Why would anyone need a .458 in hawaii?

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  1. BigBore44

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    What’s the estimated population of feral cattle on the islands? Nevermind. I can probably look that up. Are they capable of being driven/pushed to more friendly areas that would make for easier extraction after harvest? I would think they could be marketed as “free range” assuming the USDA didn’t have to get their hands in the cookie jar.
     
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    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.
     
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    Haha I love it. She had reservations, then fired. "Whoo!" after that she couldn't leave a round unfired.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  7. Paul7

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    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.
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    Need has absolutely nothing to do with it!
     
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    Wife and I spent two weeks on the big island in 2016. Feral goats everywhere on the hot, dry side. I've long fantasized about spending a week chasing them with a rifle. Then there's the mongooses. We almost wiped out our Jeep on a 300lb wild hog around Hilo. I could easily spend a month chasing invasive critters in Hawaii. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    I was going to say for anti-shipping, but the Sharknado wins. o_O

     
  13. Picher

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    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.

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    In my teens, I'd read in my gun magazines about "Glassbedding" actions, using boat-repair epoxy, so I bought some at a local boat/gun shop. I free-floated the barrel and epoxy-bedded the receiver and a couple of inches of the rear-end of barrel. The 2.5X Weaver scope proved adequately accurate, and I could group about 1 MOA with the rifle, especially when using reloads. A buddy had a Lyman JR. press and we loaded ammo for three rifles for his, mine, and my other friend's rifles. Unfortunately, I had quite a few failures to fire and light firing pin strikes with my Savage. I thought it was the rifle and sent it to the factory, but they didn't correct the problem because it was with the reloads. When I got my own press and dies, I solved the problem by setting the sizing die for my chamber. The other rifles had tighter chambers, but we didn't know much about that back then.
     
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    Thats a really neat rifle, and it sounds like the work paid off!
     
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    As I recall, recent Jurassic Park, King Kong, and Godzilla movies were all filmed in Hawaii. Clearly, a 458 is needed in case some of the animal talent goes off the reservation...
     
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    Why would anyone need a .458 in hawaii?

    Why wouldn't you :D

    Have fun with the rifle!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    The video clip was good, she hesitated, fired, let out a whoo and then turned around and asks for more ammo! And according to the OP, she has a sister that shoots!

    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!;):thumbup:
     
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    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.
     
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    My answer would be "why not" especially if them evil squirrels bent on world domination start wearing level IIIA or higher body armor.

    Enjoy your .458!
     
  22. WisBorn

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    Can't wait to see how the 264 does!!!!
     
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    Very nice! I like the little pat of the rifle at the end.

    That scope must have some long eye relief.
     
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    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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