Federal Premium's Trophy Copper line of ammunition has been a staple in the hunting industry since its introduction, so it came as no surprise when the company added a 6.5 Creedmoor offering to the stable earlier this year. I used it to knock down my goat, with devastating results.
Though I didn't make use of it on this particular trip, some of the other hunters in camp used Federal Premium's new Edge TLR bullet. The Edge TLR bullet uses Federal's Slipstream tip to initiate deadly expansion after penetrating at long range. The tip is crafted from some of the industry's most heat-resistant polymer. At close range, the bullet's copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for reliable penetration.
Alongside the aforementioned AR Optics riflescope, I was sporting a set of Bushnell's new Engage binoculars. Released earlier this year, the Engage series boasts a feature-packed lineup at a budget-friendly price.
To hunt the antelope, you must eat the antelope. Well, not really, but it's not a bad idea. After I killed my goat, we used the Camp Chef Pro 90X Three-Burner Stove to prepare a most unusual meal: Antelope Heart and Onions. Camp loved it.
Being a lifetime resident of the mid-Atlantic region, I never really had much opportunity to hunt western game growing up. As such, I jumped at the opportunity to join Federal Premium, Bushnell, Savage Arms and the Sportsmen's Alliance when they invited me to spend a week chasing pronghorn in the New Mexico desert. You can get a closer look at my trip with the gallery embedded above.