awesome with complete pass through on both and both with nice 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" exits.

Antelope are the perfect long range game. They are out all day for the taking. And they are usually in open areas to watch them fall or for a follow up if needed.
They also eat very good too. We take between 6 and 8 each year. Knock the bark off them, 1/4 em and get them on ice asap.

I would try to get a doe tag or 2 and take both rifles. But I would probably use the 6.5 for a back up.

Good luck on your hunt and have a great time.

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: Drew my first antelope tag ever!! Nevada 065

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I would try to get a doe tag or 2 and take both rifles. But I would probably use the 6.5 for a back up.
Not possible. Nevade doesn't do multiples. Can only put in for buck or doe.

Maybe someday.

This is the last year of my 5 year waiting period for Nevada buck antelope. During that time I've drawn 3 doe tags.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:01 PM
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Not possible. Nevade doesn't do multiples. Can only put in for buck or doe.

Maybe someday.

This is the last year of my 5 year waiting period for Nevada buck antelope. During that time I've drawn 3 doe tags.
Thanks for that info, then I would make a swing through Wyoming and buy 3 OTC does tags and use them for a warm up session.

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Old 06-02-2013, 04:29 PM
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Thanks for that info, then I would make a swing through Wyoming and buy 3 OTC does tags and use them for a warm up session.

Jeff
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