3 replies [Last post]
bigrhunting's picture
Offline
Location: Decatur, In.
Joined: 04/12/2005
Posts: 17
What round?

I got a Rem 7 mm mag HS Precision stock, floated barrel and a Nikon Monarch 4 x 16 x50 scope and it shoots about anything real good. What I'm wondering is, what would be a good factory round for antelope at maybe 300 yards. Something that would make a good clean kill but not do alot of meat damage. I don't reload yet but planning to do so in the future but for now I need a good factory load for antelope. Any suggestions?

SoCoKHntr's picture
Offline
Location: Pueblo Colorado
Joined: 12/18/2006
Posts: 1772
I've

Killed two antelope with the 7 mag, both 175 gr bullets. One a trophy bonded bear claw the other a hornady interlock. Both minimal meat damage with broadside lung shots at 200 and slightly over 300 yards. You don't need bullets that heavy for goats but I was using what I had been dialed in for previous elk hunts they did fine. Any bullet in the 7 mag from 120 gr to 175 should do fine with minimal damage if you don't hit bone. Lighter bullets will give you a slightly flatter trajectory.

Joined: 05/30/2012
Posts: 61
I agree

i agree - any factory loaded 7mm Rem mag would be just fine.

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
I don't know what is

I don't know what is avaliable in factory loads. But I would also go with the heavier bullet's. My favorite bullet when I was shoioting one was a 160gr. Anything lighter started to tear things up to much.

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
7.62 nato 147 grain round VS federal .308 180 grainyankeehunter308806/14/2012 10:24 am
What round for 7mm-08NorthernMIHunter408/27/2007 08:00 am
7 mm ultra maggary brezinski1912/02/2008 03:28 am
270 or 308???zenergy912/24/2006 17:11 pm
The best roundjellomedic1009/12/2005 02:04 am