What have you taken pronghorn with?


Range Officer
Staff member
Oct 30, 2004
Liking this thread that Dan started... What have you taken antelope with? Myself:

6mm ARC
416 Bee
378 Bee
300 RUM
358 WIN
7mm rem mag
270 win
25-06 rem
257 Bee
270 Bee
7mm RUM
243 Win
6mm REM
240 Bee
7mm STW
264 Win Mag
6.5 PRC
6.5x300 Bee
28 Nosler
and that is all I can remember. LOL
I've only shot five antelope - they were all delicious by the way.

Two with the 25-06
Two with the 30-06
One with the 7mm Rem Mag

Each was on a combo mule deer - antelope hunt. Good stuff!


I've killed a few with .50 cal muzzleloaders in WY and ID, quite a few with a 7STW in WY, and a couple with a 30-338 in WY and ID. I'm sure I missed one or two in there but it's hard to remember since the vast majority were in the 1990's when it was actually fairly easy to draw tags.
257 Wby - ULW with a brake. This is by far the best antelope rifle I can imagine. Extremely accurate, minimal recoil, one-shot kills.
7mm Wby - can't shoot them all with the 257, and hits harder.
270 Win - used 2 different Vanguards.

Took a 243 Win, didn't end up shooting one.
Took a 7mm Rem, didn't end up shooting one.
Only one. Got tired of being rejected in Arizona's draw and ent to a guided hunt on a landowner permit. Got my "goat" in the first half hour of the first day of the hunt. Rifle was a .270 Win. I picked up at a gun show. A Winchester M70 XTR with what I learned was a factory installed McMillan stock in the same shape as the M70 Featherweights. Price with a fairly decent scope was $400.00 and I bought it on impulse. Took it out the next day to the range and ran some 150 gr. Power Points through it, four 5 shot groups to b exact. First group was slightly under a half inch and the last from a fairly hot barrel was .80" The other two groups were in the middle of one and last group. That rifle is a keeper.

The "goat" was shot with a 150 gr. Nosler Partition at about 75 yards after about a half mile sneak/talk. The charge was with the long discontinued Wincher Magnum Rifle powder. (WMR). Accuracy was in line with the factory ammo and velocity 2880 FPS. THat works for me.
Paul B.
357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, 7mm TCU, 257 Rob AI, 7mm-08, 284 Win, 6 Creed, 6.5 Creed, 25 Creed, 6.5-284, 260 Rem, 6.5 Leopard (WSM), 26 Nosler, 7mm WSM, 7mm SAUM, 280AI, 7mm RM, 7mmRM Improved, 6x47 Lapua, 6.5x47 Lapua, 308 Winchester, 6mm-284, and I think I might be leaving one or two out
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May use in the future: 25 PRC, 6.5 PRC, 25-284, 22 GT 22 Creed, 6 Dasher, 6mm Long Dasher, 6 BR, and 6XC...Yes, these are all specialty pistols too 😁