Advertising by manufacturers
Not a tech post, I know, but here it is. Wondering what the people on here, especially the hunters think of some of the advertising out there. For one, I am DRASTICALLY opposed to the slogans such as "If it's brown, it's down!" and "Dropping ducks like rain" "Whack 'em and stack 'em" etc. I am a hunter first and foremost. I do feel however, that this type of advertising puts hunters in a VERY bad light. It gives fuel to the anti-hunters. "Those hunters are just out there to kill everything that moves! Just look at the slogans they all use for hunting!" I know not all hunters are like that, in fact, very few are. I know as hunters we can't cater to the desires of anti-hunters. I do think that we should at least keep them in mind, and not continually give them their own ammo in the fight against hunting. Now you know what I think, what do you think?
Advertising by manufacturers
Of course you know we're our worst enemy. We don't protest what we feel is bad for our sport, regardless of weapon used. I dread the public viewing of M16 type rifles being used for hunting. Okay, they will do the job, but people think we are out there with nothing but pure mayhem or destruction on our minds. Just pitched a magazine that had some 10 or 12 assault type rifles being highly proclaimed as hunting rifles.
So perhaps we need to get off our dead a__ and write to the makers of the equipment we use? I already wrote to the NRA of these assault rifles being put in magazines. Okay, use them, but let's don't go off the deep end.
Advertising can be overboard. Winchester did it with the Talon bullets some time back. So lethal, so devastating was this bullet taken that it was at the door of being proclaimed illegal for use. The problem; The public doesn't know how a bullet works. The Talon was proclaimed a core drilling instrument of destruction. Well, all bullets drill, spin. The jagged edges shown in advertisements just added to what was deemed pure destruction and the Medical Association put their two cents in and the Talon was "removed" from the market. "Removed" as in replaced by what looked a flower, a rose in full bloom. And it was then accepted. It was the same bullet, preformed the same, just as lethal and destructive, just made to look pretty.
Now, what the public didn't know, probably still doesn't, is that the .357 Magnum 125 gr hollow point was the most devastating bullet used for police work at the time. People didn't know this particular round had the highest one shot stop capability going. They didn't know it came out of the barrel at 1400 fps. They didn't know that is came apart inside the body, sending shrapnel outwards of the bullet path. So the person got shot in the stomach and jacket and lead material would end up in one's bladder or lungs.
And then the pubic didn't know the Talon was designed to stay intact.