The use of a rifle or a shotgun must be done according to the rules. We have to make sure that everything is in order and safe before firing.
I asked experienced gunsmith Michel Martel recently – who moved to 1950 Grande Côte, in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier – please draw up a list of recommendations to follow before picking up its caliber and during handling. Here is the gist of what he said:
1- Complete visual inspection of firearms to detect all potential breakages.
2-Thorough complete cleaning of the weapon, and this, every hunting season.
3- Checking the removable chokes to make sure they are tight and do not are not seized in the rust.
4- Inventory of ammunition and identification of the dates of purchase so as not to use old ammunition that is more than 10 years old.
5- Verification of telescope mount screws.
6- Verification of trigger guard attachment screws.
7-Lubrication of the removable chokes before and after each hunting trip.
8- Checking the carrying cases to avoid the risk of humidity and to leave a caliber in them too long.
9- Take note of problems that have arisen during the hunting season before making an appointment with a gunsmith, so that you do not forget anything and do not neglect anything.
10-When you return from hunting, be sure to thoroughly dry and lubricate your firearm.
11- Use only quality lubricant designed for firearms.
12-Checking the strap attachments as well as the strap itself.
13- Before storing of your weapon, release the detonation springs using a dummy or a release ball associated with the caliber of your weapon.
14- Check that your barrel is not obstructed .
15- Invest in a firearms rack in the form of a rack to avoid any risk of falling.
16- Store your weapons in a place safe and humidity controlled.
17- Have your guns repaired, maintained and adjusted several months before the hunt.
18- After your hunting trip, always remove the ammunition from your magazines.
19- Check the external condition of the ammunition. If you detect verdigris or scratches, do not use them.
20- Have regular shooting sessions. You will quickly become familiar with your firearm and you will feel more confident.
21- When purchasing your firearm, make sure of after-sales service, warranties and the availability of spare parts.
22- Invest in a quality scope and firearm suitable for the type of hunting you want to do.
23- Respect hunting territories as well as other enthusiasts who are nearby.
24- Respect hunting quotas in order to preserve the resource.
25- After your hunting parties, pick up your empty casings and leave your environment clean.
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Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128