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Shooting Accident

Postby gtk » Tue May 27, 2008 10:12 am

I saw the aftermath of a gun accident on Memorial Day. My brother and I were on the way to town, and his pager went off (volunteer emt/fireman) so we stopped by the firestation. Seems a guy shot himself with his muzzleloader (using it for something it was not intended to to).. It was not a pretty sight.. They called the air wing in, and 6-7 minutes later it was landing and they were loading him up..

I wish I could find out what his status but it wasn't in the local paper..
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby jbullard1 » Tue May 27, 2008 12:49 pm

I always hate to hear of a shooting accident
What was he doing??
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby gtk » Tue May 27, 2008 12:55 pm

I thought I understood him to say he was in his attic, using the muzzleloader to move a board :?: maybe he stored the muzzleloader in the attic and just picked it up because it was lying close by..
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby jbullard1 » Tue May 27, 2008 1:04 pm

So even though season has been closed for 4 months it was still loaded and capped or primed or 209'd :shock:
Maybe he will be OK and learn from this
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby gtk » Tue May 27, 2008 1:07 pm

thats what I was thinking.. but then again, i've heard of people picking their muzzleloaders up to sight in for this season, only to realize they never unloaded from last season.. if it was stored in the attic, i'm sure that environment kept the powder plenty dry !
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby WGbuckfever » Tue May 27, 2008 2:16 pm

Man thats not good at all. If they had to bring Wings in, it must have been bad. I hope he is ok.
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby jbullard1 » Tue May 27, 2008 2:26 pm

You may think I'm crazy (matter of opinion) but a few weeks ago I was shooting my 12 guage flintlock and was having problems with the flint sparking and making the gun shoot so I dumped the powder from the pan, wiped it out then removed the flint and put a new one in and just to see if it sparked I backed the hammer and pulled the trigger :shock: :bash: :oops: BOOM it shot with no priming powder in the pan. Just glad it was pointed in a safe direction
I have tried it since then and about 1 in 20 times it will shoot with no prime powder
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby Southernbowhunter » Wed May 28, 2008 5:25 am

:shock: Wow, It just goes to show that you always have to treat guns like they are loaded and ready to fire.
Get'em close and double-lung'em!!!
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby gtk » Wed May 28, 2008 8:48 am

Southernbowhunter wrote: It just goes to show that you always have to treat guns like they are loaded and ready to fire.


can't stress that enough ! guns don't allow you to "mess-up one time"
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Re: Shooting Accident

Postby screenshot » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:15 am

Southernbowhunter wrote::shock: Wow, It just goes to show that you always have to treat guns like they are loaded and ready to fire.

that is the truth
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