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458 socom at distance on aoudad

 
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:39 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

Them being a exotic species there is no season or bag limit all that is required is a valid hunting license.

When I killed the first on in 2011 we were very excited to have an exotic specie's on the property now they have turned into a nuance more than anything. They have damaged 3 of our protein feeders in the past 6 months on top of deer aren't a huge fan of them. They typically run off if the aoudad come out.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:30 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

What are the specs of your gun and what bullet did you use? I was looking at Wilson Combat .458 barrel kits and suppressor but never got around to building one. A suppressed 458 would definitely be ideal to take out a bunch of aoudads or pigs.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:55 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

Just a RRA mid length 458 socom. With a few upgrades bcm gunfighter charging handle and pistol grip and bcm extractor spring kit. Vortex viper pst 2.5-10x32 night force rings and a Harris bipod. I'm using Sbrammo 300gr Barnes tac-x.

Here's the bullet I pulled out of him, found it on the adjacent side in the ribs it weighs 297.6 grains.

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Old 07-31-2014, 06:48 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

Nice shooting love my 458.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:03 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

That is cool that you were able to recover that bullet, which from what everyone says is the best bullet for the Socom. According to JBM calcuations you hit that sheep with almost 900 lbs. of energy at that distance. How big are those aoudad weight wise and are the very good to eat? Keep up the good posts and I think you helped me finally decide to build a 458 Socom.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:14 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

The big rams can get over 300+lbs. I don't have a game scale yet but the bigger aoudad of the two I'd say was around the 280-300lb mark. The smaller one being 240-250.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:57 PM
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Re: 458 socom at distance on aoudad

Yes, they are good to eat. My dad has cooked the several different ways. Chicken fried is a good one. We've also taken the aoudad's tenderloin marinade it for about 6 hours wrap bacon around it and grill it, also have cooked ground meat for tacos and hamburgers. The meat itself is real mild in flavor but is coarser than whitetail. I firmly believe the amount of feed we put out plays a role in that, along with we also have a good amount of native grasses and such compared to wake where like South Texas were it's mostly mesquite and cedar.
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