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Old 09-16-2004, 11:27 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

well, i guess it depends on how you where taught firearms safety. several times in Scotland i have seen waht i thought was a roe deer, upon close investigation with a spotting scope it turned out to be a hill walker in a redish brown jacket, sat taking a crapor a break, it wouldn't be sensible to be using a scope for looking at game anywhere there are people, now if you have already confirmed that what you are looking at is actualy a game species, then i see no harm in studdying it closer through the rifle scope. just be carefull.
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Old 09-17-2004, 01:34 PM
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LB, you have to remember that not all hunters who read this are as experiences or as safety consiouse as you and me.
i see no problem in occasionaly glassing an object through a scope. providing you unload the soding rifle first. but if you are diong much long range glassing you can't beat a good spotting scope, a decent set of bino's and a comfy spot in the heather. Pete
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:43 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

Scopes are for shooting.
I was taught and believe you never point a rifle at anything you would regret shooting.
Use binoculars, bring a spotting scope if you need detail or more magnification.

Look at it the other way. Imagine looking through your spotting scope or binoculars at another hunter to realize he is pointing his rifle directly at you. Empty magazine or bolt up is not likely to be obvious.
Do you:
A. Assume it is natural for a stranger to point a weapon at you.
B. Seek cover and maybe call for backup.
C. Aim back and be prepared to shoot if you see the bullet coming your way.
D. Approach the hunter and ask if they have a license for human.
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Old 09-17-2004, 07:52 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

You get a "D" in comprehension, Amigo.

Read it again. Nobody has said they advocated pointing rifles at humans.

Sorry, this is going nowhere. LB
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Old 09-17-2004, 08:10 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

Read it again. Maybe I get an F this time, but the gist I got is it is easy to unintentionally look at a human. No matter how you look at it, looking over the countryside is best done with binoculars, not over a rifle barrel.
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:06 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

Yeah, sure. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

I read your post below under the CNN Vote: your arguments are less than compelling. But, everybody is entitled to their opinion.

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"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Does this mean I should legally have the right to own a fully loaded F-15 or M-1 Abrams with all the accessories?
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Old 09-17-2004, 09:21 PM
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Re: bigger than 50mm obj?

If you are to dang lazy to carry another 1-2 pounds in your pack for a spotting scope Stay home and do your hunting on the keyboard.

Just last year my buddy and i were out in the open hills on national forest land hunting deer and watching for movement and watched 4 guys jump out of a truck and start blazing away at a deer running 300 yards from us. The guys didn't see us in full blaze orange(required) until one guy saw us and then put his rifle up on the fence post and scoped us. I was watching through my spotting scope and politely gave him the bird. They jumped back in the truck and moved on. Went back to camp and ran into the fella that scoped us and he got the full brunt of it.

Needless to say these were idiots that couldn't see 300 yards.

Please, for those of you that can't lug a spotting scope around to be safe, let me know so i stay a few states away from you.

This is how hundreds of our fellow hunters get killed every year during hunting season becasue they think it won't happen. All it takes is one brain fart and it is all over.
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