Wondering how many people do this, know of people who do this, and why it is done? This is simply the practice of using your scope to view objects, in particular, ME. As I kid I knew to not point a loaded weapon at people and I used the very nice scope on my rifle to see distance objects. Occasionally I would see people, albeit, very rarely. Today there are hordes of people out there and I see very few with a good set of Bino's so I know they scope objects. What lead me to this question is how I react to it. I don't react well and I literally start shaking with anger and adrenaline. I was scoped from 130 yards Saturday and I started to go nuts. I don't want anything bad to happen, which is why I stopped rifle hunting a long time ago. I can't handle it. I want the kids to experience the outdoors and hunting so I am trying to deal with it better and seeking some alternative view points. A guy at work said he used to do it too but thinks this guy and others, especially at close range like that, are doing it intentionally. For example, to intimidate others.