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Is it bad.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bachgris, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. bachgris

    bachgris TS Member

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    Is it damaging to the hinge to wear your gun over your shoulder (as the fashionable shooters do) or to set the end of the barrel down on a pad while waiting your turn? Seems like it can't be good. Or do I just worry too much like the old lady I am. Jeff G
     
  2. Scott Johnson

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    I do it all the time, the key is too not put pressure on the hinge. All you are doing is resting your arms from the weight of the gun. YMMV Scott
     
  3. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    When you say while waiting your turn, are you talking about while waiting on the line to shoot?
     
  4. Dave P

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    If you're serious about your question I would say that the biggest problem is salt from sweat on the rest of the receiver and nothing to do with the pin.
     
  5. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    You worry to much about nothing.


    Eric
     
  6. Oregunner

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    Just make sure that when you put it on your shoulder, the barrels are pointed forward. Mark
     
  7. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Steel is pretty tough stuff. Resting the gun over your shoulder and resting it on a pad between shots is near the bottom of the list of damaging things you can do to your gun.

    But like Oregunner said, keep the muzzle in front of you when you rest it on yoru shoulder.
     
  8. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    How again would carrying your gun on your shoulder be harmful to the gun?

    You worry wayyyyy too much.

    Just Say'n..........
     
  9. slayer

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    At the Grayling shoot last Saturday a club official[?] asked a friend of mine to not carry his gun over his shoulder. It was ok with me because the way he does it, barrel pointed backwards is not real safe. The breech is open but the barrel can come in contact with other guns and people. He was a little miffed because he saw other people doing the same thing. I carry mine that way but with the muzzle forward and pointed down. Bill
     
  10. Tugboat

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