Do You Use The Safety While Hunting?

Do You Use The Safety While Hunting?

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    Do You Use The Safety While Hunting?

    While you are out hunting small game or deer, do you engauge your safty between possible shots?
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    Always. Not using the safety is a dangerous , foolish idea. Nothing I hunt is that important I cannot take the time to ID the animal & disengage the safety before shooting. Having the safety off is a ND waiting to happen. Branches, gloves ect could easily pull the trigger with possible fatal results.
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    Of course... no reason not too.
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    Yup, except on my break action under/over. It is single action that I have to manually cock the hammer back and the safety is really akward. I watch my muzzle real good and usually travel with the action open.
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    Bud White, Rocky, and Sixto have it right. (Great answer, Rocky.)

    Using the safety should be part of a person's safe gun handling practice. Just like keeping your finger off the trigger until you're on target, the safety should only be disengaged as you're making the decision to fire.
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    I simply cannot imagine walking though brush,over and under fences, or crawling in and out of treestands with the safety off and the chamber loaded.

    Talk about tempting fate....
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    Why would you not? :huh:

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    Back when I hunted the prairie I never even had a round chambered until I saw what I was hunting for. Safety is primary, getting game is secondary.
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    always on when walking/stalking.

    once i'm in a stand, on private property, however, the safety comes off. on public lands, on til i'm ready to pull the trigger.

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    Yes when bird hunting, no when deer hunting in a tree stand, then the bolt is open. Lowering the bolt is quieter than clicking off the safety.
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    I can't imagine a situation you wouldn't use the safety while hunting. I would classify having an open chamber as Andy states above as safe also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I simply cannot imagine walking though brush,over and under fences, or crawling in and out of treestands with the safety off and the chamber loaded.

    Talk about tempting fate....
    Yeah...agreed big time. The other issue I see is that it could be habit forming. In other words...what happens if you consistently hunt sans safety, but carry a handgun concealed...don't think it will start creeping on you...thing again.
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