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Hey, Toby here...35 year old been shooting since I was a kid. Haven't had any firearms for a few years now. I stopped and picked up a .22 rifle the other day, just because I missed having a gun :D

I've had lots of guns over the years and I'm getting back into them as well as starting my collection over. Not really a hunter, just like to shoot, a plinker I guess, shooting at paper is the most boring thing in the world to me.

Well, good to be here, I'm going to go post about my .22 rifle in the .22 section.

Oh, I did have an accident when I was 13 back in TX where I'm from. I was already an experienced shooter by then. I was shooting a Remington 1100 12ga w/ 2 3/4" #6 Winchester Magnums. My left hand somehow lost grip of the stock after firing a round, the barrel dropped to my left shin. Of course it happened so fast my finger was still on the trigger, the weight of the gun pulled the trigger once more. That was point blank at the interior of my shin. The shot removed my shin to the bone, along with the muscle that raises your foot. Luckily the majority of the shot exited above and outside my ankle. Approx. 50 of the #6 shot was forced into my foot/ankle area, where it still resides. A new muscle from my back with some blood supply attached, some skin from my hip, and I'm near good as new. I can walk, run, etc...can't realy tell except for the obvious large scars. Kinda icky but I thought I'd share, probably not too many folks on here that's been shot...I hope.
 

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New member with battle wounds and all? Sweet! I went the opposite route as you. Moved from Ks to TX and DIDN'T shoot myself :)
 

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Welcome from Venezuela

Welcome and glad to have you around! :D
 

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Welcome to the Forum - And good to hear that you are all healed up - Man, that must have been a bit of an exciting moment I would bet...

JD
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. I was back shooting before I was even fully healed up, which of course took a while. Goes to show you, no matter how careful, experienced, or skilled we are there's always a chance of something freaky happening. I still to this day try to figure out exactly what happened, still not that clear. I did switch to an 870 Express though from the 1100, lol ;)
 

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Welcome. Glad to see you're getting back into the shooting sports!
.22s are the most fun for the buck you can have IMO.
 

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Good to see a fellow Kansan on the site! Have a buddy that still lives in the area that blew a toe off while pheasant hunting back in the seventies - it happens. My father-in-law carries shot in him also, as one of his hunting buddies tag him too!! Glad to hear you are OK.
 

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Welcome
Lots of good fols here
 

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Toby, glad to have you here.

You weren't hunting with Dick Cheney by chance were you?
 
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