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    Default 458 Socom and giraffe

    My daughter hunted this giraffe bull on foot and made an excellent heart shot using my 458 Socom.The rifle is modded to single shot for hunting purposes.
    The bull did not manage 50m before going down.She also shot another one after this using another rifle.Bullets were made by Johann Kriek in Bloem and weigh 300gr.



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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    Great pics, congrats to her! That's an awesome caliber I would love to have one day.

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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    Well done! Did you manage to recover the bullet?

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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    Well done to your daughter. In areas where they are hunted a lot, giraffe are one of the most challenging animals to hunt. Interesting rifle and cartridge, what velocity do you get?

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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    Quote Originally Posted by Antlion View Post
    Well done! Did you manage to recover the bullet?
    Sorry for the late reply.No we could not locate it unfortunately, spent quite a while scratching through the carcass.

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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    Quote Originally Posted by TStone View Post
    Well done to your daughter. In areas where they are hunted a lot, giraffe are one of the most challenging animals to hunt. Interesting rifle and cartridge, what velocity do you get?
    They are very alert yes and spot your every move.
    I still need to chrony but it should be between 1700-1900 fps.

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    Default Re: 458 Socom and giraffe

    It really is a great hunt and the memories you will always have, great to have a daughter who hunt with her father..Congratulations to your daughter, it is a great achievement Did you slaughter it as well???Some photos please??I still plan to hunt such a magnificent animal in the future...please discuss/explain shot placement while we are on the subject???

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