Our recent New Mexico antelope hunt

WORLD TWORLD T MemberPosts: 257 Member
I just got back from my first ever antelope hunt. I did use my new Cooper Arms 6.5 X 284. She works flawlessly. I shot my "lope" at 290 yards from a pop up blind. There are over 500 antelope on this ranch at any time. I was amazed. We also saw several mule deer on the ranch.

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,289 Senior Member
    Dude! wheres the requisite dead critter pics?
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,045 Senior Member
    Congrats :worthy:
    I want to go 'lope hunting with my XP
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Dude! wheres the requisite dead critter pics?
    Yeah!!! That should be worth $10!!!!!! We want pics and they better not be alive!
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    I will after I figure out how to add more than 5 attachments to this thing. I cant even delete these attachments. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,045 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    I will after I figure out how to add more than 5 attachments to this thing. I cant even delete these attachments. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    www.photobucket.com
    :tooth:

    then you can add all the pics you want :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Like the pictures :applause:
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,427 Senior Member
    Cool! I'm going on my first one in a month or so, pics, please! I'll also be shooting a 6.5-284. What load/bullet did you use?
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,041 Senior Member
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Yeah!!! That should be worth $10!!!!!! We want pics and they better not be alive!

    I smell a new rule brewin'. I find it a FAR more egregious offense to kill something with a gun successfully and not show a pic than to just fail to show a pic of said gun.

    Truitt, that'll be a $10 fine! Same goes for the rest of you from here on out!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    Sounds good to me.
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,041 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    I will after I figure out how to add more than 5 attachments to this thing. I cant even delete these attachments. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    You can delete attachements, but it's a little convoluted:

    1) Go to the "Forum Actions" pulldown menu just below the G&A banner. Then, select "Edit Profile"--->"Attachements" [under My Settings/Miscellaneous on the left side, very bottom].

    2) Check the single box directly next to the pic/attachment you want to delete (do NOT check the very top box unless you want to select every pic you ever posted for removal!)

    3) Go the bottom and click "delete selected."

    4) You can now edit/remove the attachment reference in your post and it will be no more.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,045 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I smell a new rule brewin'. I find it a FAR more egregious offense to kill something with a gun successfully and not show a pic than to just fail to show a pic of said gun.

    Truitt, that'll be a $10 fine! Same goes for the rest of you from here on out!
    BPsniper wrote: »
    Sounds good to me.
    Agreed.......

    MAN LAW from this point forward :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,852 Senior Member
    Sweet. Now post the pics. Piss on loading them here, this loader blows goats. Just send to photobucket.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,671 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Sweet. Now post the pics. Piss on loading them here, this loader blows goats. Just send to photobucket.

    Found this statement funny, seeing as what we DO have, is pictures of goats pissing lol
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,041 Senior Member
    Found this statement funny, seeing as what we DO have, is pictures of goats pissing lol

    LOL - I didn't even notice at first, but that's true...there's an awful lot of pissing going on in those shots. As an aside, the only animal behavior I've seen in that kind of mass (an a particularly odd behavior, at that) is the instinctive habit of impalas to poop in communal mounds. Seems that some force of nature drives them to all crap in the same spot (or spots, I guessed you would say, since there are more than more than laying about), forming big ol' piles of brown berries all over the mountains.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    You can delete attachements, but it's a little convoluted:

    1) Go to the "Forum Actions" pulldown menu just below the G&A banner. Then, select "Edit Profile"--->"Attachements" [under My Settings/Miscellaneous on the left side, very bottom].

    2) Check the single box directly next to the pic/attachment you want to delete (do NOT check the very top box unless you want to select every pic you ever posted for removal!)

    3) Go the bottom and click "delete selected."

    4) You can now edit/remove the attachment reference in your post and it will be no more.
    Thanks Luis. Ok here are the pics.

    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00942.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00943.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00944.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00945.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00946.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00947.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00952.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00950.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00951.jpg

    A few of mule deer pics also.
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00949.jpg
    http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j149/truett1120/DSC00948.jpg
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,815 Senior Member
    Congrats on a successful hunt!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,815 Senior Member
    I have used the 130 and 140 Berger, and the 140 A-Max. H-4350, Lapua Brass, Fed 210M primers
    jbohio wrote: »
    Cool! I'm going on my first one in a month or so, pics, please! I'll also be shooting a 6.5-284. What load/bullet did you use?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,227 Senior Member
    Nice hunt. Congratulations on a nice goat!

    Chasing goats gets in your blood. At least it's got into mine. I'll be making my second goat hunt in two years for which I don't even have a tag. I'm looking forward to doing it as much as any hunt I've ever made, though.

    If you don't mind, would you tell me what part of New Mexico you were hunting? I've seen a lot of goats along the stretch of hiway between Raton and Clayton, as well as the hiway between Clayton and Springer. I don't recall seeing any irrigated fields, though, so I'm guessing you were somewhere else.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Nice hunt. Congratulations on a nice goat!

    Chasing goats gets in your blood. At least it's got into mine. I'll be making my second goat hunt in two years for which I don't even have a tag. I'm looking forward to doing it as much as any hunt I've ever made, though.

    If you don't mind, would you tell me what part of New Mexico you were hunting? I've seen a lot of goats along the stretch of hiway between Raton and Clayton, as well as the hiway between Clayton and Springer. I don't recall seeing any irrigated fields, though, so I'm guessing you were somewhere else.

    I was on the Rosebud Ranch South of Clayton about 60 miles. For some reason I put North of Clayton. I was given bad info. I went to mapquest and did the research and found Clayton, NM.
  • BPsniperBPsniper Banned Posts: 1,961 Senior Member
    That's a nice goat! What? No pic of you, the rifle and the goat surrounded by vast sky? :tissue:
    "....the true general purpose big-game cartridges used in this country come in but two calibers, .30 and 7mm. (the .270 Win. is merely a slightly aberrant 7mm whose bullets are .007" undersize.) -Finn Aagaard - American Rifleman, December 1986
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    I have used the 130 and 140 Berger, and the 140 A-Max. H-4350, Lapua Brass, Fed 210M primers

    I used factory Nosler 120 ballistic tip ammo. I just got my dies in while I was on this trip. I will probably load 140 grain Hornady SST's for this gun. I am going tomorrow to Cabelas and buy some H-4350 powder. I have the brass and primers already. I cant afford the $55 a box stuff all the time.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,227 Senior Member
    WORLD T wrote: »
    I was on the Rosebud Ranch north of Clayton about 60 miles.

    Thanks. You were darn near in Colorado.

    Now, how about posting a pic of you, your goat and your gun?
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,289 Senior Member
    :up: Very respectable goat...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Thanks. You were darn near in Colorado.

    Now, how about posting a pic of you, your goat and your gun?

    You guys have already seen my new gun.
    http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?1128-Ok-here-it-is.-My-new-Cooper-6.5-x-284

    I just didnt take any pics with me, gun, and goat together. I didnt see a need to.
  • WORLD TWORLD T Member Posts: 257 Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    :up: Very respectable goat...

    Thank you! He was ok for my first. Next year, I am going for a record goat. They are out there, just not as easy to get to as this one was. I set up a popup blind between two trails the day before. After sniffing around, they got used to it and walked right by me. At one time, some antelope were within 20 yards of me.
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