Antelope bullet choices for bigger gun

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by midwesthunter, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    In my group that's going out west, two will be using a 30-06, what bullet would you recommend? Has to be factory ammo, as they don't reload, I was thinking a 150 grain Nosler Ballistic tip
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I'd narrow the list by what shot the best.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I think you are in the right bullet weight and a Winchester ballistic silver tip, the swift Sirocco Hornady SST, and Nosler ballistic tip.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. 105Coues

    105Coues Active Member

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    150 Ballistic tip is a perfect choice. Good Luck
     
  5. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

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    Antelope aren't very big, nor are they that tough. Any good factory bullet will work.

    As mentioned above, the one your gun shoots best would be the best choice.
     
  6. kolob10

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    150 gr nosler ballistic tip is fine. Don't overlook the Hornady SST's.
     
  7. Wyodog

    Wyodog Well-Known Member

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    Shoot the same bullet that you are already shooting from the 06. If it shoots good that is
     
  8. NMcCullough

    NMcCullough Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Last year, I just used my elk load of 180 nosler partitions and it worked just fine. Shot was less than 50 yards and I had a clean pass through behind the shoulder. Went down in a few yards with no added drama. So long as your impact velocity isn't too high, any big game bullet should work fine.
     
  9. wyowinchester

    wyowinchester Well-Known Member

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    What WYODOG said. If you already have a load worked up for your ;06' You'll save time and money using what already works for your rifle.