308win and Antelope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by TireurDelite, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. TireurDelite

    TireurDelite Active Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    Has anybody used a 308 win for antelope hunting in the Oklahoma panhandle?
    I have read in the past that the cartriges of choice for such game is the 25-06 and 243.
    Thanks for your time.
  2. longgunshooter

    longgunshooter Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2006
    why wouldnt it be just fine? a little on the heavy side but not much really. im sure people do it every year.

    one thing if could suggest is if you have a couple big coolers get it skinned and the quarters in the ICE in no more than an hour. after doing this on the last one that i killed the meat was 100% better from the past few that i had just skinned and put in cheesecloth.

    Good luck.

  3. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    I have seen them killed with a 22-250 up to a 300 Wby.
    Each worked efficiently, putting the animal down fast.
    I would not hesitate using a 308.