Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy
We all know that ! I myself couldn't think of a more perfect cartrige for antelope than a 25.06 !
I've been using Barnes TSX and TTSX on elk, deer and antelope for many yrs. The are the bomb for me. Bust bones. and keep on going. in 2008 I shot a bull elk in Wy. at 543 yds. with my 300 RUM. I held on the top of his shoulder (air). Fisrt shot hit right above his front leg joint shattering the big leg bone and blew into his chest just missing above his heart. He was dead on his feet. He ran a few steps and turn to opposite side and stoped. I repeated everything exactly the same and he went down. The 2nd shot hit the other leg in same spot but 2 in. lower. Also blew upper leg bone in half and took out the top of his heart. I couldn't repeat the 2 in. group at over 500 yds. in the rest of my life. Sorry, I know not about what antelope caliber !
Probably shouldnt say anything but up until this year I had been shootn-em with a 338-378 Wthyby. 265 gr LRX barnes hand loads was right at 3000FPS at muzzle. I think the barometric pressure dropped everytime I shot the gun :). Needless to say got tired of the cost and unless they were 400yrds or further it was just devastating for lack of a better term. Seriously the antelope I shot last year was so bad I didnt bring my kid up to him. He was pretty much already field dressed and I wasnt really to happy with myself for that. He ended up going 85 1/8 NET and salvaged most of the meat. So I bought a 300wsm, seemed like a alaround caliber. Would love to have the money to get a 25 of some sort though for the speed goats really dnt need more than that, if it was legal I would hunt em with a .223 personally.
I was working pretty hard on a .300 WSM too and it shoots nearly as well as the .25/06 but it is a pound heavier and has more recoil. Since I don't see myself shooting over 500 yards except in the case of a wounded animal it should do nicely.
Originally Posted by justinthedoc
How about some pics of the 85 incher?