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Old 04-23-2010, 12:35 AM
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What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

What do you think is the best caliber for speed goats ? Or should i use the lapua lol leave a big hole .
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:49 AM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

Use whatever you have that shoots good. Antelope aren't hard to kill. I've used a 243 to a 338-378 and several in between.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:55 AM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

I'm taking my 7mag i've been working on all winter and my wife is taking her 270, but if i were looking for a new gun for lopes I think i'd try a 25-06 or 257 weatherby or maybe a 257 Roberts. I think it's that i've never had a 1/4 bore...lol.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:27 AM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

i'm going with two 7mm-08's one rifle and one pistol. hope to tag out with both.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:36 AM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

Depends on how far you want to shoot one. Inside 800 yards my 257 STW shooting a 100 grain swift .429 bc at 3885 fps is point blank to over 500 yards on deer and antelope. My 264 STW shooting the 130 swift .572 bc at 3575 fps also is excellent. Took one last year at 813 yards with my 338-378. A 185 grain Barnes TTSX .432 bc at 3750 fps is incredible at 800 yards.

If you want to shoot one way out there beyond 800 yards and you have a lapua then you are good. Where I hunted last year the antelope were very spooked and hunters had trouble getting within a half mile of them. They would be on a dead run from a vehicle at a mile away. On opening day out of a camp of over 25 hunters there were three antelope taken and all three guys had big guns that shot a long way. Longest shot was over 1100 yards opening day with a 7mm STW. A guy from Casper made that shot with a 25 pound target rifle. Sometimes having a big gun pays off.
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:28 PM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

How far do you have to drive to kill one of those speed goats?How far have you stretched the 240 gibbs?
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:33 PM
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Re: What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

Sniper2, With a long range gun you can shoot one off the porch. But we drove a few minutes down the road. A short range bow will take big mulies off the porch at 10 steps. Closer than that if you throw an apple out. The 240 Gibbs is shooting great with the 107 matchkings. Need to stretch it out on some coyotes. You get out this way and we will do that. I got plenty of guns that need shootin.
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