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Old 05-19-2008, 05:56 PM
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I'm picking up a .243 mainly for antelope.....probably a backup on a mule deer hunt, though may become my mule deer rifle.

I've used a .270 on antelope and the results were overkill, bullet's always blew right through them.

I've heard the .25-06 billed as the perfect antelope rifle, though I'm thinking a .243 may be perfect.

I think for that combo though, 25-06 or .270 would be about as ideal as they come, not overkill for either, nor undergunned either.

But anything from .243 to .30-06 would do both fine.

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Old 05-19-2008, 09:40 PM
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My 7mm Rem Mag absolutely made a mess out of the last antelope I shot. 140gr Nosler AccuBond loaded to max velocity did a number on the goat. Thought there mighta been 2 pieces when I walked up to it.....

I'll be shooting my 243 or my 25WSSM this fall for goats.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:46 AM
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I've usedthe243 win and 25-06 Rem both on them and either one work great .
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:25 AM
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.25-06 people have been harvesting everything from yotes to elk with this caliber.

the .25-06 is my primary hunting rifle
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:53 PM
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.243, 6mm rem, 25-06, .260, 6.5x55, 270, 280, 7mm-08. Never shot a lope, but any flat shooter from 85-140gr should work good. Practice and quality optics are probably more important than the caliber or cartridge
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:16 PM
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I would go with a .25-06 if it were me.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:01 AM
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25-06 then 243
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:57 PM
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Goood Deer and antalope gun
.270 Win.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:21 AM
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A 7-08 would be a good choice.
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