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Old 05-19-2008, 10:54 AM
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Goood Deer and antalope gun
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:57 AM
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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 05-19-2008, 11:03 AM
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264 Win Mag, 243 WSSM, 25 WSSM, 270 WSM, 7mm WSM,270 Win, 280 Rem, 243 Win, 25-06, 308 Win,
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:03 PM
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Many calibers cover this from 270 to the 30 calibers.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:02 PM
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Antelope are really not difficult at all to bring down. Any decent hit from the .243 up thru just about anything else will do nicely. Some states will even let you use .22 cals. I like a .260 Rem.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:29 PM
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I think these are Classic speed goat chamberings: 6mm Rem, 257 Roberts, 25-06, 270 Win.

Give me a 130/140gr billistic tip in an accurate 270 win load for goats!
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:34 PM
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Goood Deer and antalope gun
One that your can consitantly shoot and put a bullet in the vitals. I have taken them with a 243win and a 270wsm.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:09 PM
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243 on deer and 6mm on lopes.. Just because I like the little extra ballistics of the 6 for those longer shots out west..
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:29 PM
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7mm mag. Good luck.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:31 PM
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If I were headed out west I would leave all guns at home except for my 25-06 for those ranges......However the 243 and 6mm are good choices, I have practiced and set up my 25-06 for these long shots and is excellent for med sized game....
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