My Mauser has the flag safety which can’t be used with the scope on. This isn’t a problem here in Australia because I only chamber a round when I’m about to shoot (buffalo, mostly) or else I chamber a round but keep the bolt open with my hand jammed firmly underneath. This is habit. Safety buttons make me uncomfortable (but I have used them at times on other kinds of rifles). My question is, is my way of doing things acceptable or unacceptable on a plains game hunt in RSA? Bad manners, perhaps? And, is a safety switch better to use on antelopes because of less noise (though lowering the bolt is quiet too). I do prefer to keep my rifle as is, but am contemplating whether installing a horizontal safety is the right thing to do.