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    Recoil - Scope to the Eye

    It looks real to me. Had to hurt.

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    Looks like Nimrod didn't have the butt of the gun firmly against his shoulder. Completely preventable owie.
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    That'll leave a mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Looks like Nimrod didn't have the butt of the gun firmly against his shoulder. Completely preventable owie.
    Yep... happened to me as a kid. Never again, it hurts! Learn how to shoulder a long gun.
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    That's what happens when you don't know what your doing.

    First obvious clue of wrong is how the heel of the gun is resting on his bicep (!).
    Also the angle of his neck to gain a cheek weld was all jacked up.
    Facial stitches hurt.

    Here's another really awful one.

    Girl Hit in the Eye by Rifle Scope [Shooting a scoped shotgun]
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    Why nobody watching including the 'instructor' off camera didn't teach her how to properly shoulder the gun prior to giving it to her loaded is beyond me.
    As well why is she in that stupid stance. also why did that guy go stand behind her like that as she was about to fire.

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    Every deer season, you see folks walking around here with a new eyebrow.

    It's a wicked learning curve...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    That's what happens when you don't know what your doing.

    First obvious clue of wrong is how the heel of the gun is resting on his bicep (!).
    Also the angle of his neck to gain a cheek weld was all jacked up.
    Facial stitches hurt.

    Here's another really awful one.

    Girl Hit in the Eye by Rifle Scope [Shooting a scoped shotgun]
    YouTube - Girl Hit in the Eye by Rifle Scope

    Why nobody watching including the 'instructor' off camera didn't teach her how to properly shoulder the gun prior to giving it to her loaded is beyond me.
    As well why is she in that stupid stance. also why did that guy go stand behind her like that as she was about to fire.

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    I think the guy was supposed to use his hands for hearing protection,doesn't look like they were prepared to shoot safely from the git go
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    I think the video missed the part where the shooter said, "hold my beer - watch this!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    That'll leave a mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Mine did! A few years ago I got in a hurry....got a scar to prove it.
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    The first time I shot my 7mm Rem Mag from a bipod, I had it snugged to my shoulder but both hands on the butt stock with the light barrel supported just on the bi-pod (I shoot my .308 this way).

    Well when I fired the barrel came up and the scope cut me above my eye.
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    So the easiest way to see if somebody is CCWing is to look for a scar by eyelid?

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    It happened to me and I'm no nimrod. Tried to help a friend sight in his .338 Win. mag. years ago. I was not familiar with his particular rifle and eye relief he had set up for him with his scope. Well I very quickly got close and personal with his rifle, knocked the I'm gonna help you out attitude outta my right eye brow! Yes I was also shooting my own .300 and .338 at the time. His didn't fit me right... Should have known better. I was reminded..
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    Yup, I've gotten the ol' scope kiss before too. Before my first season of deer hunting I was sighting in at the range--ended up focusing on everything except pulling the rifle tight to my shoulder. Embarrassing! It's kind of the ultimate "I should've had a V-8" moment.

    They say experience is the best teacher, but tuition is cheaper if you learn from other people's mistakes.

    So, the for this thread to be instructive and helpful--rather than say what a complete "nimrod" someone must be to have this happen, it might be better to focus on the fact that it can and does happen and let this be a reminder to be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorPack View Post
    Yup, I've gotten the ol' scope kiss before too. Before my first season of deer hunting I was sighting in at the range--ended up focusing on everything except pulling the rifle tight to my shoulder. Embarrassing! It's kind of the ultimate "I should've had a V-8" moment.

    They say experience is the best teacher, but tuition is cheaper if you learn from other people's mistakes.

    So, the for this thread to be instructive and helpful--rather than say what a complete "nimrod" someone must be to have this happen, it might be better to focus on the fact that it can and does happen and let this be a reminder to be careful.

    P.S. Have a first-aid kit in your car/truck/hoopdee. You'll be glad you did.

    Great point about the first-aid kit. I'd be lying if I said this scar on my eyebrow wasn't from my 300 win mag shooting from the bi-pod. We had to drive about 30 minutes before we got to a supermarket and could get some butterfly bandages.

    Having some of those or some super glue or something on-hand would definitely have been a plus.
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    Not trying to hijack your thread, but thought you might like this also. Apparently, there's not much need or practice with an elephant gun in the middle east...
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