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What is your guys choice for rifle calibar for goats?

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I have used a .243, .270 and 30-06

All worked great.

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Location: Denver Colorado
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.243 for me. my dad likes the 7mm mag

Location: Richfield, Utah
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257 Weatherby Magnum, 100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip, 3625 FPS. enough said!

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Is the 7mm overkill? I hunt whitetail with one and like it, i know goats are smaller so i was thinking overkill but the range and flat shooting is nice

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Location: SE Michigan
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I have used .243 Win--257 Weatherby--270 Win-7mm Rem Mag on them.

Any will work, but I have tto say, the .257 Weatherby is in class of it's own. I never have used a caliber that could so much accross the entire spectrum of hunting. Ammo is a bit pricey, and not available in every store, but what a round....

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Location: Minnesota
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25-06

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.257 Roberts or .270.......might try out my .338 WM this year one one?

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Location: Buffalo,Wyoming
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I use a 6.5x55 for deer and antelope. I reload my own so ammo price isn't a consideration.

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Location: Alberta
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Whatever you've got that's fast and flat will do just fine. In my case, we sold the 243, and son laid claim to the 270, so it's the 300winmag with a 150gr., unless I find a nice load with a 130gr.

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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
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I use a 280rem with handloaded 150gr Sierra Gamekings.

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