In another thread, one in which a fellow was presenting the results of a recent stalk for stags in Scotland, I asked what the rifle used was, what the cartridge used was, and what the range at which the animal was shot was.
The first part of the response was "Really, Paul?"
Followed by not a sentence, but a list of answers my questions.
I responded with a question inquiring whether my questions were considered gauche at The Stalking Directory? I got no response to the query, so I thought I'd be even less 'retiring' and come right out and start a thread to get an answer.
Now Stateside, (and I know that means to some of you that I am therefore little less than a crass, uncouth, boor), one generally doesn't have to ask those questions. It is common that the hunter, when relating his story, includes the rifle, chambering, bullet and range in his narrative. If that's considered 'crass and boorish' here at TSD, I'd like someone to tell me. I'm seriously interested in ballistics. Also, I consider the tool used to be an important part of "The Story".
I find it ironic in this case that the animal taken was retrieved using what we in Alaska call a "four-wheeler", and what others in the US call "ATVs" (All-terrain Vehicle). THAT is considered extremely "crass" in much of the US and is even illegal in some places.
Anyway, being a 'foreigner' here, I'm just trying to find out some of the unwritten rules of etiquette that are generally observed here at TSD so I can avoid embarrrassing myself any more that I usually do.