What gun for 2011 antelope hunt ?

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by leadpillproductions, Apr 23, 2010.


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  1. sgtcliff

    sgtcliff Member

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    I have a Ruger MKII in a 25-06 and have used it in Wyoming on Antelope. My first year hunting Wyoming I killed a very nice buck at a little over 200 yards using a 117gr hornady SST. Drop that dude right where he stood. I really like that Ruger, I know if I do my part the critter is a gonner.
     
  2. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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    Yes; that's my go-to caliber for antelope. Past 400 yds, you'll want to look at 110 to 115 gr pills for better wind bucking.

    Brian
     
  3. sgtcliff

    sgtcliff Member

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    My favorite also.
    I see you are from Lincoln---I am in Brady out by North Platte.gun)
     
  4. jarheadrich

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    I have used several calibers from 25-06 to 7mm RUM and have found them all to be very good for pronghorns. Having said that I have three favorites .270 WSM, .257 Weatherby mag.,7mm RUM. Hope this helps Richgun)
     
  5. PaperPuncher

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    I agree with the one that is most accurate, I had Harold Broughton build a 6mm and 280 in 96 that is what me and my nephew used to take a few lopes and yotes.
     
  6. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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  7. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Come on, you can't post a pic like that and not give details!!
     
  8. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    16.5" bull in 7mm-08, my custom aluminum forearm. i flutted the frame, i did a trigger job, 16x super sniper scope. and no i just finished it and have not shot it yet. but it looks like it will go fast don't it!!! LOL
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Serious looking pistol, very nicely done. Enjoy.
     
  10. 21buck

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    Assuming you are open to most calibers, I would recommend 25-06, 257 Weatherby, 257 STW. or a wildcat 25 /300 WSM (25 Pronghorn) . All of these are know for long range shooting. Any one of them is adequate for Pronghorn, mulies, and even elk. They shoot very fast bullets with flat tragetory , A 300 yard zero is not that uncommon on the wide open range.

    Make a Plan and execute it.

    Good Luck in 2011
    21 Buck