Norway is supposedly a democracy. However, the general voting public is a not only sheep, but misled sheep with no sense of priority or basic economic understanding.
Take Norway's second largest party: The Socialist Leftist Party. In case somebody doesn't quite get the drift from their name: There are ...umm.....about four major parties in between them and the rightmost serious party, which is again somewhere to the left of the US Democrats.
In a word, they're communists. During the Cold War, they took money from Stalin. And a full 50% of the female voting public votes for them! Next time anyone thinks a Norwegian girl is hot, remember there is a fifty/fifty chance she's practically a communist!
Anyway: it gets BETTER! Now 50% of the public wants to TAKE AWAY OUR GUNS. And I don't mean that in any figurative way. I mean, they don't think any civilian should be able to keep a gun in his house!
Now I had to register,could not help anymore. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I´ve been lurking around this great site and the latest thing I´ve been doing here has been looking for the best .338 Lapua bullet for moose,300 to 500 yds.
Looks like it really is 300 SMK,after reading all I have found here.This is such a great Forum,folks! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Just one thing:
SMK is not legal for moose or deer over here!!! I will seriously consult with my lawyer before using one...HP:s, no matter how good they open at impact,are considered FMJ:s which are not legal. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
That is just another ridiculous rule but needs to be taken seriously. We do not want to give antis any reason. Globally.
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I hope I fit in although I am not a real long range shooter,I am an active reloader and hunter anyway.Let´s take it easy,Kevral! [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
This new norwegian law is obviously written by people lacking sufficient real world knowledge. No doubt about it.
Nevertheless, I think that we in some sense get what we deserve. Way too many hunters are spending too few hours on the range and shows too little empathy for the game. This will undoubtedly result in strong anti-hunting opinions. Suffering animals affect people no matter if they are right-wing extremists or left-wing radicals.
No matter how much "empathy",a dead animal is a dead animal. Makes no diff to antis. Tell them "we practise a lot" they tell you "no you won´t,we want to take your guns away and close your ranges".
Everyone makes mistakes. Antis make more than hunters.It´s politics,pal. We have to be clever and tough with all that anti crap. I am doing my part here,I have lived all over the world but now I´m back here in the woods where I came from.
Animals do not have empathy. It is plain wrong to "humanise" animals. That word shold not be used when we talk hunting,it has got nothing to do with respecting your game.
Ethics are not supposed to be discussed here,I read the rules and was glad to see that.