- Sep 24, 2015
- Reaction score
- Member of
- SCI, DSC, NRA
- South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia
Maybe you should have shown him the video Toby made:
Here's a video I made of top loading and de-cocking the Blaser R8. These two operations seem to be difficult for some people who are new to the R8. Hopefully this will help.www.africahunting.com
Based on the direction used to unsafe/cock the R8, I think Borderers hypotheses is correct. The client most likely unknowingly had his finger on the trigger while struggling to arm the safety/cocking switch. Aka, the Negligent Discharge, especially considering the circumstances.
I’m sure that @One Day... could give us a dissertation on the mechanics involved with the R8 and potentially offer some other possibilities.
I completely agree. The hunter clearly was not comfortable with the safety mechanism and was pulling the trigger while trying to engage/disengage the safety.