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Old 03-30-2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: Purpose built Pronghorn rifle

If it was me I would build a 6.5-300wm or 6.5STW. 140gr VLD bullets @ 3350-3450fps would do well in the wind and shoot flat.
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Re: Purpose built Pronghorn rifle

I think my Remington 700 LSS 257 Weatherby would work very well.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:49 PM
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If it was me I would build a 6.5-300wm or 6.5STW. 140gr VLD bullets @ 3350-3450fps would do well in the wind and shoot flat.
There's no doubt that the increased case capacity of the 6.5-300WSM would give you more zip,as would the 6.5 STW,but Mr.Nosler's book says I should get 3300 out of the 6.5RM with the 120gr bullets with a lot less powder and in a trimmer package.That's good enough for me as it's not a dedicated goat rifle and I'll be packing it up hills here in BC! Cheers,Monashee
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Re: Purpose built Pronghorn rifle

wind cost 2 BC goats.......why not stalk closer??
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Re: Purpose built Pronghorn rifle

Nimrod, where are you at in the Ozarks? I live in Christian county. As to your question, on a magnum bolt face the 264 WM and the 7mm RM would be my choice due to high BC bullets available. I wouldn't go with the Mashburn simply due to no ammo availability and resale value. If you want higher velocity than the 7mm Rem mag, go with a 7mm STW.

I shot my antelope last year at the mind numbing distance of 250 yards but I was prepared for much longer shots with my STW and 168 gr JLK VLD bullets. It has a #5 Hart barrel and a McMillan A2 stock and at 12 lbs w/scope it is a little heavy to crawl around the prairie with but a slick shooting rifle could be put together much lighter than that.
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wind cost 2 BC goats.......why not stalk closer??
One of the spots I hunt is a big valley, about 6 miles across. Ridges on each side, force you in view of goats, and flats are big, barren and full of goats as season pressure moves them there. I have taken a handfull of goats w/bow.But not in terrain like this.
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That sounds like an awesome place to hunt, that sounds really cool!
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