Originally Posted by Gojubrian
I would try to help folks at the range, but I would not demean what they have.
Originally Posted by BigO01
Txhillbilly since you're a self appointed expert on all things that go bang , did you even bother to check the guy with the Aks scope to see if the thing was even tightened down and staying in place prior to insulting him and his choice of equipment ?
I've seen more than a few guys with scopes worth more than their house payments that couldn't hit the side of a barn at 50 yards because in their excitement and rush to try out the newest toy they made a simple mistake like not tightening down the screws and or locking them down with a dab of locktite , I think I even made it a time or two myself .
Not everyone has a large budget to spend or the luck to always be given good advice when getting into new things especialy guns , it doesn't take much time "IN the game" to soon see many many people are in the business of selling guns and related equipment purely to make money with no real knowledge or care for what kinda BS they tell folks just to sell them stuff and plenty of folks will have to live and learn . A few simple minutes spent trying to be as help in a way so as to educate and not insult those of less knowledge would go along way to helping the sports image .
Well,Let me set things straight.
Big001,I'm no expert in firearms,but have been hunting/shooting guns for around 40yrs. I do alot of shooting,and I would say,I shoot pretty good.
I can/do shoot here at my house,but sometimes choose to go to the local range and meet friends that don't live near me.
The range officer knows me,and asked if I'd try to help this guy. Now I'm a big longhaired country boy,and this fella was a 20ish black man that might not have liked being helped by a "Redneck". I don't know!
I went through all of the basics with him making sure everything was good and tight. It was. That's when I suggested to him about going to the 50yrd range to get his weapon on paper.He just had a bad scope,and I told him that the scope was probably bad.He stated that it was a high dollar scope,and I informed him that it was a lower priced scope and sometimes you get a bad one. (I have had a few bad scopes over the years)
I don't think that I demeaned his equipment at all,I never said he had Cheap stuff-I did state that here though,my bad. He was upset that he spent money for boresighting his scope,and then couldn't get it sighted in and then tried to take some frustration out on me because I tried to help and was there. He did have a nice AK47,and I told him that.
I guess if you leave out all the little details,they can get taken the wrong way.I'm sorry for that.
P.S. Thanks for having my back guys,but no harm was taken by myself. THB