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Offline bobcat

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2020, 11:45:50 AM »
I used my 223 WSSM on a couple antelope. It worked just fine. I can't imagine a better cartridge than the 243 Winchester for antelope. You can probably even stretch out out a little further than 300 yards if needed.

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2020, 01:37:41 PM »
Thank you all for the great information! 

Now... I realize I am inviting controversy... but I was thinking to use my .243.  It is a tack-driver, and I am planning to keep my shots to 300 yards or less.  Is this a poor idea? Should I be looking at a larger caliber?  Thanks all.
That's a perfectly fine cartridge. Antelope are small making accuracy more important than energy. The range at which you can hit a 6" to 8" plate consistently under field shooting positions is a good guide to your maximum ethical distance.

Antelope are my favorite specie to hunt, and to eat. :tup:
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2020, 03:49:46 PM »
My .243 has taken 10 antelope  :tup:
No lost animals (knock on wood), but if i draw WY tag this year I will be using my new 6.5cm. The .243 will make the trip as the backup rifle.
All my shots have been between 80-160yds

Good luck on your hunt and as Bob33 stated; antelope is my favorite to hunt & eat as well :drool:

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2020, 02:45:47 PM »
 :man wasn't paying attention to calendar and deadline was June 1st not July 1st crap

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2020, 04:30:03 PM »
I used a .25-06 for all of my antelope but two.  The two odd ones were a 7mm Mauser and the .243.   The .25-06 is a Remington 700 Varmint Special in a heavy barrel.  Real tack driver with the load I developed.

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2020, 12:59:33 PM »
Thank you all for the great information! 

Now... I realize I am inviting controversy... but I was thinking to use my .243.  It is a tack-driver, and I am planning to keep my shots to 300 yards or less.  Is this a poor idea? Should I be looking at a larger caliber?  Thanks all.
.243 is the perfect antelope cartridge
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: my first antelope application
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2020, 01:22:18 PM »
Thanks, everyone!  I really appreciate the input, clearly based on a lot of successful experience.  I am getting excited about the fall...

I've only eaten a few bites of antelope, and it was summer sausage- so I have yet to experience a good antelope steak.  Maybe this October...

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