.458 socom

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Diamondback, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    873
    Location:
    Silver City, Oklahoma
    Finally had the opportunity to try my RRA LAR458 on deer, vs paper, Thanksgiving day. Got a small spike at about 65 yds. Rifle sighted at 125yds. Shot hit about 1" above point of aim. Very little bruising but bullet took out almost 2" of spine and mangled one lung. Deer went down like it was poleaxed dead on the spot. Using a handload consisting of a 300gr Hornady JHP over 30gr of Hogdin 'Lil Gun' in starline brass w/ Winchester LP primer. Book velocity approx. 2000fps. Rifle and ammo more than lived up to my expectations.

    P.S. I am a meat hunter. I have never taken anything that even remotely looked like a trophy. Not many trophy bucks in my neck of the woods anyway. sorry no pics. My camera took a vacation.
  2. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    701
    I always like hearing reports on how a cartridge works.

    I use that projectile at just under 1200fps from a single shot 45LC pistol with 10" . Never put one in a deer yet though.

    Thanks for the info..
  3. zkovach

    zkovach Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,011
    Location:
    Michigan
    I would love a pic of that rifle not the deer!