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Wyoming Antelope

Wyoming Antelope
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:25:12 PM »


257 Weatherby Strikes Again!
Arky

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 10:47:33 PM »
Nice work Arky!
We need some details. How far was he? Where did you hit him? How far did he go? What bullet/load did you use? Thanks!

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 04:41:27 AM »
Since you're interested... After bumping a herd of 15 antelope about a mile away, I asked my co-worker to stay within sight of them with his 4 wheeler to draw their attention. I walked out of their sight then walked within roughly 300 yards out of their sight. After crawling about 100 yards around a hill I spotted this one. I fired a 100gr Barnes TTSX a little high in the shoulder. The rest of the herd scattered except this one. It started walking toward me! At the time I didn't think I hit it. I crawled around the hill out of it's sight, but as I crested the hill it spotted me and run. I dropped it at about 150 yards on a dead run with a shot only 1 inch below the first paralyzing it. I'll post the handload data in a little bit. I always seem to shoot high with my 257 even though I use a rangefinder.       
Arky

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 06:09:53 AM »
Congrats and thanks for the story.
Roger
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Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 03:14:31 PM »
The load is 75.5 grains of H1000. The exit wound was 2" from 1 shot and at least fist size on the shot that hit the spine. Those 100grain Barnes TTSX bullets seem to be the ticket. I have some 115 grain TSX bullets I'd like to try. Anyone have any experience with them? 
Arky

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 03:38:57 PM »
So far, the 115 TSX don`t prove to be as accurate as the 100`s.   :)

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 04:45:03 PM »
After buying two boxes of bullets I saw the label indicating for 1:9 twist rate barrels and faster. Did you have any problems with them tumbling?
Arky

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Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 09:29:32 PM »
Congratulations on your harvest. ;)
Yuma

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 02:05:11 PM »
Congrat's on your Antelope good shooting. Just made some Anlelope Stew last week it was very good.
O C hunter

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 04:11:10 PM »
I had this one ground up into Italian sausage. Makes great chili meat! the Italian seasoning seems to dissipate the sage after taste.
Arky

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Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 05:32:28 AM »
Congrats Chief, nice goat and story.  Thanks for sharing. :D

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Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 09:51:41 AM »
Sounds like a really nice hunt,  got to love that 257,  good job

Re: Wyoming Antelope
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 10:17:30 AM »
Very nice! The .257 is closest thing there is to a laser.
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