2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
Buying a weapon is a serious matter, and a person must do it consciously, based on the true technical data and parameters. Modern hunting.
Modern hunting is an occupation that requires all-round training and knowledge from the hunter, and in very many areas, without which it is impossible to comprehend all the subtleties in different types of hunting. Today, hunting in most cases is associated with small arms hunting, one of the main means of hunting animals and poultry, which requires certain technical knowledge and comprehensive training from the hunter. Not only does any hunting weapon have a rather complex design, in inept hands it poses a certain danger both to the owner himself and to the people around him. This means that the training of hunters is a very serious matter and, of course, obligatory.
This is clearly seen from the practice of highly developed countries, where they have always gone not along the path of all kinds of prohibitions in this direction, but along the path of highly qualified training of owners of firearms, which is much more useful and safer for society, and also contributes to the development of hunting, shooting sports and, in general, the general intelligence of modern person. After all, small arms, as a product of technological progress and modern civilization, have their own history of development and their own ingenious and not so great creators and designers.
Despite the fact that hunters are peaceful and law-abiding people, we are still dealing with firearms, and it is our duty to make them as less dangerous for humans as possible. It should be noted right away that this is not a simple matter and that it is not enough to comply with basic safety rules, which should be performed by hunters automatically; the general level of technical training of the hunter also plays an important role. Raising this level is an integral part of the overall dynamics of the development of hunting culture and its effectiveness.
Without complete and fundamental knowledge of hunting weapons, a hunter will not even be able to make the right choice in purchasing it. Of course, today a lot of hunting periodicals are published, where various information about weapons is published, but still such information is not always objective, complete and true. Unfortunately, many articles carry negative information, confusing hunters. This topic, I think, should be supervised by experienced gunsmiths-practitioners, who, in turn, should be published in all hunting publications as often as possible, introducing them to the latest achievements of both the domestic arms industry and foreign ones, and often appear in hunting broadcasts on television, which are often a faceless show. For example, today Sauer carbines are praised, saying the warmest words about them.
Tomorrow it will be "Weatherby" or something else, and some new Russian, who absolutely does not know the topic properly, tells us how good his guns and carbines are, but all the information consists in exclamations of praise and waving this or that " trunk ". Wouldn't it be better to cite the technical data of the weapon, especially since they are by no means secret and, on the contrary, are advertised by firms. At the same time, it is necessary to avoid ordered articles of trade workers trying to sell their goods.
Buying a weapon is a serious matter, and a person must do it consciously, based on the true technical data and parameters. There are many models of hunting weapons in the world today, and a detailed publication of their technical characteristics would be a fascinating topic for most hunters. A hunter should know everything about a weapon: how it is invented, how it is made, how it is tested, how it is sold, etc. But with the obligatory condition of the highest professionalism and consistency in the presentation of information, as is done in many Western publications on the topic of hunting, and not the publication of individual random articles, mainly reflecting the opinion of a single author.
The technical data and characteristics of any weapon, like any other mechanism, always have specific parameters and, in the eyes of a true specialist, cannot be subjected to senseless public polemics arising only on the basis of a lack of specific knowledge. Of course, all hunters will never buy only one type or type of hunting weapon, since there are a great many types of hunting and types of weapons, and this process is also regulated by material wealth, but you need to know that there are quite cheap samples in the world., capable of producing excellent accuracy parameters and standing in the group of high-precision weapons, which, in turn, allows, by and large, to hunt on equal terms for both rich and low-income hunters.
Such firms include, for example, the Finnish "Tika". At the same time, it must be remembered that all firms have their own negative aspects in terms of the production of weapons, which they persistently keep silent about. Many of them significantly affect the technical characteristics of the weapon. For example, in the manufacture of barrels using any of the methods: forging, broaching, pushing the mandrel, etc. - the tools that form the rifled barrel bore bear titanic efforts during operation and, naturally, wear out, which leads to a loss of their original dimensions and to a deterioration in the characteristics of the battle, which no one mentions anywhere. Although, of course, any firm works within certain tolerances, but personally you can get a weapon with the worst result of the accuracy of the battle, although the rifled weapons have the dispersion of the accuracy of the battle in the limit of the kill places of the beast even at 200 m. For example, from the Austrian company Mannlicher ", Which has the highest accuracy criteria among mass-produced weapons, which will be only 2 cm per 100 m, accuracy can be 6 mm, and regardless of the caliber.
Of course, for the same money, the buyer has the right to choose his own weapon, which happens in all European hunting shops. It is also known that each of the manufacturing countries is trying to keep the best samples of hunting weapons, since the ecological well-being in the world of fauna, its preservation and growth largely depends on this, and the hunters themselves do a lot of work in their hunting grounds, including literate ones. shooting. And for him to be really competent, you need high-precision weapons and trained shooters, and not only practically, but also theoretically, although one cannot exist without the other. So we also need to introduce this practice.
