Ya I’m like you and lean towards better to have and not need, than the other way around. I seen a trigger in the Px I was interested in. It was a no safety version and that is what got me to thinking about this. The few matches I’ve been to I’ve never need/used the safety. It was always bolt back type of deal.Not sure on the official rules but all the matches I have shot this year started with "bolt back, mag in and safety on" including the Pigg River PRS match a couple weeks ago. Some were "bolt closed on empty chamber, mag in and safety on"It's a smart move to have a safety on your rifle. Would suck to go to a match and not be able to shoot.
No not really looking at it for a “gaming” purpose. There is a trigger on the px with no safety that was priced right and the matches I’ve been to have never been bolt back, safety on. Been to a handful of matches last few years and have never used a safety. Don’t close the bolt till your ready to shoot type of deal.Gamers be needin' that extra 2 millisecond advantage on the clock
to not flick the thumb
That's what I was thinking. The safety on my match rifle and the safety on my O/U shotgun both have never been put back on after the first time I took it off. Well, I did have to put it back on for my O/U once because the first time I took it off I selected the wrong barrel to shoot first. My cousin put the safety on my rifle once when I took him out shooting with me, but that's it I suppose.People actually engage safety on/off at matches?