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#6687831 - 02/26/17 03:53 PM This almost ended in tragedy
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 992
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 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 2137
Loc: Denton County
That rifle is no good. They were very lucky.

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#6687865 - 02/26/17 04:34 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 10005
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.
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#6687873 - 02/26/17 04:45 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Corsicana
Wow! shocked
Glad it wasn't worse.
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#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: 23472
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!

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#6687901 - 02/26/17 05:23 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9648
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
WOW. Glad everyone is ok. Could have been much worse.

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#6687945 - 02/26/17 06:10 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
Old Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 3354
Loc: Lansing, TX
Boy O boy they got lucky that day. Hope she has no permanent damage.

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#6687946 - 02/26/17 06:10 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 683
Loc: Sand Storm Capital of TX
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#6687963 - 02/26/17 06:21 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: Cinch]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: Cinch
eek2
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#6687969 - 02/26/17 06:25 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5316
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Wow. Glad she was ok.

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#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
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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.

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#6687998 - 02/26/17 06:48 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
janie Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 17508
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.
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#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: Over yonder.....
Ouch! scared
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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: 18370
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Tragic end for that Weatherby. Hope she wasn't injured too badly.
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#6688141 - 02/26/17 08:40 PM Re: This almost ended in tragedy [Re: GPS]
Booner1 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1776
Loc: Terrell
scared
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