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Old 09-26-2006, 09:48 AM
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Anybody here shot a .338WM when antelope hunting?
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:04 AM
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Nope.
Antelope are light skinned and relatively small. A smaller weapon is better suited for the job. The 243, 25-06, 260, 270 etc are all the fire power needed to take them ethically.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:12 AM
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They are not a particularly tough animal. The .338 will do the job, but look for a bullet that won't zip right through them without doing the necesary damage in transit...
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:29 AM
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I am going to use my .257 Roberts, but it has been a ongoing debate here at work....some guys shoot them with the 250 grain Partions.
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:55 AM
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Goose,
Me!,Me! I have!,I have! and it works GREAT!!!!.I have had less meat damage with my .338 win Mag on antelope than with a 30-06,270, 25-06 or .243

True they are not hard to bring down I have killed antelop with .223,22-250,220 Swift,.243,25-06,257 Rob.,250 Savage,6mm Rem,260 Rem.6.5x55 Swiss,270 win and short,7mag,280 rem,30-30,308,300 Savage,the various 300 Magnums,30-06,.338 win mag and the .338 Ultra mag.
I used the 210 NP on the ones me and my uncle shot,dropped them like a rock.
I'm going to use my .458 Win Mag this year with 300 gr Hornady Spire points.Thats going to be a fun hunt,I have 4 goat tags 1 either sex and 3 doe tags.
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:01 PM
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I've used a 338WinMag and it worked quite well. As a matter of fact it was a LOT of fun.That wasone serious arse whoopin'on impact.

Meat damage was minor compared to the ultra velocity stuff.

BBJ, 458 Winnies on antelope eh?
That is a little bit outside of the box....
Ought to be a real hoot.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:22 AM
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EKM,
It might be out side of someones box but not mine,I enjoy hunting with BIG guns.There is no setlaws on HOW big you can use but there are on how SMALL.Well I geuss in Montana there isn't but there should bea caliber minimum.

Goose if you wan't I would use you .338 WM and not look back.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:08 PM
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375 H&H and a 358 norma but never a 338 WM, It will do the job with little meat loss.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:48 PM
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A friend of mine uses his for everything. However he says it don't kill them any deader than his 264 Win Mag. Strange but true.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:31 PM
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goose..that .338 is a big can o whoopass on them critters...get at em.
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