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Has anyone here ever been "scoped" by another hunter?

What did you do? What should one do?

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Well, its never comfortable, thats for sure. My first action generally involves finding cover... QUICK. The number of hunters that shoot fellow hunters on accident is alarming... (I hate to say it, but MOST of them our out of state hunters, at least thats the case here in Montana)

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Well, after my post about the guy getting shot in the butt and the Wisconsin shootings, I've been wearing a lot of orange this year. I used to just wear a reversable hat, but I've been going with a vest now. Makes me feel safer.

I was only scoped once, and I yelled and then waved my hat. They saw me and returned the gesture, I went the other way. I maybe should have found cover, but at the time I didn't want to move suddenly in case they were actually dumb enough to think I was a deer.

Man, people who use their scopes to ID something are just ignorant! Carry some binos, will ya!? And anyone who scopes a person on purpose...well, you can imagine what I was about to say there lol

Edited to throw one last thing in there...I would love to see the guys face if someone told him who Mel was, after the guy scoped him! lol...
 

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SHOUT and YELL if I am in hearing range. It has happend 2 times in the woods and once at a public shooting range.

I did exactly that shout and yell to let the fella know what he was looking at. Second time I did that in the woods I steped behind a 3' oak tree. Each time I got the HEEL out of there, too many crazies out there to try and go over and ask what his problem is.

While at the shooting range a couple fo years ago I, along with 4-6 others were at the berm checking targets and putting up new ones when we heard a bunch of shouting comming from the covered benches 100 yds away. What happend was some ass pulled out his rifle and made a comment that he could take us all out before we could find cover (I don't have a problem with joking around, as long as the rifle was not touched) but then he pulled his rifle and flipped the safty off, that is when the shouting started. Two of the other fellas (turned out the be off duty cops) that stayed with the rifles pulled on him and started shouting for us to get cover. (have you heard the new UPS slogan "what can brown do for you" that is about what my boxers looked like) it is not a welcome sound to hear at the wrong end of the range. Anyway the ass with the rifle very quickly put it down and was told to leave ASAP (while under gun point)! One of the guys turned in his tag number to the D.N.R. but I doubt that anything ever came of it.
 

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YIKES!! :shock:

Not a good thing... I'm glad there we a couple of joes that stayed back by the rifles.

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The range I go to, if you need to go downrange a rangemaster comes over, stops everything in your lane group and watches and waits with his sidearm as everyone unloads thier weapons (which he checks) and then everyone steps behind a line 5 meters behind the benches. Then you can go downrange.

Glad the punk at the range didnt get a chance to go crazy on ya!
 

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From what I understand his rifle was unloaded (you know.........just going to take a few practice shots) BUT still that is something that you just don't do. That will get a man killed!!

There is only one private range around here and the waiting list is a mile long!! (and I am on it) All of the ranges around here are just open public ranges (3 that I can think of), not supervised.
 

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What happend was some ass pulled out his rifle and made a comment that he could take us all out before we could find cover (I don't have a problem with joking around, as long as the rifle was not touched) but then he pulled his rifle and flipped the safty off, that is when the shouting started.
Sounds like assault to me--and if not in the legal sense, he definitely deserved a bit of it.

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While playing Airsoft on a private acreage (Spelling?), a .22LR round cracked over my head. Now, considering I'm pulling a recce patrol of the enemy base, I know that they're not trying to take me out with a .22. No, it turns out to be dicksh*t, the twelve year old five hundred meters away.

Apparently his hearing is bad, since not only did I thoroughly curse him out in English, I switched to Serbian, Russian, Chechen, and threw in some Vietnamese for good measure. He probably thought I was crazy, but being shot at is not a fun thing.

According to him, my Russian fatigues and AK-47 looked like a "rabbit." I'm guessing he was snapshooting at some movement, which is another important lesson: Always ID your target. It's called Fratricide in the Military, Homicide in civilian life.
 

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Apparently his hearing is bad, since not only did I thoroughly curse him out in English, I switched to Serbian, Russian, Chechen, and threw in some Vietnamese for good measure.
I've been considering studying either Mandarin or Vietnamese as many a LE agency in California (in the metro areas) give nice raises for people who can speak those languages (along with Spanish, but that's a given): is Vietnamese terribly difficult to learn if you have no exposure to any of the South East languages?

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Cursing like a demented grandmother being raped with a frying pan in Vietnamese is not difficult.

Learning a proper accent, and maintaining proper syntax is very difficult as Vietnamese is "Sing-Song." My voice does not allow me to raise and lower it that quickly on particular words, but you're still understandable regardless.

If you attempt to learn Vietnamese, I wish you the best. I cannot read Vietnamese, I have difficulty speaking Vietnamese, and I have little exposure to Vietnamese. Should you wish to learn it, I would recommend a "Total Immersion" program, beginning with Phraseology and moving onto individual words and the like later.
 

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...Oh Man...If I ever see anyone in the bushes yelling in european or asian languages and wearing com-block looking gear with a Kalashnikov...I am very sorry if I shoot. Especially if I have been hitting the bottle or have been watching Red Dawn lately.

Kidding, but yeah, thats no laughing matter. Kids who take the short bus to school and rifles are not something we want unsupervised. Someone needs to take responsibility for that one, and I'm happy no one got hurt.
 

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They're not Com-Bloc, it's proper Russian gear. Check the RCG link in my sig. :wink:

Best thing to do:
1) Cover
2) Identify
3) Cover

Cover twice. Safer that way.
 

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yeah, I see now its present day Russian.

If I saw you in full kit I would still quesiton my sanity lol.

Cool stuff though.
 

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If we were airsofting and you saw me in full kit you'd be a lucky man indeed. You'd KNOW what "killed" you, which is rare for my opponents unless I want to "Stab" them with the rubber knives. That's always fun, going close-quarters - literally!

Not many enty team guys are ready to have someone - rather than reload their SMG - charge them with a knife. Once I had to chase someone down and "Kill" him because he freaked out and ran directly out the door. It was pretty funny.

Unfortunately, sniping isn't all it could be in airsoft. Your usual 500FPS restriction prevents the .20g from going all that far, even from such an excellent piece as a custom-made Dragunov or a CA M-24SWS. The maximum range I have ever achieved with any kind of accuracy is about 50 meters.
 

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Sounds like a fun game, no real airsofters around here although I used to have a model of a Sig P226.

For the price though, gah! I thought about it and just started buying real guns.
 

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AK said:
If we were airsofting and you saw me in full kit you'd be a lucky man indeed. You'd KNOW what "killed" you, which is rare for my opponents unless I want to "Stab" them with the rubber knives. That's always fun, going close-quarters - literally!
Where do you partake in such fantastic death, and are you a member of any forums where one might be able to locate others in their area? I want to be stabbed with a rubber knife by special forces members!

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Check the local directory, Scatch...there may be an airsoft league near you. Dunno about the weapons rules in Cali though. Its basically paintball with very realistic weapons. Knife and hand to had adds new depth to the game...as long as I'm not taking on Jeff_850 lol. Unfortunately, don't expect special forces to be there :(
 

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Knife and hand to had adds new depth to the game...as long as I'm not taking on Jeff_850 lol.
For situations in which H2H combat might arise with Jeff_850, there is always this...


It only holds three 20 gauge rounds, so place those shots. :)

Are airsoft guns any more accurate than paintball guns? I hated paintball because it seemed 'spray and 'pray' was the reign of the day: accuracy was never much involved at all. In re: to special forces, I was referring to AK's ability to sneak up on people... I think I woulda ran, too, haha.

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