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    I would agree with the above recommendations. Any bullet will take an antelope. I really like the ballistic tip for its accuracy and on game performance. If your looking for an all around bullet not just for antelope I would use the accubond or partition.

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    I also shoot a 280 and have been using 140gr Nosler ballistic tips with R19 powder.

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    Our family has probably shot more antelope with Remington Core-Lokt bullets than anything else. Use what ever your rifle shoots well.

    The last 5 years or so, we've shot Accubonds from handloads for everything.

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    Handloading lets me try different options which is very cool. Finally got a chrono last year and that adds another dimension to it. Unf don't get to hunt much to have lots of experience with the terminal ballistics-so really appreciate hearing your 1st hand experiences. Noslers and core lokts have accounted for plenty of game over the years, no doubt.

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    I save the Accubonds for the Elk and mule deer and go with the Ballistic tips for the lopes.

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    I shot my first goat last year with the 168 Berger hutning VLD. Regretfully, I made a bad shot on it, too far back. It didn't run but maybe 20 yards though. The bullet had a small entry hole and an even smaller exit. Just exploded on the inside. I found several pieces inside the goat. I think that if had it been a bullet that stayed together and just punched a hole through it, the goat might have run farther and suffered more. I have since made the switch to the 180s and have them shooting 2900 fps and under 1/2 moa out to 600 yards. That and practice practice practice. I hope to never make a bad shot on any animal ever again.

    I also made the switch to the 180s for elk hunting in 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevevan View Post
    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!
    What he said! That and it's hard to beat a Partition of the same weight! I used a .280 Remington with 140 gr. Partitions for everything for years. Now I have a .280 AI and I'm using the same Partition but am looking to work up a load for the Accubonds.
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    I'm really a fan of TSX, shooting 85gr out of a .243win...

    I'm also a fan of 1 gun 1 bullet, which the TSX qualifies.

    I don't shoot a 7mm RM, but I think I'd want something in the 140-160gr and have it be a do all.

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    Its about time I work something up for the .280 for speed goats.

    I've used IMR-4350, but doing some research found out that lots of ppl are getting good results with the Alliant Reloader 22 in a .280.

    Gonna get some the Re-22 and try the following bullets:

    140 gr Sierra Gameking
    140 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip

    Tempted to look at some 150 gr options too, in as much as the ballistic coefficients are higher for a given bullet design than a 140gr. Running the numbers, the sexier 150s push out a little farther, but starting velocity of a heavier projectile then becomes the limitation.

    I dunno. A point blank range of ~300 yards would suit my abilities-😃

    I'll share my results when I get around to it. 😉


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    Not a fan of the BT!! It will kill no doubt..Bad placement and explosion..Not a lot of meat on a Antelope anyway, so pushing a Bt bullet fast is not good..I would stick to a 140gr. Accubond, TTSX or the Hornady e-tip solid copper. I have experience with all of them and antelope are not hard to kill..A bad shot with a solid copper does less meat damage..I use 140 TTSX out of my 7 mm Ultra mag for Elk , deer and anything else. It has killed inland Grizz, Dall Sheep, elk, deer, antelope out of the 7 ultra.. Flat and fast and holds together well. Good Luck on your hunt..

 

 
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