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Old 09-13-2008, 06:37 PM
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I'm heading to South Dakota next month to chase antelope with a 270 Win and I need an ammo suggestion....

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:33 PM
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Your choice of the 270 for antelope is a good one. I shot several with mine all with 130 gr Nosler Ballistic tips. But, I am assuming you don't handload.
With that in mind, I would take your rifle out to the range witha few different130 - 140 gr factory loadings and see which ones shoot the best for you.
If this is your first antelope hunt - I think you are going to enjoy it. They are really fun hunts. And 3 days is plenty of time to take a good one if you are in a good area. Shots in the 200 - 300 yard range is pretty much the norm. I believe if you sight your 270 in for 3" high at 100 and you will be good out to about 325 or 350. I don't recall anymore, I use the Burris ballistic-plex scope on mine and it works like a charm.

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:46 PM
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:22 PM
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I use the Burris ballistic-plex scope on mine and it works like a charm.

+1 for the Burris Ballistic-Plex scope. Absolutely outstanding!!! Use these scopes on both my 7mm-08's. Shoots dead on at 100, 200, & 300 Yds using the appropriate aim points. Haven't tried 400 or 500.

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