If you want desert goats (pronghorn ), you'd be better off going to Wyoming. Tho it's not as good as the halcyon days when you could get two tags just for the asking, compared to OR it's mucho easier. Here you'd have to wait a long long time to get an Antelope tag.Yeah proghorn look like fun, though I have no idea of the tagging system in OR and how long it would take to do the "right" way...
.22-250 for chucks is the cat's meow. I used my Ruger #1V on them. Lot's of fun to hit them laying down on the rocks... 2" target at 200yds. Sometimes my shot would go slightly low and blow their carcass 20' into the sky. Nothin left but fur and backbone. Yikes!!!When I lived in E. WA, I hunted for rockchucks and coyotes when I wasn’t hunting deer.
I was going to suggest the 6.8 but OP was thinking about calibers that are totally adequate and readily available. It is possible to reload .308 up and down the scale for whatever game 'd joure is hopping across the land. .243 is a great and flexible round. HOWEVER.... my last 3 deer have been by 6.8. I think 125 yards is as far as I would try with it though. I have had spectacular results on paper out further, but at 110 yards I had an accubond stop on the far side shoulder of a large animal. I have taken deer with the .223 as well. I think the 6.8 is great for "small and mid-size game." Bumping up from there, I would keep a .243 and a .270 on hand.How ‘bout a 6.8 SPC ll. My most accurate rifle in an AR 90gr at 3000fps up to the 120gr
.277 bullet. ie. 270Win
I have seen this first hand! A friend of mine used an M70 Featherweight in 22-250 as a “kick around” gun..22-250 for chucks is the cat's meow. I used my Ruger #1V on them. Lot's of fun to hit them laying down on the rocks... 2" target at 200yds. Sometimes my shot would go slightly low and blow their carcass 20' into the sky. Nothin left but fur and backbone. Yikes!!!
Raccoon parasite of concern is roundworm, a fecal transmission critter. Stay away from their turds! Frequency of this parasite is very high, something like 1/2 or more of all raccoons.Regarding eating racoon; my vet warned me that racoon has been found to carry a brain parasite that can be transmitted to humans / dogs. Handle at your own risk, not very common but info for thought. I wouldn’t eat racoon, one rare bite might be the one to make you slowly go crazy before you’re doctor finds out why.
1980's-1990's Remington Model 7, or Remington Model 788, in 7mm-08.Thinking of getting a hunting rifle this spring, any recommendations on an all-around caliber for small - midsize game? I was thinking 308 win, or 6.5 CM.
Any rifle recommendations 5ish round capacity? Something they might have at a big box store now like Sportsmans Warehouse.