Take The Cleaning Rod Out of the Barrel

Take The Cleaning Rod Out of the Barrel

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    Take The Cleaning Rod Out of the Barrel

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    That is one lucky guy!
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    Hmm, wonder if he's selling the bi-pod?
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    Maybe it was just too much pressure for him...
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    He's not a very fart smeller.
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    Looks like an expensive & dangerous mistake to make!! I still cant see how someone can accidentally leave a cleaning rod in a barrel? Whenever I clean my guns, I put everything away afterwards and would immediately notice if the rod was not in it's place!! I must be doing something wrong!! Think I will stick with my technique just the same..

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    I am not sure exactly which demographic of the shooting community is responsible for this phenomenon, but it tends to be higher end bolt actions that are effected which makes me think it is veteran shooters and/or long range/competition shooters who are trying to extract the most accuracy from their guns by cleaning it between each string of shots.
    I would disagree with that statement from the article. A veteran shooter trying to extract more accuracy from a rifle would know that the proper way to clean a bolt action rifle is to remove the action and insert the cleaning rod from the action to the muzzle. It would be almost impossible to leave the cleaning rod inside the barrel doing that. I would suspect more someone who cleaned his rifle and used the barrel to store the cleaning rod and then forgot it was there when he got to the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    Hmm, wonder if he's selling the bi-pod?
    That appears to be the only thing salvageable, it’s surprising the shooter only sustained minor injuries he’s very lucky.
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    OMG!!!!

    That is definitely gun abuse!

    I am surprised no one was killed or more seriously injured!
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    Take The Cleaning Rod Out of the Barrel

    I must be doing something wrong or totally different, I just cannot begin to comprehend how you would not notice your cleaning rod hanging out of the end of the barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    That appears to be the only thing salvageable, it’s surprising the shooter only sustained minor injuries he’s very lucky.
    Yeah if I were him I would have bought a few lottery tickets on the way home to go cry in my pillow for three days
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    And here I thought the last time someone left a cleaning rod in their gun was about 1863......
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