Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rifle Safety Tip - Using Telescopic Sights Safely

Many rifle owners quite often overlook a very important safety practice when using telescopic sights on their rifle. The safe use of your rifle should always be a primary concern for your safety and the safety of others around you. Relying on your telescopic sights when hunting for long range spotting can be a very dangerous practice.

It's a lot safer to carry a good pair of binoculars for use in long range spotting instead of using the telescopic sight mounted on your hunting rifle. When using the telescopic sight on your rifle in this manner, your rifle will be in the firing position and pointed in the target’s direction. If someone or something that is not an intended target winds up in the telescopic sights of your rifle, you will also be violating one of the most important rules of gun safety.

Never point your rifle at anything or anybody unless you intend to fire.

It’s a lot safer to carry a good pair of binoculars to use for long range spotting.

Got binoculars?

Staying above the water line!



Bitmap said...

I seem to recall reading about a guy that got in trouble last year for this. A game warden was watching him in the field with binos and the genius "glassed" the GW with his riflescope.

Riflescopes are for shooting. Binos and spotting scopes are for looking.

idahobob said...

You bet I've got binoculars.....Steiner's and Zeiss.

Use 'em all of the time.


riverwalker said...

To: Bitmap

Unfortunately, there a re those out there that may be doing this without realizing the risk they pose to others.

Thanks Bitmap!


riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

Looks like you've got your bases covered...

Thanks bob!


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