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psymmonds 12-08-2012 08:55 PM

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So I went shooting with a friend. He brought his .223 and 30-06 rifles. I have shot .223 before (and also a .308 ) so it was an easy shoot. He then ask if I wanted to shoot his 30-06. Of course I said yes. So I sit down, look through the scope, take my shot. And bam, the scope nails me in the forehead. My mistake was that I misjudged the recoil and I sat to close to the scope. 4 hours and some stitches later we decide that was enough for the day and head home. Just thought I should share this so people can learn from my mistake.

Axxe55 12-08-2012 09:06 PM

there are probably many of us who have had the same experiance! it happens. it will happen again. hpoe you get to feeling better.

HOSSFLY 12-08-2012 09:15 PM

Got Vicodine :o

rainmakerat92 12-08-2012 09:15 PM

Ouch! Thanks for sharing.

Gone_South 12-08-2012 09:18 PM

Happens more than you would think. I have had it happen to me but luckily not as bad.

I will never try & shoot another turkey with a 30-06 again though.

psymmonds 12-08-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Gone_South
Happens more than you would think. I have had it happen to me but luckily not as bad.

I will never try & shoot another turkey with a 30-06 again though.

Hahaha yeah I asked the doctor who did my stitches and he said it happens all the time in this area (shreveport, Louisiana). His first reaction was "yup that looks like a scope hit you"

Axxe55 12-08-2012 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by psymmonds (Post 1044599)
Hahaha yeah I asked the doctor who did my stitches and he said it happens all the time in this area (shreveport, Louisiana). His first reaction was "yup that looks like a scope hit you"

see! your not the first one! you probably won't even be the last one either!:eek:

i have had a couple "bite" me over the years. not as bad as yours, but enough to leave a bump and bruise.

the harder the recoil, the longer the eye relief needed on the scope.

SSGN_Doc 12-08-2012 10:32 PM

Yep I've stitched and glued more than one brow with scope bites.

Superglue works great and could save you the ER visit. Just irrigate very well with clean water first.

Eye relief on the scope is important to be adjusted right to keep the head further back. Live and learn. Besides chicks dig scars.

GaryGlock 12-08-2012 10:37 PM

Ouch, +1 more reason for me to like iron sights. Ice and advill!

hoovco 12-08-2012 10:38 PM

Oh man, you got nailed good. That sucker looks deep. Hope you're feeling alright.


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