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fast flat shooting is what you want for speed goats. 7 mag is a good choice in my book

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BruceW wrote:
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.

.300 Win Mag 150gr for me too. Works very well; and a well placed shot(not that I'm good) will not waste any meat.

Mav

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MadMav wrote:
BruceW wrote:
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.

.300 Win Mag 150gr for me too. Works very well; and a well placed shot(not that I'm good) will not waste any meat.

Mav

300 win mag for goats? Seems like a bit much to me, but I bet that 150 grain bullet is pretty stable in high winds though. If a 22-250 was legal for bigame in Colorado I'd use it. I can't, so I use my deer/elk rifle on speed goats. A .270 Win. For goats the load is topped with 130 grain Speer Spitzer boattail bullets.

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I have used a .270 for all my antelope hunts.

But I sure would love to use a .257 weatherby

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i think some people are down on the wsm's
i love mt .270 wsm i use 140accu bonds for deear and praire goats
and load to load comparison it can out perform a 7mm in energy

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i think some people are down on the wsm's
i love mt .270 wsm i use 140accu bonds for deear and praire goats
and load to load comparison it can out perform a 7mm in energy

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I have used the .243,257 bob,.270 win and 50cal hawken I have enjoyed using everyone of them.I did have to be alot more sneaky with the Hawken though

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MadMav wrote:
BruceW wrote:
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.

.300 Win Mag 150gr for me too. Works very well; and a well placed shot(not that I'm good) will not waste any meat.

Mav

.300 Win Mag, 150 gr soft nose, glad to see I am not alone on this one.

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NMBlackGold wrote:
MadMav wrote:
BruceW wrote:
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.

.300 Win Mag 150gr for me too. Works very well; and a well placed shot(not that I'm good) will not waste any meat.

Mav

.300 Win Mag, 150 gr soft nose, glad to see I am not alone on this one.

Well like I said, the 300 win mag does have a few advantages in antelope country that smaller high velocity calibers don't have. It will shoot flat with plenty of retained velocity and energy farther down range, and of course a 150 grain bullet will better resist the heavy winds that are so prevelent during antelope season. Many folks use the 150 grain .30-06 for antelope and with the same grain bullet in a Win Mag, you're getting a flatter trajectory with the 300. However my experience with pronghorn is that once hit, they go down pretty quick. They just are not that difficult to kill, if you do your part as a hunter/shooter. I opt for the .270 Winchester over my .25-06 just because I want a heavier bullet in windy conditions and I never know what the wind is going to be like.

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Western, can't argue about choosing a .270, some legendary gun writers from the past (and a few of their wives) swore by it for all North American game species. Great caliber that has proven itself over time....

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