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jcloer1

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That seems like you are a crack shot!! I never was able to hit anything that was running, so I stopped trying. I have friends that can do a neck or head shot on running elk with a .338WM, but not me. I'm surprised since I was a very good bird hunter with both 12ga and 20ga.... I think a wingshot with a .410 would have stumped me tho.
Ha! I grew up hunting quail and can pretty well hit moving targets, but I don't do that typically on big game. That antelope was kind enough to pause briefly and gave me a broadside shot!
 

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BTW, I was curious about the .220Swift for hunting, being ignorant of such usage, so I "DuckDuckGo'ed" it. Lots of stories about use on midsize game such as Whitetail in TX and hogs too. It has a long history of hunting game that surprised me.... I thought of it as a varmint cartridge.
Ya...I had a buddy in college that swore by the Swift. He grew up hunting with one and took several Mule Deer with it. I'm not sure I'm comfortable enough with it for that. A light bullet is only so forgiving if your shot placement isn't ideal. But antelope are small and thin skinned. I don't believe they're nearly as durable as a Mule Deer.
 
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Ha! I grew up hunting quail and can pretty well hit moving targets, but I don't do that typically on big game. That antelope was kind enough to pause briefly and gave me a broadside shot!
My first game birds were Mourning Dove (pass shooting with long 12ga) at Calexico, and Valley Quail over pointing dogs around the Salton Sea with a 20ga O/U (after duck hunting over decoys at the preserve in the morning)... shots came fast when those coveys busted! If you didn't pick out a bird and followed the urge to flock shoot, mostly you didn't score. Just when you thought you had a single in a bush, a flock would bust out. lol
 
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