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.