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    Wyoming Antelope caliber

    Anyone know what is the legal minimum caliber for antelope in Wyoming. Ive been searching their website and can't find anything. Maybe there is no minimum?

    I Plan to use my custom Rem. 700, 7mm SAUM with 140 grain Accubonds. My buddy wants to use something much smaller....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Anyone know what is the legal minimum caliber for antelope in Wyoming. Ive been searching their website and can't find anything. Maybe there is no minimum?

    I Plan to use my custom Rem. 700, 7mm SAUM with 140 grain Accubonds. My buddy wants to use something much smaller....
    It is in the regs, you have to look harder, I think and keyword is think, it has to be larger than .23/100 bore with min length cartridge of 2"?

    If and when I return, I would consider taking my .243 rem but probably couldn't stomach not using my 7mm due to pure love, time, and loyalty I have for that weapon.

    I went to Wyoming with my 7mm rem mag shooting same bullet, overkill? I think a little but it is all in the eyes of the beholder my friend. Good luck and if you place that bullet where you want to, it doesn't really matter.
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    Bore diameter Larger than .23 inch is correct. This applies to all big game and trophy animals. If you look in the regs its under "firearms "

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    ha, well that's certainly legal!

    btw my "best antelope cartridges" would probably be the .243win and .25-06 w/100gr

    even the 270win is a bit "overkill" and would probably be as big as I'd want to go, of course using your favorite rifle that may be larger than a 270 makes sense, just not needed is all.

    best of luck!

    btw I believe MT and WY allow the use of .22-250/.220swift calibers, CO I think is .23+ but don't hold me to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    btw my "best antelope cartridges" would probably be the .243win and .25-06 w/100gr

    even the 270win is a bit "overkill" and would probably be as big as I'd want to gobtw I believe MT and WY allow the use of .22-250/.220swift calibers, CO I think is .23+ but don't hold me to this.
    I'm on the verge of buying a rifle that the primary use would be antelope. Originally was thinking the .243 -- now decided on the 25-06, but, doing some further reading thought maybe the .270 would be better in open country where it's windy due to higher BC. even if it's a bit overkill. Too many choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murdy View Post
    I'm on the verge of buying a rifle that the primary use would be antelope. Originally was thinking the .243 -- now decided on the 25-06, but, doing some further reading thought maybe the .270 would be better in open country where it's windy due to higher BC. even if it's a bit overkill. Too many choices.
    I went with a .243win for my specific antelope rifle. Love it!

    I shoot 85gr TSX, also awesome! the .243win I believe tends to have higher BC's than the .25-06, but the .270win probably beats both I'm not certain.

    I was gonna say get a .243win, but a 25-06 and even the 270 are all great options.

    could always get a 6.5-284 Norma w/142gr bullet, possibly from Savage if you want high BC's and wind bucking!

    It was funny, last time at the range in WY before antelope opened, 3 of us were there, all getting ready for antelope, all shooting .243win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    I went with a .243win for my specific antelope rifle. Love it!

    I shoot 85gr TSX, also awesome! the .243win I believe tends to have higher BC's than the .25-06, but the .270win probably beats both I'm not certain.

    I was gonna say get a .243win, but a 25-06 and even the 270 are all great options.

    could always get a 6.5-284 Norma w/142gr bullet, possibly from Savage if you want high BC's and wind bucking!

    It was funny, last time at the range in WY before antelope opened, 3 of us were there, all getting ready for antelope, all shooting .243win!
    Hey HuskyMusky, whats your recipe for the 85 grain, TSX load. I came up with some super accurate loads using 100 grain Nosler Solid Base BTs behind 46 grains of IMR 7828 and Win large rifle primers, 3/8 inch groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Hey HuskyMusky, whats your recipe for the 85 grain, TSX load. I came up with some super accurate loads using 100 grain Nosler Solid Base BTs behind 46 grains of IMR 7828 and Win large rifle primers, 3/8 inch groups.
    I shoot the federal 85gr TSX factory load.

    They all seem to shoot about the same out of my rifle though.

    Thought about trying that superformance 80gr gmx load from hornady, but I see little reason to switch.

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    Thanks for the info guys, my buddy will be using his Rem 700, 243 win. I developed some super accurate loads for it. Were going to buy a couple doe tags too. Looks like we got access on some private land and the ranch owner wants us to shoot every Coyote we see on his property. He stated Wyoming has a $45.00 bounty on Coyotes. Do we need to purchase a separate license to shoot coyotes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Looks like we got access on some private land and the ranch owner wants us to shoot every Coyote we see on his property. He stated Wyoming has a $45.00 bounty on Coyotes. Do we need to purchase a separate license to shoot coyotes?
    No special license required for coyotes. Don't know about the bounties.
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