Hi, There is something I have wondered about for quite a while: A lot of hunters in Africa seem to be carrying their rifle across the shoulder, held by the barrel. Now, I don't doubt that is quite impressive to look at, but what is wrong with a good rifle sling? Is there a special reason for this, or is it more a tradition? Also, doesn't carrying a rifle muzzle forward increase the risk of inadvertently pointing it at someone? I would be very interested to hear the opinion of the experienced Africa hands on this.