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Poor Knight
07-25-2010, 12:32 AM
Got my Wyoming mule deer and pronghorn licenses -- should I use my LWRC 6.8mm with 4x ACOG or my 7mm-08 Rem Model 7 with the Leupold 2x7, or the .308 LWRC with the Nightforce 2.3x10? I would like to take the 6.8mm but am wondering if it will be enough gun - and if the 4x ACOG will be enough scope for the wide-open Wyoming spaces.? This will be my first deer hunt, but I am pretty confident with the 6.8

angsniper
07-25-2010, 09:16 AM
Personally I don't think the ACOG would be enough scope for a hunt that could possibly have long shots. I guess it would depend on the area you ere hunting. I would say take the gun you are confident in.

Red Monkey
07-25-2010, 10:08 AM
I'm headed to Montana and Wyoming in November for a hunt. I'll be using my 6.8 for Mule deer in Montana but have decide to use my .270 Win. for antilope in Wyoming. The shots on mule deer will be with in 200 yds and the 6.8 should do great at that distance with either the 95 gr. TTSX or the 110 gr. AB, havent decided which to use yet.
The first time I hunted antilope in Wyoming a 300 yd shot would have been CLOSE!! It was in November, the end of the season, and the goats knew what would happen if they allowed us to get too close. Thats why I'm taking the .270 Win. i have worled up a load using the 110gr. TTSX Barnes bullte that is almost " straight as a string" out to 350 yards. After that I can 'hold on the back' and still get one on the boiler room of a goat. So, I would suggest the 7-08 or the .308 for the antilope and use the 6.8 for the mulies, heck a mule deer will stand there and 'let you shoot him" it's almost too easy if you compair it to hunting whitetails...

Force
07-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Since the Environmental snapperheads have been applying for all the Montana Antelope tags, I didn't draw a buck tag this year. I did manage to draw a Doe tag tho.
I'm taking my 6.8, and 22-250 for the speed goats.
95 TTSX for the 6.8, and 55gr sp or Vmax for the 22-250

Only other thing I managed to draw was a Muley Doe tag in an area across the road from my house.
6.8 with 95 TTSX for that.

waffensauer
07-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Poor Knight , I would take your 6.8 and 7.08 rifles. All I can say is practice at shooting long distances before you go on the hunt. Also a bipod or shooting sticks is something I use . The 6.8 is good for atleast 300 hundred yards and the 7.08 atleast 400 hundreds yards for taking deer or antelopes.You might get shots up close or far away .Use the rifle you feel most comfortable with.Good hunting!

Ratdog68
07-25-2010, 02:11 PM
Since the Environmental snapperheads have been applying for all the Montana Antelope tags, I didn't draw a buck tag this year. I did manage to draw a Doe tag tho.
I'm taking my 6.8, and 22-250 for the speed goats.
95 TTSX for the 6.8, and 55gr sp or Vmax for the 22-250

Only other thing I managed to draw was a Muley Doe tag in an area across the road from my house.
6.8 with 95 TTSX for that.
Hmmm... the antis are now puting in for tags to just toss 'em?

rifter
07-25-2010, 04:57 PM
Got my Wyoming mule deer and pronghorn licenses -- should I use my LWRC 6.8mm with 4x ACOG or my 7mm-08 Rem Model 7 with the Leupold 2x7, or the .308 LWRC with the Nightforce 2.3x10? I would like to take the 6.8mm but am wondering if it will be enough gun - and if the 4x ACOG will be enough scope for the wide-open Wyoming spaces.? This will be my first deer hunt, but I am pretty confident with the 6.8

Pronghorn ranges can be out there -- 600 yards isn't uncommon. The 7mm-08 and the .308 have the legs with 160 gr loads. I shot plenty of 500 meter rams in silhouette matches with the 7mm-08. I'd take the 7mm for antelope for the longer barrel and the inherent accuracy of 7mm. Also, a 160 gr. BT is more efficient than a 168 .30 cal, so it should shoot just a bit flatter at range.

The 6.8 should be fine for muley out to 300 yards or so.

Poor Knight
07-25-2010, 07:39 PM
Thanks! I will take the 7mm08 bolt gun and the 6.8 mm

Force
07-26-2010, 09:51 AM
Hmmm... the antis are now puting in for tags to just toss 'em?


Yup. They have been for years.

marinesg1012
07-26-2010, 10:19 AM
Do they have to buy a license to apply for the tag?

Red Monkey
07-29-2010, 12:21 PM
We are going to buy "doe/fawn" tags when we get to Wyoming this year but, we are meat hunting and not horn hunting. They are very reasonable and the tag is your license.