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#6687831 - 02/26/17 03:53 PM This almost ended in tragedy
GPS Offline

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 968
Loc: Flower Mound
This almost ended in tragedy. Earlier today I was at the rifle range and a young couple was 2 tables down from me doing what look like taking turns shooting an AR. After a time or 2 they switched over to a deer rifle. The young women shoulder the rifle and squeezed off round. It took me a few seconds to realize something had gone wrong, horribly wrong. She jumped up and moved away from the table holding her hand and when she turned back I could see blood on her cheek. Several of us went to check on her and the young man she was with took her to away. While they were gone I went over to look at the rifle and like most accidents, this could have been avoided completely. I don't know who, she did or he did but one of them loaded the wrong caliber ammunition in the rifle and when she pulled the trigger, the rifle exploded in her hands and her face. It is a blessing this didn't kill her or blind her. A simple check to verify the right ammo was going into the right gun and this doesn't happen. The rifle was a .270 and there was a box of .308 on the table.


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#6687857 - 02/26/17 04:24 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
Dalee7892 Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1520
Loc: Denton County
That rifle is no good. They were very lucky.

#6687865 - 02/26/17 04:34 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
Creekrunner Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8440
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Very close call. I deliberately double check myself several times that I'm packing and loading the correct cartridge. Lucky young lady.
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#6687873 - 02/26/17 04:45 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 21611
Loc: Corsicana
Wow! shocked
Glad it wasn't worse.
Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.

#6687879 - 02/26/17 05:01 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 22993
Loc: M.I.A.
That is why I only have one box of ammo on the bench at a time!! If I switch guns I remove the gun AND ammo from the bench before grabbing another gun.

So easy to prevent stuff like this!

#6687901 - 02/26/17 05:23 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
dlrz71 Online   content
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9187
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
WOW. Glad everyone is ok. Could have been much worse.

#6687945 - 02/26/17 06:10 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
Old Rabbit Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 2674
Loc: Lansing, TX
Boy O boy they got lucky that day. Hope she has no permanent damage.

#6687946 - 02/26/17 06:10 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 536
Loc: Lubbock

#6687963 - 02/26/17 06:21 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: Cinch]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Originally Posted By: Cinch
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman_________

#6687969 - 02/26/17 06:25 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4261
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Wow. Glad she was ok.

#6687975 - 02/26/17 06:29 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: bigjoe8565]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 9564
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Wow. Glad she was ok.
Seems they were lucky this time. Hope it serves as a reminder to us all to be careful and double check next time we are at the range or hunting.

#6687998 - 02/26/17 06:48 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16568
Loc: Collin County TX
You can't be to careful. Prime example and truly hope she's okay. We were at our lease and I had 9mm 40 and 380. Triple checked each and every time.
He is your friend defender your dog. Be worthy of such devotion

#6688013 - 02/26/17 06:58 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Ouch! scared
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

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#6688124 - 02/26/17 08:29 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 16468
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Tragic end for that Weatherby. Hope she wasn't injured too badly.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#6688141 - 02/26/17 08:40 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 09/16/12
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Loc: Terrell
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