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Old June 24, 2011, 02:11 PM   #14
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I've been busted by accidentally letting a safety "click" off, before (rather than easing it down).

...But one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen, is the flashing created by a high-polish octagon barrel. As my little brother was stalking a herd of antelope, I watched from about 3/4 of a mile away. As that Browning 1885 moved around in his arms, the barrel (all 28 inches of it) caught the sun, and caused the most ridiculous strobe effect I have ever seen from a hunter. It looked like he was using a signal mirror.

Until I took his rifle, later that day, walked several hundred yards away, and intentionally "signaled" him with it; he didn't understand why he couldn't get close to the antelope.
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
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