I have been a member of this forum fpr only a couple of months now. learned a great deal from the people here, and really enjoy reading their posts. from the little time that i have spent here i have gathered a few things about some of the members here. FIFTYDRIVER from what i have read is a very qualified smith and a very accomplished longrange hunter. reading this post what started out as a post about a mans longrange hunting experience. why do you have to turn it into a post of critism. do you have more respect for a rock @ 1000yds or a varmit @ this range. i think you missed kirby's point here.. i dont even know this man, but if you cant pick up the respect some people seem to have for him and his ability, take your [censored] somewhere else, if you wish to be arguementive, argue with your wife, if you have one, my guess would be she's already left you.
sorry if i've hurt any ones feelings, but i think i speak for several people.
Aren't wolves sort of considered "vermin" in Canada? Personally I go by different standards--I'd toss an unsure shot at a coyote, chuck, pd, etc that I'd never consider taking at a deer or elk. Just not the same thing to me.
This is ridiculous. There are a number of people who are ruining this site for me and I'm sure a lot of others. I could be wrong but I don't think Dave, Len, or Ian intend for this forum to be one big ethics discussion. The original poster made a good decision in his situation. Then "someone" jumps in and instigates this argument over the ethics of a shot Fiftydriver took. Fifty shouldn't have to defend his standpoint on the shot he took, thats ridiculous. I come to this site looking for information, and good hunting stories. Lately there is a lot less information and a lot more quarreling over the "ethics" of a shot, or whether or not "a certain bullet" can be used for killing animals. Maybe I am missing something, maybe the moderaters want some ethics discussions. I would suggest keeping your opinions to yourselves when it comes to ethics. If you don't want to shoot animals with matchkings, don't do it. If you wouldn't have taken "that shot" keep the $HIT to yourself. We are all old enough to form our own opinions when it comes to ethics. Yes I think Fifty is a good guy, but I don't know about this fan club bs. Watch the "whose online" feature of this site several times a day. This "fan club" consist of a very low percentage of the people that visit this site. If you don't like the guys on this site, don't come to it.
I've started visited Benchrest.com more lately just because there is so much more USEFUL information. There is none of this quarreling going on.
I think you hit the nail right on the head perfect. Unfortunate it is that some people let the intended purposeof this site turn from education and entertainment into bickering and irrational reasoning.
I probably should stay out of this but you made some points that are WAY irrational dude. Kirby is probably the most diplomatic guy on here and is one hell of a guy and one hell of a shooter. He anwered your question in fine manner and then you accuse him of a long winded, defensive rebuttal. If this site is called fifty driver.yak then that is fine with me. Let those who CAN contribute positively contribute all they want in my opinion.
Len keeps this place running the right direction by ousting trouble makers who detract from the overall quality of the site. So, if you have a problem with that, <font color="red"> THEN YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, NOT LEN!! </font> I thank Len for the great site and praise him for the way he handles the tough job he has.
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This is hilarious! That type (the troublemakers) could hardly be called "good" and keep a straight face. Hecklers and naysayers will band together over there and then accuse members of this site for having our little groups or fanclubs! Quite ironic isn't it.
Well, I stand accused of being a fan of Kirby, Len, and the 5000 plus members of this site and all I can say is, "guilty as charged".
Have a nice day and don't drink too much of that Wyoming water, it must have something in it up there.