Your friend,Jimmy, is as irresponsible as it gets, Bullets flying of a hard surface,
.and don't give me any talk about no one being in the area, private land or whatever.
He shouldn't be allowed hunting with anything more than a sharp stick,certainly not a high powered firearm.
Great training video for young shooters.
Your friend,Jimmy, is as irresponsible as it gets, Bullets flying of a hard surface
So you dont miss? Yeah, I guess we all could learn something from someone who makes sure his/her bullets dont ricochet of rocks or hard praire earth when we miss. And believe me, you miss, just like everyone on earth. If you say you dont, you are a liar, PERIOD.
"and don't give me any talk about no one being in the area, private land or whatever."
Another exquisitely pathetic statement. If this man is hunting on a private lease, he knows much more about the situation with other hunters that some naysayer sitting behind a computer judging people. Look at his surroundings, and tell me the obvious danger in this situation, please. And dont give me the Hard ground arguement, either. You already tried, it doesnt work. Unless you are hunting on plowed ground, your bullet has a pretty good chance of "flying off a hard surface" too. It takes a pretty soft surface to stop a bullet traveling at 2,000+ feet per second, especially at such a shallow down angle. That is why responsible shooters make sure there is some sort of a backdrop, such as a row of trees so thick you cant see 10 feet into them, or some other natural barrier to combat the problem.
"He shouldn't be allowed hunting with anything more than a sharp stick,certainly not a high powered firearm."
Please, I would hunt with him any day, and would let my son hunt with him as well. There are more natural barriers here than many people have available when shooting, missing (which is again, something everyone does from time to time) or otherwise. Have him give me a call.
"Great training video for young shooters.
The one thing you said that makes sense. This a perfect video to show young shooters to show them what happens when you get "Buck Fever." It should be shown right alongside a clean kill shot, emphasizing the need to concentrate on the shot placement, not the animal. That is of course, for young shooters whom are not like you. Your breed of shooter has the ability to nearly guarantee a hit, and if you do miss (Lord God help us now!!!!), has an uncanny knack of being able to place the miss in the softest ground in the area, void of rocks or any other natural substance that may inhibit the projectile from disintegrating instantly. I dont care if he missed 100 times. He knew what he was shooting at and beyond, you sure as hell dont. Do your self and everyone else a favor, find a clip where some one is shooting at an animal with a house in the background, and we will call the shooter names together. Better yet, tell us you were there and KNEW that he shouldnt have been shooting, and why. Then I will start calling him irresponsible right alongside you. Until then, zip it.
And by the way, in the slim chance that I failed to see some sort of sarcasm in your post and you were just ribbing a bit, I was only kidding too. But not really.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...