Shooting accident

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by psymmonds, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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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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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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  4. rainmakerat92

    rainmakerat92 New Member

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    Ouch! Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Gone_South

    Gone_South New Member

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    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.
     
  6. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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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"
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. GaryGlock

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

    hoovco New Member

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

    psymmonds New Member

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    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
     
  12. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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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!.
     
  13. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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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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  14. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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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.
     
  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Happens to all of us sooner or later!:p
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the best lessons in life usually involve a little blood loss but no permanent damage. glad your ok!!
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Congrats man!!! A scope ring is a badge of hard earned experience!! Experience is good, it leads to wisdom.
     
  18. c3shooter

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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.
     
  19. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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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..
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.