2011 Wyoming Antelope

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by coyotecrazy, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. coyotecrazy

    coyotecrazy Member

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    I was lucky enough to draw an antelope tag for area 72 my first year applying. I went out knowing that there were a lot of goats in that area and I saw plenty of nice ones. This one caught my eye saturday night the 24 of September but couldn't get a good shot on him. Went out again sunday morning and spotted him in the same area. After quite a stock on him i finally got my chance and made the most of it. He is not the biggest one I have ever shot but by far the most unique.
     

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  2. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    It would be tough to pass up a buck with that character. Good job.
     

  3. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    I hope you had as much fun as I have had in the past. I just love the spot & stalk hunting of Antelope the crawling and sneeking in for the shot & the great views of the country. I hope you get to do more western hunting in the future. By the way a nice buck & you will always remember it & the smell of the sage every time I get out west I grab a hand full and smell it & look at the beautiful vistas. Good Hunting.
     
  4. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool looking horns!
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Cool looking buck. Give us some more details though. Rifle, load, wind conditions, distance of shot....
     
  6. coyotecrazy

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    The gun is a Ruger M77 Mark II in 280 Rem. I'm shooting a 139gr Hornady SST with 45.5gr of IMR 4064. Shot was ranged at 303 yards. Wind was a very light breeze from left to right.
     
  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Ah very nice thanks for adding the details. What kind of groups is the rifle shooting?
     
  8. coyotecrazy

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    I am getting just under 1 in at 100 yards. I really like the way the SST's shoot and more importanly the way they perform on antelope. I may tweak this load some just to see if i can make it shoot any better before next season. I may also try some different bullets and powders just to see if i can get some smaller groups but for a completely stock rifle I really like this Ruger.:)