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    Favorite 7mm Antelope Bullets

    The warmer weather and longer days makes me want to get out to the range. Along those lines, what are some good bullets/loads in 7mm/280 for hunting pronghorn? I'm partial to Sierras on most anything but the bigger critters, but open to try anything. What's good speedgoat medicine? 😆

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    I used a nosler ballistic tip on my antelope hunt last week October out of my .270. My rifle shoots them very well. It worked like a charm, but I put it through both lungs. I figure any bullet will work like a charm if you put it through a goat's lungs. I would give some 140gr ballistic tips a try if I were you. Your rifle might like them.


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    Nosler 160 Accubond for any 7mm large capacity case (Mag., etc.) or Nosler 140 Accubond for standard case caliber. Good for antelope or anything else you'd choose to hunt with those chamberings. Gotta love those Accubonds!

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    Antelope are not hard to put down. They do live where ranges can be on the long side, and the wind blows a lot. Any decent hunting bullet with a good BC will work fine. The Accubond or Ballistic tip are good. I really like the Accubond as it is tougher and better for tough angles on larger animals. The last time I went I used Berger VLD Hunting bullets in my 264 and we took 3 of our goats with that rifle, worked perfect on all. The Sierra Gameking is a great choice also. I'd just stick with whatever the rifle likes and what you are confident with on other game.

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    I've used 180 Bergers and 140 Barnes TSX out of my 7STW.

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    I shoot 160g nosler partitions in my 7mm...a little over kill when I'm lope hunting but good for anything. I stick with same bullet so I'm know exactly how it flies!


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    155grn Hornady SST. Excellent speed and B.C.

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    The 168 gr Berger manufactured by HSM has antelope written all over it. The only bullet that beats it is the 180 gr. I am set up with 168 but a do over would be the 180. I love shooting coyotes with the 168 gr Berger. Like previous members have said, shoot what you use for all other game. Any time I expect short range I use Remington Core Lokts, they are lethal.

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    Since I'm not a handloader, I've used the same 150 grain Core-lokts for antelope and deer since 1980 and never had a failure. They shoot very accurately out of my 7mm mag. Just be sure you don't hit the shoulder because antelope are so small it would be a shame to waste any meat and they are such good eating.

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    I never thought I'd handload, but was more or less forced to when I was no longer able to easily get ammo for my .280 rem mdl 70.

    I got a very basic handpress, dies, scale, and got started for what, under $300?

    Anyhow, after I saw how the handloads shot and how there were various recipes in the handbooks for all sorts of bullet and powder combos, there was no turning back. 😃

    Thanks for all the suggestions and keep 'em coming, need to drop some Father's day hints leading towards a gift certificate at one of the component suppliers. 😉

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