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    Rifle/scope mounted cameras

    Technology with its ever more accessible price make interesting new options more affordable all the time. For instance, we now, quite regularly, see videos and/or video stills taken with relatively inexpensive cameras mounted on rifles or rifle-scopes.

    Should we be concerned about the safety aspects of recording images with a device attached to a firearm?

    Should this practice be discouraged?

    What do we feel about such practice here?

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    Absolutely fine for capturing an image of what you shoot/ intend to shoot.

    Nothing, but nothing, but nothing excuses anyone at any time from golden rule #2 - never allow your firearm to point at anything you are not prepared to destroy.
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    http://www.chasseurdefrance.com/Actu...les-armes.html

    That's quite a decisive... Non!.... from one major European Hunting Federation.

    Are any other Federations of the same mind?

    Personally, I take the point that filming a shot that's already been deemed "on" (and nothing but that shot) might be fair enough.

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    cant see anything wrong with it just got a hd bullet cam for my rifle looks great and has great quality footage, atb wayne

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    went to croatia last year on the piggies had a small digital camera mounted to the top of my 30-06 so i turned it on at the start of the drive and along came mr piggy and boom the camera exploded into every separate component it was made of
    all i got on the dam thing was a pig running towards me

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    Tamus,

    Nothing different than people putting lamps on their rifles to shoot at night.

    What's to stop them panning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smullery View Post
    Tamus,

    Nothing different than people putting lamps on their rifles to shoot at night.

    What's to stop them panning?

    Stan
    Exactly...

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    Tamus,

    So why not question the use of telescopic sights on rifles? What's to stop users scanning with them rather than using bino's.

    Can't see this "different" safety issue that you are alluding to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smullery View Post
    Tamus,

    So why not question the use of telescopic sights on rifles? What's to stop users scanning with them rather than using bino's.

    Can't see this "different" safety issue that you are alluding to.

    Stan
    Well, apparently some people do use their high magnification aiming devices (rifle scopes) for tasks that they should be using hand held binoculars or spotting scopes for instead. However, at the end of the day an aiming device is just that and you won't tend to "pan" much with your gun's sights, if you are a sensible safety conscious shooter.

    As far as I know, we do not have hand held aiming devices that we can use independently from our rifles (unattached they just wouldn't work, would they?) but we do have hand held cameras and lamps for use independently of our rifles.

    The problem being that: video cameras and/or lamps do tend to invite you to "pan" them.... (that's actually how we usually use those things, isn't it?).

    ps. I do have lamping gear, but not attached to my rifle... I find the idea of rifle mounted lamps not to my liking either.

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