Originally Posted by bogger01
hey guys.i was sitting here thinking and i have a question that maybe some of you have an opinion on.have we gone too far with the science and mathmatics in regards of hunting and shooting and made it overwhelming to someone new that wants to get into the sport or are the advancements helping take more animals and hitting more targets.also,is all of this knowledge encouraging a new shooter to take longer shots on game animals that he doesn't have the skill to make a clean shot on because because of inexeperiance but he used a ballistic calculator with a velocity input off of the box of ammo,shooting his dads old 30-06 that is worn out and inaccurate and because he read on the internet that the 30-06 is a "1000" yard rifle so its ok to take that long shot?i'd love to hear your thoughts.
I am a person that resist change, but the technology has definitely made the whole process better.
Better bullets, powder,barrels,scopes and many more improvements have reduced the game loss
by huge numbers and made most shooters more aware of the entire process.
There will always be those that will take questionable shots for there ability, and in the end ABILITY
is what makes a Long Range hunter/shooter.
Most of the people that are not accuracy and performance minded will try an iffy shot, and when
they miss most will ether go back to what they were doing (Making shorter shots, or lying about
the distance they shot) or set about improving there skills and componants.
The only downside to the improvements in technology that I see, is it seems to give people the
idea that it can make up for practice and skill. I saw/see this in Bow hunting also.
Technology must be helping, because cleaner kills,longer shots and record scores are being broken
all the time.
Just my thoughts
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