A few days ago there was a post regarding the sauer safety position, i stated that once you have got used to it it is in the perfect position just lift your finger and you are ready to shoot.Yesterday Robin and i went out to look for a couple of fallow prickets to butcher for our landowners, we went to a permission where robin normally stalks and i wait in ambush,this time we decided to swap places and i was to stalk, i waited until robin was i position and then started stalking the wood, very slowly i made my way along a track watching the wind direction and glassing every hundred yards or so.
I heard the report of a rifle and Robin came on the radio and said one down so it was all up to me now, on reaching the top of the wood i turned to the left where the track was a little less defined and covered in dry leaves so progress was very slow, i eventually reached a larger track which was now going down hill and i had the wind in my face, so i stopped and glassed the woods in front of me and saw a group of fallow walking towards me
I set up the sticks and watched each animal as it came closer, at first i could only see does but then i saw a nice pricket, the group kept walking towards me so i had no chance of a heart/lung shot, the does kept coming and the lead animal was within twenty feet of me so i placed the cross hairs between the eye of the pricket and squeezed the trigger, nothing happened, yes you guessed it, the safety was still on, the lead doe now within ten feet of me gave out a loud bark and the group took off, what a dick head, robin came on the radio to say at least 30 animals passed his seat flat out with no chance of stopping them.
I still think the safety release is in the perfect position as long as you remember to use it.
We a going out tomorrow to do it all again,