Hard to beat the old stand by, Model 70 in 243. 400 plus yards.
Not a goat, but the same 243 works well on muley's at 547 yards.
Both were shot with the Hornady 100 BTSP.
Having bragged about the 243, I'll confess that thats the wife's gun. My Go To Goat/Deer rifle is a Model 70 Featherweight in 257 Roberts.
If you practice in the wind, you can shoot in the wind. This is Wyoming, if you dont shoot in the wind, you dont shoot.
7mm Rem Mag in whatever rifle you want.
I've shot em with 243 to 308, seen them shot with just about everything: 300 win mag, 6.5 Grendel, etc.
Thing to keep in mind is that the wind is always blowing in Wyoming, so high BC bullets with good velocity (i.e. powder) behind them is ideal. 7mm Rem Mag with 162gr, 168gr, or 175gr bullet would be my choice because you've got all the criteria covered: high BC, velocity, killing power, and it won't blow your shoulder off.
I’d imagine we’ll be shooting 2-300. I’m pretty confident out to 500, which is the max available at my local range. The BRH reticle takes a lot of guessing out of the equation and with a 180 accubond I feel they will buck the wind pretty decent.
I’ll probably throw the 08 in the truck for a backup anyway. Peace of mind.
It’s a great cartridge. I’m going to have both rifles ready and take them. Brother drew tag too so we’ll have one backup. He will be using his .270. Driving out so flying with extra gear etc isn’t a concern. Nice to have options.You can use the 300 Win Mag if you want, but the 7-08 is a perfect caliber for antelope. That's a friends cartridge of choice for antelope hunting and he's taken quite a few over 500 yards