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Best Caliber for Pronghorn Antelope?

Best Caliber for Pronghorn Antelope?
« on: September 11, 2007, 09:32:15 AM »
Leaving shortly for New Mexico for Pronghorn Antelope.  Granted these aren't huge animals, but I am considering taking a pistol in case I come across one farily close.  I have a .357 Smith mod 686 and a scoped Smith .44 Mag.  Anyone have any opinions as to which they would prefer?  Both pistols have 6 inch barrels. 
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George

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Re: Best Caliber for Pronghorn Antelope?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 10:04:35 PM »
See this is a little late .... assuming you can shoot the 44 as well as the 357 the answer is simple ... 44.  Otherwise, for me it would be the one I had the most confidence with.

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Re: Best Caliber for Pronghorn Antelope?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 09:51:19 AM »
.309JDJ, 6.5JDJ. in a Thompson/Center Contender. easy to load flat shooting and devistating. the 3rd choice would be a Contender in 7-30waters, another good thin skin cartridge. but if your only choice is the 357mag or 44mag go with the 44mag with 240gr bullets.
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