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got to ask why

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by essex sniper, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    i know its not all of you but there is quite a few who feel the need to lay down the law (for example)some one posts a thread saying ....went hunting today with my s410 and had 3 rabbits 2 woodys and a rat....why do some of you feel the need to make yourself busy and start explaining about the pellet not leaving your permission or about backstops or dont do this or dont do that ....if sum one asks advice on that then fair enough but if they havent why make urself busy because half of what you claim aint even accurate its only what you think you know.....ok rant over atb
     
  2. mattyts

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    If someone didnt know that and they got told it has potentially saved them time in prison.rather have info and not need it than need info and not have it
     
  3. essex sniper

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    but they never asked the law so why give it when most of it aint even accurate
     
  4. Jackal

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    Just trying to keep us all safe and legal bud...no harm meant.

    about the pellet not leaving your permission

    Er...is very legal bit!
     
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    Think it is people just trying to look out for the airgunning community as a whole. Bad practice of only a few individuals could potentiallly influence the laws and give airgun sport a bad name. I'm not saying anyone here is doing that but with the majority of the publics views out there on us airgunners it pays to be careful.
     
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    i agree with what you say and in sum threads i can see why sum of you would explain it .....but i do feel in alot of threads theres no need for it .....every one is different in suppose just iv never felt the need to go off topic and pretend im a policeman lol
     
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    Most of us do make sure that when shooting anywhere that all possible safety measures are in place,back stops,direction of shot and general safety for everyone involved or not.
    But a few times i have been shooting on ranges and you get the person that buys a gun and thinks they can go and shoot anything, anywhere,because they have never looked into the law reguarding air gun shooting.If some people feel the need to post onto threads about safety, so be it.They are not doing any harm and could be saving someone from a potential jail sentence.
     
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    Some people just like being bossy! some might read something and misconstrue it, some might read something and because of how it's described think; hang on, something doesn't sound right there...

    We have to remember that putting down in words exactly how something happened over say, three hours of shooting is not easy in one small post of 300 words! so there are always going to be misunderstandings, just like there are always going to be people who like being bossy!

    I recently asked someone about backstops, in the post he had said he was shooting uphill, at a rabbit and had aimed up through the rabbit, which to me sounded like the pellet was going on an upwards trajectory, so unless the hill increased in gradient, a missed pellet could have carried on going on that upwards trajectory.
    I mentioned this to the OP and he cleared up that the hill did in fact increase in gradient.
    At no point was i being a know-it-all or bossy, and everything turned out fine, but it's better to ask a silly question and get a daft answer than leave people to it if you think they've done something unsafe, nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes or forget things now and again.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with asking a question or giving advice, but it's all about the delivery.
     
  9. essex sniper

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    i always make sure about my backstops and boundry ect.....so what your saying is every one has to start every thread saying i went hunting saw a rabbit made sure of the back stop the boundry the trajectory all was ok made the shot.....just because sum one dont put that dont mean he doesnt know it .....i understand if its a newbie to the sport or if sum one asks .....i no you dont mean any harm by it but i just to know why you feel the need to go off topic and start talking about sumthing the op never asked about when he has proberly been shooting years and knows the dos and donts atb
     
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    In the case i mentioned it was because how it read, it sounded like the shot, had it missed could have carried on at an upwards trajectory, potentially, being unsafe, so i don't think asking a question about that is unfair, if however i'd posted statements about him shooting dangerously as he'd not taken into account backstops, well that's very different.

    We are all always learning (or we should be) and many times someone has asked me a question that i didn't know the answer to, or hadn't thought about, so in those cases, i learn something new, it's not about being right or telling people how to do things, i don't agree with making statements before all the facts are known, certainly if they're derogatory, but asking a question to clear something up or or put your mind at ease is not something we should feel bad for.

    It's only when we're open to the fact that we don't know everything that we're able to learn something
     
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    Got to admit I did feel a bit like this when ai first joined but. After a while though I did realise people were just looking out for me rather than being busy bodies.
     
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    I don't mind forum members clarifying and re clarifying the law and legalities of air gun shooting.

    My gripe with threads is the appalling spelling.

    Regards

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    You mean like sumthing??


    :)
     
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    I can't spell neither, so excuse the spelling.
    Is someone mentions safety and responsible shooting that's all good.
    There are new members joining this sight everyday. A lot of them have never shot an air rifle never mind owned one.
    I've hunted with air guns for 30 odd years and I never stop learning about them, and when I read hunting threds and some one mentions a safety aspect the that's a good thing, because you never know who else is reading the post aswel as you.
    So I know, let's all stop this petty moaning and squabbling. And let's start enjoying this site.

    Love

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  15. essex sniper

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    thanks for the replys fellas im no further afield but thats how some people are so thats that . we are all different and all got our different ways ....however barc for god sake why dont you do SUMTHING sensable and stop worrying about peoples spelling ....jobsworth atb
     
  16. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    It would help if you could address you reply to the right person, Barc was not complaining about the spelling, Happy Hippo was...
     
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    Those people usually get ignored and I do what I want, if I feel like its the right thing to do or not :D
     
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    I can see both sides of the argument to be honest (in general, as I haven't read the post in question). We should all know that safety is paramount and we shouldn't have to point out the precautions we take every time we mention taking a shot... but on the other hand, some people on this planet don't seem to have any common sense so it is sometimes beneficial to be overly cautious and politically correct when posting so people don't get the wrong impression. I have noticed sometimes people do like to jump in and be "pretend policeman" when its not really needed, not just online either!

    As for spelling... some one on here a few weeks ago wrote "pre-madonna" instead of "prima donna" which I found quite amusing to be honest! Poor spelling and Grammar can be funny sometimes!
     
  19. essex sniper

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    ok barc and happy hippo do sumthing sensable and stop worrying about peoples spelling
     
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    I was more concerned about your absence of grammar and punctuation :D
     

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