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    Antelope/deer= .25-06, Ruger M77 bought in 1971 or 72, Topped with a Leupold VXlll 4 x 14 with Leupold ballistic turret. Handload 117 gr Sierra Game King BT. 3250 fps.

    Elk & larger = .300 Wby, custom commercial Mauser action, Shilen match SS barrel. Topped with a Leupold VXlll 4 x 14 with a Leupold ballistic turret. Handload with 180 gr Nosler Partition. 3300 fps.

    Backup= .30-06 custom on a military Springfield 03 action with military barrel. Topped with a VXlll 3 x 9 Leupold with a Leupold ballistic turret. !50 gr Sierra Game King BT. 3100 fps

    Varmints/prairie dogs= .220 AI Swift. on a custom Springfield 03 action, Shillen match SS barrel. Topped with a Leupold 6 x 18. handloads with a Sierra MatchKing 53 gr HPBT bullet. 4130 fps.

    That's it guys. Been hunting with the same guns for 30 or 40 years.
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    .243 Win. - 85gr TSX - for Antelope and Coyotes, and maybe deer or deer backup rifle,

    I think in the future my main 2 gun battery will be a .270win and 300wsm, I'm liking shorter barrels, lightweight, but not ultralight, nor heavy.

    I have a 270win, 300win.mag., 340wby if need be.

    340wby was kind of the long range elk stomper amongst future Moose etc...

    I'd like a 375H&H, just to have and for certain, but of course I also want a 416 rigby and 458 lott as well. perhaps one day I'll have a need to use them, worst case you could break them out on a random deer hunt etc... just to have some success with each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Varmints/prairie dogs= .220 AI Swift. on a custom Springfield 03 action, Shillen match SS barrel. Topped with a Leupold 6 x 18. handloads with a Sierra MatchKing 53 gr HPBT bullet. 4130 fps.
    Shiza....thats fast.
    My dad reloads Sierra MatchKing 52 gr HPBT bullets in his 22-250.
    Its just a Rem 788....but glass bedded and its a shooter with those bullets..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    Shiza....thats fast.
    My dad reloads Sierra MatchKing 52 gr HPBT bullets in his 22-250.
    Its just a Rem 788....but glass bedded and its a shooter with those bullets..
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    It does shoot! I built the stock also.
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    .308 Javelina
    .308 Deer
    .308 Elk
    all with 165gr boatail
    never needed more.

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    Ruger M77 in .300 Win Mag with 180gr TTSX. There isn't much this side of cape buffalo that you can't take with that combo

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    30-06 Browning X-Bolt, 165gr Hornady SST. Any animal bigger than a rabbit and smaller than a whale.

    These threads are better fun-time-wasters than Candy Crush

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    Quote Originally Posted by taskswap View Post
    These threads are better fun-time-wasters than Candy Crush
    Agreed! for me, .300 Win Mag with 180 gr. pills, mixed variety depending on the mood I guess. Haven't found a good reason to change yet!

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    7mm-08 Remington 788 140 grains Remington Accutip - antelope, deer, (killed one elk)
    270WSM Remington 700 150 grains Winchester Ballistic Silvertips - elk
    6.5 Creedmoor Browning Xbolt 143 grains Hornady ELD-X - antelope, deer, elk
    270 Remington 700 130 grains Remington Scirocco - deer, elk
    243 Lever Action Savage open sights 100 grains Remington Core Lokt - antelope, deer
    30-30 Marlin Lever Action open sights 150 grains Remington Core Lokt - antelope, deer
    Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunte Muzzleloader - antelope, deer, elk

    There are a few more but basically any of my rifles would get used for any animal if I draw a tag, just depends on the day. Typically I draw the archery tags I apply for so I will be using my new Bowtech Realm SR6 for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 280ackimp View Post
    Perhaps a new version of the time tested question !

    What do you shoot for the following, gun, cartridge and load ?

    Antelope (pronghorn) - I shoot a ULA mod 20 in 257 Ack with 115 gr AB

    White Tailed deer (east) - Wild west Guns Guide gun converted to takedown in 45-70, 350 gr Hornady FP
    ULA mod 20 in 284 Win 140gr AB

    Mule deer - ULA mod 24 in 280 AI (non Sammi) 150 Scirocco or 160 Part

    Elk - Jarrett in 300 weatherby 180 gr Scirocco
    280AI I also have a ULA model 20 in .284. I use it for antelope and deer. My elk rifle is a ruger 77r markII in 300 win. mag.
    the best part of the ULA is when someone picks it up. They look at it and have a weird look on their face. No one can believe it is that light.

 

 
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