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#3189772 - 03/11/13 01:20 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: REN]
Southern Sportsman
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 1129
Loc: West TN

It happened to me once, and I had dropped my vest about 3 yards behind me to crawl to the tree I was sitting against. Some how -- and I'm still not sure how -- I managed to click, wait for him to fan out, crawl back, grab one shell, and kill him before he got out of range. He started trotting away when I closed the bolt.
#3189782 - 03/11/13 01:27 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: RUGER]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

 Originally Posted By: RUGER
 Originally Posted By: Grizzly Johnson
Loaded from the time I leave the truck until I either shoot a turkey or return to the truck empty handed.

No other option from where I see it.

Sound advice, I agree!

#3189821 - 03/11/13 02:06 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: Winchester]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

Not yet, and I hope that streak continues.
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

#3190015 - 03/11/13 05:51 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: Andy S.]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

I've never had that happen that I can recall but didn't get the action closed all the way one time and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't fire until it was too late. I did go click on a buck one time right at dark. Climbed up in my stand and forgot to reload. It was a sickening feeling.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3190058 - 03/11/13 06:31 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: REN]
10 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 3542
Loc: maury county tn

Heck no I've forgotten to load a rifle when i climb in a deer stand but i load my shot gun as soon as i get to the farm til i leave.

#3190095 - 03/11/13 07:07 PM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: REN]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

I have forgotten my cap on a muzzle loader though.
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#3190451 - 03/12/13 06:54 AM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: muddyboots]
Uncle Jesse
4 Point

Registered: 04/04/11
Posts: 297
Loc: Estill Springs

I guess the closest I've been to doing it is one morning I took my 3901 20 gauge Beretta. Somehow the way I was resting the gun on my knee caused the safety to get pushed off. That gobbler pitched down and landed about 20 yards in front of me. I was trying to push the safety off and couldn't. He spotted me when I tilted the gun and was gone.

I really don't like those long front Beretta safeties.

#3190481 - 03/12/13 07:42 AM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: Uncle Jesse]
4 Point

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 478
Loc: Anderson County, Tn

Done it on a deer, have not done it on a Turkey
#3190555 - 03/12/13 08:57 AM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: BigRod]
Bigg E
4 Point

Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 472
Loc: T-County

It has only happened once when I had my step-daughter on juvenile. We had set up called for a while on the edge of a field and didn't hear anything so we decided to move and look around the edge for some sheds. She wanted to carry the gun so I took the shell out of the chamber but left the ones in the magazine. We made a little loop and walked into the edge of the woods. I spotted movement and there were five jakes standing where we had just picked the decoys up from. We got down and I purred a few times and here they came. I was thinking she was about to kill her first! By the time I got one shucked in they were doing that fast, head bobbing walk away at about 30 yards and she missed. I guess taking the shell out was safe for us and the turkeys!
#3190703 - 03/12/13 11:59 AM Re: Is your gun loaded [Re: Bigg E]
4 Point

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 289
Loc: Tennessee

Luckily never on Turkey.
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