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Posted: 7/20/2008 7:49:04 AM EDT



Firing a modern .308 rifle. Shrapnel covered my forehead and went down and nearly went into my eyes. I wear eye protection with milsurp and bolt actions, but I don't typically with modern rifles. Now I will be.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:50:26 AM EDT
Glad you're ok. I started wearing eye protection without exception about 6 years ago.

Be safe.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:51:38 AM EDT
What generated the shrapnel...?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:52:39 AM EDT
That was close. Glad you can still see.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:56:10 AM EDT
I had a drill bit frag 2 weeks ago to remind me.

Glad your eye was not put out.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:56:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MNGuns:
What generated the shrapnel...?


a gun exploding
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:59:11 AM EDT
Yep, a kaboom will teach you, mine was in 92 and i still have a piece of brass in my right eye. Be careful out there.
Glad you're OK.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:06:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thumper10mm:
Yep, a kaboom will teach you, mine was in 92 and i still have a piece of brass in my right eye. Be careful out there.
Glad you're OK.


Yep. I became complacent in some regards due to the fact it was a modern commercial firearm.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:06:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LtDirector:

Originally Posted By MNGuns:
What generated the shrapnel...?


a gun exploding


which brand and model?

glad you are ok
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:11:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 8:11:36 AM EDT by LtDirector]

Originally Posted By SST7:

Originally Posted By LtDirector:

Originally Posted By MNGuns:
What generated the shrapnel...?


a gun exploding


which brand and model?

glad you are ok


It was a gun from a manufacturer on this site, and it was a semi-auto .308. I'm not going to get into specifics at the moment until I consult them.

edit: It was Federal .308
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:34:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 8:35:44 AM EDT by weptek911]
I had a MAS 49/56 kaboom on me. ( A squib, my fault) the bolt blew up right into my forehead and left a bolt logo on my melon cookie cutter style.

I looked like this when I realized I wasn't dead. I never did find the bolt, and I looked for it for a long time. It must have bounced pretty good.


Glad you are OK LT.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:36:13 AM EDT
are you a girl, you have some curly eyelashes...

glad you are okay
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:38:22 AM EDT
I wear eye protection over my glasses. Some people think glasses are enough, they are wrong.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:38:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 8:38:52 AM EDT by LtDirector]

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
are you a girl, you have some curly eyelashes...

glad you are okay


No but I will be for you
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