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Posted: 5/27/2001 6:37:43 AM EDT
Was shooting skeet Friday and was on station 8--was shooting a 1967 vintage winchester 1400 skeet gun. i was straight so i had three shells to shoot. I was shooting with one guy so we were shooting both sides of station 8 while on the pad...I loaded all three shells (which i never do) and shot the high house-turned to break the two low houses and after breaking first one gun did not fire the second shell--took the shell out and saw a very faint firing mark on the primer--the gun was locked back so i dropped the shell in the receiver and dropped the bolt----KABOOM----the shell fired--don't know what happened but this is a good example of why guns should always be pointed in a safe direction--in my case it blew up some grass and dirt about 15 feet away in a safe direction and scared the sh#t out of me and my buddy but no harm done....Dick
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 6:42:10 AM EDT
That scared me, and I wasn't even there.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 6:57:58 AM EDT
Good thing no one was hurt! Bet you scared the shit out of the range kid too!
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 9:37:58 AM EDT
Thanks for the reminder. I bet that was a real wake-up call.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 1:12:10 PM EDT
Sorta the same thing happened to me, but I was using a Remington 760 .243 pump. Closed the action and BOOM!.....good thing it was pointing down range.
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