First Antelope hunt in area 42

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Rhino55, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Rhino55

    Rhino55 Well-Known Member

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    Got my first buck and doe in Area 42. 6.5X284 does a number when loaded with 140 Berger VLDs, 49 grs of 4831SC, Lapua brass and Federal 210 GM primers.
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  2. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    It sure does!
     

  3. 1/2 slam

    1/2 slam Well-Known Member

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    Hope you didn't want that cape.
     
  4. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Good job, what was the distance?
     
  5. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Man thats a hole, congrats
     
  6. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

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    Would like to know the distance to as I was wanting to shoot 140 Bergers in a 260. Thanks.
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your first antelope. They can get bit chewed up what ever you use.
     
  8. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    I shot one on my last antelope trip with my 6.5x.284 basically the same load. 365 yards and the Berger 140 did a great job. Didn't even destroy much but I always shoot for the spot right behind the shoulder. Blew out two ribs entry and one rib exit.
    I have shot a few things with Bergers and have been very pleased with the performance. Shot a big hog with my 7wsm and the 168 Berger and it did an awesome job. Picked him right off his feet and body slammed him. DRT.
     
  9. Crittergetter75

    Crittergetter75 New Member

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    Just wanted to let you know that I could not get the Bergers to shoot in my .260. I tried 4 different powders and 5 different seating depths. I tried both the 140 and the 130 grainers. I end up giving them to a friend who shoots a 6.5-284. I shoot the recommended twist rate, however I think it just does not push them fast enough out of the .260. My groups were all about 2-3 inches at 100 yards, so I did not even attempt any additional distances. I settled on a Nosler bullets.