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Old May 11, 2000, 09:19 AM   #11
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
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Well, having collected only one antelope, I can't say as I have a "favorite". I used my '06 on a quartering frontal shot; hit him just inside the point of the right front shoulder with the exit just behind the left shoulder. 100, at most 125 yards.

He just crumpled in his tracks.

I had my '06, since I was hunting in front of strangers. It's one thing to goof in front of buddies; just makes for good campfire tales. But in front of strangers?

On that shot, in that situation, my .243 would have been plenty good. As I have read. But to get back to the original question, a .270 would have done just fine, and out to 300 yards equally fine.

The more important thing, overall, is that it was good people, a beautiful day, lots of antelope around, and a few nice mule deer bucks. And the taxidermist stretched the hide over that shoulder-mount, where he looks like he would have dressed out around 150! (He was probably 90 to 100, on the ground...)

, Art
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