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    Stay with the 270 for lopes... -06 is overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointsHunter View Post
    Stay with the 270 for lopes... -06 is overkill.
    I don't believe there is such a thing as overkill. I'd use a 338 or 375 if I had one!

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    I have one load for my 30-06 and would use it for antelope if I didn't use a .338 Win Mag. I use a 180gr Barnes TTSX in my 30-06.

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    You will be fine with your -06. We have killed them with .223s to .300 WSM. Have fun! They are fun to hunt and great eating.
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    Start with what you have. The sierra 180 gamekings are a proven bullet, they will work fine for antelope in a .30-06. If for some reason they don't shoot well (highly unlikely), I would move to a similar 150 gr bullet.

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    I found a ballistic calculator online and plugged in the velocities and BC's for the 150 and 180 grain Sierra boattails. The 150 did win by a couple inches less drop at 500 yards, but the 180 had several inches less wind drift. With a rangefinder distances will be known, but wind is much harder to judge, and I would think the bullet that is pushed least by the wind would be the better bullet. No?

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    I think likewise jlmoeller.
    That's why I shoot the 180gr bullet in my 30-06. Wind is a constantly fluctuating variable in WY but always seems to be present in degrees far beyond the norm for other localities.

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    I find this very amusing coming from a man that started a thread on 223 wssm for goats! That one got plenty of air time so maybe this one will too! As far as a goat bullet for tha ole 06 maybe you can still find a box of accelerators!
    Quote Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
    I don't believe there is such a thing as overkill. I'd use a 338 or 375 if I had one!

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    I feel the 180 will work just fine. The Sierra bullet opens up fairly rapidly and I believe it will work just fine for you. I load 165 gr. Accubonds in my personal 30-06. It's either that or the Partition. Both of those would serve you well also. I use IMR4350 with great success and H4350 would work just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampokie View Post
    I find this very amusing coming from a man that started a thread on 223 wssm for goats! That one got plenty of air time so maybe this one will too! As far as a goat bullet for tha ole 06 maybe you can still find a box of accelerators!
    I'm glad I amused you!

    Hey, I'm just wanting to use what I've got on hand. With the possibility of taking up to eight animals, I figure I ought to bring every rifle I own! The 30-06 with the 180 grain could be my long range gun when it's windy. The 223 if/when it's calm and the shot isn't too far. And, the 270 for everything else!

    I do have some other bullets I can try in the 30-06 but I don't feel they will be as accurate as the Sierra's. I think all my other bullets are Hornady Interlocks, 165's and 180's. I've loaded those and the best group I got at 100 yards was 1.5 inches. I'm hoping the Sierra's will do better than that, and I KNOW they will buck the wind better.

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