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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.
 

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

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Ouch! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Gone_South said:
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"
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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GaryGlock said:
Ouch, +1 more reason for me to like iron sights. Ice and advill!
I was thinking the same thing. I like iron sights better anyway. Not a big fan of scopes. Now I have one more reason lol. Not going to keep me from firing other people's rifles with scopes though. Just be a bit more cautious next time
 

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But is the scope alright ? :( .

Seriously though thanks for posting. I didn't realize that this could cause such an injury, a serious bruise yeah but that must have been hard!.
 

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Scope Eye

Dude, it is so common it is referred to as, and I'm surprised nobody already chimed in, "scope eye." I worked on a range for years. It is SO common. Pretty much had a case every very busy weekend. Even got a little case myself as a youngin' -- still a little visible reminder thru eyebrow if one looks carefully.

ASK PLASTIC SURGEON TO LOOK AT IT TO MINIMIZE SCAR!? You don't need it obvious for life...
 

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We had a paramedic get caught in the eye with a scope. Not as bad as yours, but she had a heluva shiner. And it took her a while to live that down. She was a good sport.
 

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Happens to all of us sooner or later!:p
 

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the best lessons in life usually involve a little blood loss but no permanent damage. glad your ok!!
 

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Congrats man!!! A scope ring is a badge of hard earned experience!! Experience is good, it leads to wisdom.
 

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Bag of frozen green peas will be your best friend for a day or two. When they start to thaw, toss the (unopened) bag back in the freezer. Conforms well to shape of face.

Don't ask how I know that.
 

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OUCH :eek:, been there done that,not as deeply though.. **Note to self... next time shooting others scoped rifles check for proper eye relief,before trigger pull..
 

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I do have to point out though, I'm glad it's a superficial dumdum wound and not something more drastic, like a full on perforation.

Live, learn, and laugh.
 
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