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Posted: 4/19/2017 4:06:32 PM EDT
So this guy is shooting a rifle out in the middle of nowhere. He's shooting towards a tall hill. The hill behind his target was wide and tall. That wasn't the issue.
MS paint picture to help. Guy with rifle is on the far left. The orange line shows the path of bullets going down range.

1.He's got a dude video taping him ahead of the virtual firing line, which is the red line.
I point that out as one of the safety issues. He doesn't think that's a big deal. Camera dude isn't going to get shot at the angle he was standing at. He would have to point the rifle to 2:30 to shoot him.

2. There are also some other friends who are going to join him. They are coming out of vehicle parked to his far left because the camera dude has them on video. The vehicle and his two friends are ahead of the virtual firing line. He would have to turn the rifle to 9:30 to shoot them. So, he thinks they are safe because they are way off to his left.

3. His trigger finger is on the trigger while he was trying to fix a loading issue. Barrel was pointed down range, but I told him he should take his finger off when he's not ready to fire.
He said that he wasn't at a range and doesn't have to follow strict rules.  

Was I wrong to point out his flaws?

Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:10:37 PM EDT
I bet you showed him.  Good looking out op
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:10:43 PM EDT
It is perfectly safe to be forward of a shooter in many cases.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:11:42 PM EDT
No big deal in the real world.

Turn in your hall monitor sash.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:12:41 PM EDT
1 & 2: Not a concern IMO.

3: Valid. Violation of one of the 4 cardinal rules of firearms safety.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:13:20 PM EDT
Were you safe where you were at while he was filming the video? That's all that matters.

MYOB.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:13:21 PM EDT
Either keep comments to yourself or GTFO in a hurry if you don't feel comfortable.  

Pointing out some dudes incompetence around a bunch of his buddies is going to get you nowhere.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:13:34 PM EDT
You might be a bit uptight. 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:15:20 PM EDT
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1 & 2: Not a concern IMO.

3: Valid. Violation of one of the 4 cardinal rules of firearms safety.
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Agreed.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:15:45 PM EDT
Go be safe somewhere else.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:16:20 PM EDT
This is why youtube gun videos fucking suck. Either they are unsafe and a bad example, or because so many youtube viewers blow up the comment section with whatever their range safety rules are, the videos are five minutes of the gun tard clearing the gun, racking the slide, showing video of a clear chamber, showing an empty magwell, racking the slide, showing an empty chamber again, articulating why they keep their finger off the trigger, racking the slide again before they finally get to whatever their amateur point is they are trying to make. Which is usually wrong also, or it's a regurgitated opinion they read online.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:16:54 PM EDT
I verified the zero of my hunting rifle a while back. My buddy set up a target about 50 yards away and went and stood behind a tree while I shot the target. Perfectly safe.

If you would have walked up to us I would have told you to fuck off.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:18:28 PM EDT
Did you crack your nut when you submitted your comment, or when he replied?

Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:19:36 PM EDT
I agree with your safety concerns.  I would explain it to someone I knew.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:19:43 PM EDT
You could have accomplished the same thing by just MYOB, being as the guy disregarded you anyway lol.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:20:22 PM EDT
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You might be a bit uptight. 
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That's true. I even fix my gig line before I go out to shooting practice.  
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:21:35 PM EDT
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Did you crack your nut when you submitted your comment, or when he replied?

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Why yes, both times.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:22:34 PM EDT
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You could have accomplished the same thing by just MYOB, being as the guy disregarded you anyway lol.
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I guess. I was bored and thought it would be helpful for him to know.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:24:17 PM EDT
Did he offer you a beer in appreciation for your concern?  That's the real question.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:25:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:26:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:29:21 PM EDT
My rule when I shoot:
Stay behind the Guy with the  gun. Kinda follows the shooter's responsibility to keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
A dropped gun or failure of another safety rule can make a bad day.
Him placing his finger on the trigger when not ready to shoot is a link in a chain of events that could lead to tragedy.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:31:18 PM EDT
You did good. If someone gets hurt you have a clear conscious.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:31:35 PM EDT
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1 & 2: Not a concern IMO.

3: Valid. Violation of one of the 4 cardinal rules of firearms safety.
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Mostly this.  Although anyone retarded enough to engage in #3, yeah I probably wouldn't want anybody in front of the firing line when he's on the stick.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:31:46 PM EDT
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And then you thought it'd be helpful for all of us to know how helpful you are.
Have you received enough attention yet?
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Nope.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:39:24 PM EDT
He would obey those safety rules at my rifle club or he would be leaving.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:52:05 PM EDT
I stay behind or even with shooters because it's smart.

There is ZERO reason for me to be in front of someone else's gun, regardless of where they intend to be shooting.

Y'all motherfuckers are  brave crazy stupid.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:53:06 PM EDT
link?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:54:14 PM EDT
Guy filming isn't in direct line of Fire and both are aware of the risks, wouldn't correct him for that. 
But having his finger on the trigger is a No Go, you had every right to tell him to tighten up his shit about that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:57:11 PM EDT
How I picture OP:
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:58:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:02:43 PM EDT
#3 makes the guy sound like a tard.

However, getting into internet fights in the comment section of a youtube video is about the lowest form of humanity possible, everyone's a 'tard at that point. Should have noted that the guy is an idiot and gone on with your life.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:32:28 PM EDT
I have seen some of you guys shoot!  Being in front of the shooter may have been the safest place.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 9:20:43 PM EDT
Dude, you screwed up our video! I'm trying to edit all your whining out, but damn man MYOB next time.



























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