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Senior Moment with Muzzel Loader

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by rayman, Dec 24, 2007.

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  1. rayman

    rayman Member

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    Concentration is very important to safe handling of all firearms.
    Today while shooting my OMEGA, I made a very large mistake.
    My brother was with me shooting his muzzel loader along with my 10 year old
    nephew.
    In the midst of the activity of everyone loading and shooting, I loaded mine and
    neglected to notice my ramrod was still in my gun when I fired it.
    To say the recoil was violent I can assure you was an understatement.
    No one was hurt and the gun is ok but the sightron red dot is history.
    I was shooting 260 grain bullet with 100 grains of 777.(the rod weight 750 grains + )
    So everyone who's shooting,please pay more attention than I did.
    By the way the ramrod hit low and the bullet hit high.
    Hope no one makes this mistake.
    Ray
     
  2. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    Ray,

    Let no one that has shot a muzzleloader very much tell you he has not done this. They are complete liars! It always seems to happen bench shooting. The wooden ram rods are a bit more spectacular than the graphite ones!

    BTW, you have fine taste in muzzleloaders(at least on inline's).

    ec90t
     
  3. rayman

    rayman Member

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    Sarge,
    My nephew did learn that concentrating on what your doing is very important.
    He may have learned a new word or two as I exclaimed my distress with the extreme
    recoil I experienced. I do have a very sore shoulder. I remember shooting a grenade from an M1 in the Marine Corps and it still did not compare to the recoil I experienced today.
    Ray
     
  4. Bridger

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    I've shot a lot of blackpowder and have never done it but have read of it happening to others. If it ever happens to me its going to be a hell of a mess as I use a brass range rod that weighs a lot more than a wood one.
     
  5. rayman

    rayman Member

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    Bridger
    The rod was the standard T/C aluminum.
    Ray
     
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