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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by unintentionalracist View Post
    Because of the 4 rules of firearms safety. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. They apply more in the woods than on the battlefield, where collateral damage is unavoidable and to be expected. And many Marines fail to follow the 4 rules, what with all the flagging and NDs...just sayin. They do teach you jarheads firearms safety, right?
    Carlos Hathcock used a 10x scope to score a 2500 yard kill, he was a marine, I don't think anyone questioned if he knew your firearm rules, so I would think a 7x scope at more than 200 yards is just fine.
    Time to add FireMarshall Bill to the block list.

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  3. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by unintentionalracist View Post
    Because of the 4 rules of firearms safety. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it. They apply more in the woods than on the battlefield, where collateral damage is unavoidable and to be expected. And many Marines fail to follow the 4 rules, what with all the flagging and NDs...just sayin. They do teach you jarheads firearms safety, right?
    Seeing as how i'm firearms instructor in the Marines, ya I've heard a thing or two about firearms safety. And regrettably, I agree with you that way to many service personnel don't pay enough attention to it. But to say you need a high power optic to take game at 200m is absurd. I know several people that do it with iron sights, and I don't feel that this is " unsafe" at all.

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by jcreek View Post
    Seeing as how i'm firearms instructor in the Marines, ya I've heard a thing or two about firearms safety. And regrettably, I agree with you that way to many service personnel don't pay enough attention to it. But to say you need a high power optic to take game at 200m is absurd. I know several people that do it with iron sights, and I don't feel that this is " unsafe" at all.
    I didn't say that you need a high power optic to take game at 200m. I'm just saying that when hunting, you need to be sure of your target and a 6 foot tall man is just a small orange blob, even at 7x and that you need to be more careful when hunting because at that range you need to know where your round lands. Last year I was eating lunch on opening day and a warden was telling a story about how a guy took a long shot at a moving deer and missed and it ended up going into a man's kitchen a mile or so away...that's my point. TABK.

    Warbirds, they are not my firearms safety rules. They are everyone's to follow.

  5. Someone doesn't know what "holding zero" means.

  6. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by unintentionalracist View Post
    I didn't say that you need a high power optic to take game at 200m. I'm just saying that when hunting, you need to be sure of your target and a 6 foot tall man is just a small orange blob, even at 7x and that you need to be more careful when hunting because at that range you need to know where your round lands. Last year I was eating lunch on opening day and a warden was telling a story about how a guy took a long shot at a moving deer and missed and it ended up going into a man's kitchen a mile or so away...that's my point. TABK.

    Warbirds, they are not my firearms safety rules. They are everyone's to follow.
    No offense, but if a 6 ft man is a "small orange blob" to you at 200m through a 7x scope, then I think your eyesight not the scope is the problem. The bullseye on the 200m qual target is 12in, and like I said, we use iron sights or at max, a 4x ACOG. Not difficult to see or hit it.

  7. #16
    Cool story marine. Good for you and your qualification test. This is about hunting, not your beloved corps. Feel free to take long distance shots at a deer. To err is to be human...humans also have prisons for other humans who don't follow firearms safety rules and make stupid avoidable mistakes. I just hunted with a Marine today, active duty too no less...missed 4 times from under 30 yards in an open field. He qualified...and BTW he missed using a Bushmaster AR15.
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  8. Southern Utah 30-06

    I will be in Southern Utah using a 30-06.

  9. That's a lot of open country with potential for long shots. I would not sell yourself or your gun short by using too little magnification. I recently put a Barska 6-24x40 ($180) on one of my rifles and it has spoiled me for the 3x9's I have on my other guns. In many cases I may not need that much zoom but it is sure nice to have it when I want to reach out there a ways.

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