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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317708
07/30/21 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
Ya 2 different 300 win mags lol and ars


300 win is a great caliber. My Rem 700 has over 30 animals under its belt everything from bull elk, to Axis to black buck antelope. Still has the Simmons Aetec I bought with it in 1998 when I had No money. Great gun


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317720
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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
Ok green
2506 bdl heavy contour old redfeild 3x9
243 model 70 same scope
220 swift ruger red pad light barrel even oldee scope
308 short barrel ruger 3x9 Leopold
Only 2 weeends till the hunt and not much time to hit the range all shoot 1 inch high at 100 yards


I can't imaging a antelope hunt that doesn't involved a bunch of walking
I am a sucker for a 308 , make is reasonable to carry and good optic bonus

the 243 as a second choice , depending on how the redfield is and the barrel contour it could go first

I like Danny have a Go To do most anything Rifle it is a 308 with a 2-7 vortex , it is always ready to walk out the door with 15 rounds and sighted in for 200 yards I keep another 50 or so rounds loaded for it with components to for more.


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317723
07/30/21 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
Ok y?






No particular reason . First gun was a 243 .

I run a model 70 .270 now on all 3 , antelope , deer , elk .

What ever you choose I'm sure the antelope won't care ......lol

I'm no expert but I run my .270 at 2-1/2 " high at 100yrds so my 0-300 range is a no adjust .


Your caliber and ammo May differ of course


Good luck on your hunt , sounds like a blast and no better wild game than antelope IMO


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317737
07/30/21 10:29 PM
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I’ve killed many antelope with the 3 listed. They are all adequate. The 220 is probably my favorite of the 3 listed. Flat shooting and very fast.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317744
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I have all 3 rifles and have shot goats with both the swift and .243.

If you do your part the .243 will do you proud.

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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317746
07/30/21 10:33 PM
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I have hunted them one time and used a .243. Had no problems with that caliber.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317754
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.25-06 is what I'd take. It gives you more killing range than the others.

The .243 should work, but will limit your range.

The Swift is unsuitable for big game, imho. It's a varmint/furbearer round.

Now I'll duck.

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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317776
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Shot them with .270, .243, and Muzzle loaders. If you want the hunt to last a while, I'd take the latter. and a .243 for backup.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317777
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I kinda agree with you and if this unit didn't have the potential to produce a really good lope id take the 220 and shoot a really well made bullet inside of 200 yards at a nice meat buck.
Leaning towards the 2506 if i can find some more ammo

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317799
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264 win mag.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317861
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I've shot lopes with 6mm. Rem., .243 Win. And my favorite now 7mm Rem mag 130gr bonded bullets. They float and no meat damage with bonded light fast bullets.


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317900
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I used a 308, but any of those rifles should do you just fine. The goats are not that big and tough, and they go down easy. Good luck in your hunt

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317908
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I've taken 2 with a 6mm Rem, one at 500 yds and one at just over 400. Used 100 gr Sierra Gamekings. The bullet/cartridge combo was very effective and the .243 is a ballistic twin to the 6mm so would be a good choice. As James said, the .25-06 will give a bit more range so is a good choice too. Other things being equal, whichever rifle is easier to carry is what I would choose. I don't think the Swift is a good choice because it won't buck the wind as well and has a higher risk of losing an animal with a less than perfect shot, plus less effective range.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317960
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The .257 bullet would not be affected by wind as much as the other 2. A little bit of wind can sure mess with the Swift.


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7317966
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.223 and 22-250 is a common round out here the bigger rounds can do more damage then needed.


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7318025
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Think ill replace the scope on the 2506 if there is some ammo available or i find a new rifle when I go to town today.. whish i would have found out I won this tag last Friday as there was a gun show in town to go try to find a new rifle last weekend.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7318027
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Just found a pre 64 model 70 in .270 so i think i found my new rifle if its in good condition

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7318033
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Load some 100 grain Nosler Partition bullets for your .243 Antelope meat is great. Shoot them in the lungs. Minimal damage. You can eat meat right up to the entrance and exit wounds.

Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7318038
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I've never hunted Antelope ,having said that I've got a .257 Roberts that I've used on whitetail that Id bet would make a dandy Antelope round.


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Re: Antelope rifle [Re: nvwrangler] #7318045
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I shot goats with a 25 06 and my 22 250 they all ended up In the freezer.


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