Pretty good subject. I too have had more than my share of making that call. The current answer, if found, is a Stage DQ. I am okay with that, but why does it continue?
I have never had to Match DQ a shooter because of breaking 170 with a loaded gun. Just a few Stage DQ's with an unloaded shotgun and breaking the 170.
SO, why are there so many with the cocked rifle at the loading table?
Maybe we need to look at the reason(s) for it occurring . Like - Who is it that does it?...Are they repeat offenders?....Are they new shooters lacking training?......Are they good shooters with a bad day? ...........Are they older shooters with a bad day?.....Are they new shooters with a bad day?......Are we as allowing new unprepared shooters in easily, just to get them into the game?..............Maybe too much chatting at the loading tables?...... Outside conditions impacting the attention of the shooters?
Can we set signs up at the loading tables such as a check list?
How can we better help all shooters to monitor themselves and their equipment, and be aware of themselves and those around them?
Practical gun safety training for many starts where?
Just a few more questions heaped on the pile.