Reply To: Is it a bad idea to pick up an airgun by the scope??

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Carrying a rifle in such a manner is considered a bit ‘gung ho’ ie: all a bit military (citing Vietnam) you may have seen soldiers doing at the cinema / films but I’m absolutey sure you never saw a real (not in films) military Sniper do such a thing.

>Your scope mounts were not designed for that (vertical hold) purpose.

>Your riflescope was not designed for that purpose (excluding some very crude articles from 30 years ago).

I believe one should carry the full weight of the rifle (let’s remember here: possibly ‘capable of harming others from ‘accidental discharge‘) in two hands, supported.

As Joe says above, it likely wont do your (hopefully) carefully set-up scope any good, but I’m adding that you are ceding safe rifle control / handling to a set of comparitively cheap mounts…

It also looks sloppy !  🙂