Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LoonWulf, Jun 14, 2021.
I dont know the count of whats in the forest reserve still. As far as i know they have only continued to shoot them up near the upper portions.
Im fairly sure a driven hunt wouldnt work all that well as its a lot of land to cover and theres not really any natural barriers to use besides the border fences.
Up in hawaiian homes land there are still a lot of animals, and i believe someone has the contract to remove and sell them.
I honestly cant stand processed wild beef, its just too....beefy.
Shot, chopped up, and tossed in brine tho.....love that.
She does that.....
Plowed thru probably 500 total rounds of ammo in the 5hrs we were there....mostly 9mms, but a smattering of larger rounds like the .375 and 12ga...and the gnarly little 20ga.
Her little sister quite happily shot about 200-300rnds thru the Ranger, but ran away when any of the loudenboomers came out. I gave her my pink 597 a while ago....shes not getting the Ranger.....still its good to see the next generation of shooters out and having fun.
I spent 1962 and a goodly part 63, courtesy of Uncle Sam, at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Air Station and Hickman Air base on O’ahu. The drive between the two over the mountain was spectacular. Never noticed any wild cattle, goats or chickens but then at 19 my off hours were divided between Honolulu and Waikiki Beach and not much else. I always regretted not taking some leave and visiting the “Big Island” or one of the others. Doubt if I’d recognize any part of it now.
Pretty sure all the feral cattle are on Hawaii don’t think there are any on Oahu. But I could be wrong, I’m not an expert on Hawaiian critters by any means.
From what I've read feral cattle can be big and mean, there are videos out there of the hunts. Remember a Cape Buffalo is a form of cattle, and they're one of the most dangerous African game animals.
Ya probably all escapees of the Parker Cattle ranch, although I’ve heard it was so big cattle could go feral just by wandering off and never leaving the ranch.
there were a few smaller ranches that lost animals into the forest reserves after they knocked down the fences, or when operations ceased....some did just wander off and get good at avoiding the cowboys.
for the most part what we hunted were still "domestic" in temperament, and would scoot as soon as they figured out you were there......its amazing how fast a 600+lb critter can move thru thick cover.
There were some incidents I've heard about during those hunts, and when guys were just hunting the general area, but it isn't a common occurrence. Farther on the mountain there are older, uglier, grumpier cattle that I'm positive WOULD stomp you as opposed to running off if confronted.
I was going to say for anti-shipping, but the Sharknado wins.
Yeah, when those groundhogs charge, they can be nasty and chew your toenails off. LOL! Here in Maine, I started hunting woodchucks with my Customized Savage 110, 30-06 around 1960 when I was 16 yrs.! It would stop a charging pasture poodle almost every time. I was only 16 at the time and couldn't afford much for a scope, so bought a Weaver 2.5X, mostly for deer, but it worked fine for chucks as practice for deer hunting. Stock was inletted by Bishop, but exterior was very rough and I had to take a couple of pounds off with files and sandpaper. For a cheap stock, the grain was very nice. I carved it to be similar to a Weatherby and it was much less abusive than the old factory stock.
Why would anyone need a .458 in hawaii?
Why wouldn't you
Have fun with the rifle!!!
Absolutely am...and will..... probably gonna be a bit before it goes to the range again tho.
I actually switched it to the "long range" .264 configuration since im about out of those 400s, and i dont have powder for thr lighted bullets. I wanna keep what i have left for hunting.
That's a good enough reason for any of the single guys here on THR to be hitting up the OP to make a shooting trip to Hawaii!
Heres the younger one burning rounds in the Ranger.....shell get to the bigger guns.... maybe when the stocks arnt 6" too long for her lol.
Enjoy your .458!
Can't wait to see how the 264 does!!!!
Very nice! I like the little pat of the rifle at the end.
That scope must have some long eye relief.
Its long....maybe 5"+/- but its also set up for me, so theres no way shes getting a full sight picture that far back.
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