I was talking to a chap last week and we were discussing various makes of rifle;
Sako, Sauer, Tikka etc....
He was saying that he would never consider buying one of these or any brand of rifle that you could not load with the safety catch engaged.
In all honesty it has never occurred to me to try and load my rifle with the safety on, whenever I load the rifle before stalking the muzzle is always pointed into the ground and as the round is chambered and the bolt goes down I apply the safety.
If I'm reloading after a shot then obviously the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction (as I would not have shot otherwise) and the safety is also applied if a quick follow up is not needed and I'm just covering the beast.
I was just curious as to who else loads with the safety on or if it is posssible in the rifle they use.
I should mention that my rifle is a Sako 75 action and when I unload I do it the saftey on.
All the best