Until we understand that hunting is a very responsible contact between humans and wildlife, and not an idle game, as many believe, we will not be able to put proper order in our hunting grounds. It is high time to reach a new level of relations and information, especially documentary and technical, which will be presented to us by gunsmiths experts, and not random people expressing their personal, completely amateurish opinion, or people who write custom-made articles, ready to praise anything, bringing hundreds various falsified evidence, thereby causing great harm to the development of hunting. For example, the topic of low survivability of barrels of weapons with "Magnum" ammunition is being discussed, which confuses our hunters, forcing them to avoid buying high-quality and high-precision weapons, although such reasoning is correct only from the point of view of theory, but in practice everything is different.
Indeed, the barrels of "Magnum" are subject to heavy loads during a shot, therefore, most of the leading companies in Europe, and America, make them from special steels, which is why such weapons are always more expensive. Often, the survivability of such barrels is much higher than the survivability of conventional ones, and ultimately it all depends on the manufacturer and, to a large extent, on the ammunition used, because they can be equipped with various bullets, gunpowder. For example, thick-walled bullets will always destroy the barrel faster. This type of bullet includes chiseled from a solid bar of copper, cast, etc., although they, as a rule, give a high accuracy of fire. Much depends on the powder used. It can be one-, two- and three-basic. The most "harmless" for the barrel bore is the first, but often our hunters do not even think about what the cartridges they acquire are charged with, and this is a very important factor in barrel survivability. So a person who uses ammunition illiterately can destroy his carbine much faster than a person who shoots a Magnum, but uses ammunition wisely. Moreover, it should be noted that the concept of "Magnum" today is very conditional, many ammunition that does not have such a name, according to its characteristics, it is quite possible to refer to "Magnums", especially the latest generation of ammunition.
It is best to be guided by the resource of the barrels of your weapon during its purchase, you should always be provided with the manufacturer's guarantees for the resource of the barrel of this weapon. As a rule, the service life of modern rifled barrels is very high and also fluctuates within fairly significant limits, depending on the barrel steels used and, to some extent, on the manufacturing technology. In ordinary weapons, this is, as a rule, for "Magnums", from 6000 to 16000 shots, for non-"magnums" from 7000 to 18000, but in some cases it can be vice versa. This applies to expensive small firms, where very expensive steels and barrel manufacturing technologies can be used. Of course, for very long-range and accurate weapons, the resource of the barrel is the most relevant topic, because every millimeter of bullet spread plays a role there, and this mainly concerns sports, of course, and not hunting, where other requirements are imposed on weapons, and the weapon itself is prohibitively more expensive … The resource of hunting weapons, which the main manufacturers guarantee to us, is quite enough for any hunter for his whole life, and there is no need to create far-fetched problems.
Ninety percent of weapons both in Russia and here in Belarus perish from the barbaric treatment of their owners, most often from illiteracy, which makes hunters buy them again and again, mainly abroad, which is also unprofitable for our countries. And this is the price of the illiteracy of our hunters and the greatest omission of information sources and the training system for hunters. The information presented in our hunting press and on television must be carefully analyzed and filtered, and this can again only be done by a specialist, of whom we have a minimum, so the presentation of irresponsible information to our hunters automatically prevents the growth of hunting culture, especially at this stage. when there is a reformation, reorganization and the general formation of our hunt, which is so necessary today.
Unfortunately, most of the high-ranking officials do not understand the importance of establishing a correct hunt in Russia. The process is proceeding, in my opinion, rather slowly, although, of course, Russia is ahead of Belarus in many respects, at least in supplying its hunters with everything they need, we have not even had gunpowder in our stores for several years now, all types of hunting have begun; nevertheless, the highest value in modern hunting is the literacy of the hunter in all directions, and this task can only be solved by the media, i.e. hunting newspapers, magazines and television channels.
Although we are already grateful to all hunting publications for their hard work. Therefore, this is not a criticism, but rather a wish to all hunting information sources. Of course, I do not make my remarks out of thin air and I hope that they are quite objective and timely. I have a huge hunting experience and experience, achieved high results in shooting competitions from all types of weapons, improved and designed many systems of small arms for hunting and sports, which, unfortunately, is absolutely not in demand in our country; I am friends with many Western gunsmiths and hunters, worked for many Western firms and not for money, but to really imagine what we, immigrants from the former USSR, are capable of. And I must note that we are capable of reaching and even surpassing the level reached by the Europeans in many respects. And this does not happen only because we have a very low organization of our society, i.e. the reason lies "above", in our laws, in our approaches, in our indifference, and most importantly, in the irresponsible approaches of high-ranking officials to minor, in their opinion, problems. Prohibitions and restrictions ultimately simply prohibit the dynamic development of many of our industries, culture, etc.
This directly applies to hunting. For many officials, weapons pose a global threat. That is why both our and your hunters, in comparison with European ones, have a number of restrictions in the sphere of the circulation of hunting weapons, ammunition, and most importantly, they do not have well-organized methodological access to mandatory documentary information in all areas on the topic of small arms. This is production, and repair, and sale, and shooting from it. The best way to avoid all of the above disadvantages is to take more seriously the publications in the already existing periodicals on the topic of hunting small arms, making this topic more objective and expanded, as the most significant in modern hunting.
Remember, the more a person knows about a weapon, the safer it is in his hands. To judge the quality and advantages of one or another type of hunting weapon is possible only by documentary accurate technical data of this weapon, and not from the words and disputes of "experienced" and publications of dubious authors.