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#3017458 - 11/05/12 05:50 PM Range incident today
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At lunch I went to an indoor range with my boss who was tweaking the scope on his .50 muzzleloader....a savage that shoots smokeless. For some reason he was using a brass jig screwed into his rod to push the saboted balls down. About five shots in, he comes up with a bloodied nose....scope nose. It seemed a little odd. We pull the target backand his ball impacted side ways 10" off to the left. The same distance to the right looked to be a 5" vertical knife cut. No explanation for this as far as I can tell.

He pulled his ramrod up and the jig was gone. Had broke off in the barrel and went out with the shot. Could have been a real bad day.

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#3017544 - 11/05/12 06:35 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: pass-thru]
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Glad he wasn't hurt too badly.
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#3017552 - 11/05/12 06:39 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: pass-thru]
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Make sure the barrel is not bulged. I am not sure why he was using patched saboted balls in the Savage but he needs to run a saboted bullet down the bore to check for a bulged barrel. If the saboted bullet goes all the way down with even resistance he is good.IF there is a loose spot just past the rear sight the barrel has been bulged. Typically the saboted bullet will "freefall" for about 2 inches and then tighten back up.
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#3017610 - 11/05/12 07:08 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: Tar12]
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it was a saboted bullet, my bad for saying "ball"

thanks for the heads up, I'll let him know

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#3017729 - 11/05/12 07:57 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: pass-thru]
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I'm glad it did not turn out any worse for him, and thanks for sharing your story.
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#3017850 - 11/05/12 08:51 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: Andy S.]
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I would have that barrel checked. There was a pressure spike, like tar12 said, the barrel could be bulged.
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#3017861 - 11/05/12 08:55 PM Re: Range incident today [Re: Almartin]
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 Originally Posted By: Almartin
I would have that barrel checked.
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#3018187 - 11/06/12 06:45 AM Re: Range incident today [Re: Andy S.]
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Very lucky gentleman indeed, glad to hear he is ok.

Ditto to having the gun checked out!!!!!!

This incident makes me think about the lack of awareness that some people have while using a firearm. Not only this incident, but the one where the guy supposedly left his bore sighter in the end of his rifle barrel and squeezed off a round..................AAAAAAAAh, what did he actually see looking through the scope???? Should have been the bore sight, not a target!!!!!!!
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#3018202 - 11/06/12 06:54 AM Re: Range incident today [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Glad he's ok. Not sure why he would need a jig anyway. Modern ramrods should be able to push anything down.
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#3018309 - 11/06/12 08:05 AM Re: Range incident today [Re: BigD_625]
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Wow I am really glad to hear it was only minor. Sounds like the good Lord was lookin' out for him.
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