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Posted: 1/21/2001 1:09:34 PM EST
Went to my local range today, crowded, cold, wind, etc. This guy next to me is shooting a nice bolt gun, a Browning w/Leupold, his 2 kids shooting .22's. I'm looking at the ground, start picking up brass. Picked up a blown case. Hmmm, .243. Looked down, another one blown, another, another. I look at his bench. a box of .243 ammo is sitting there.
I ask "sir what caliber are you shooting?"  ".270" He replies. "Why?". I show him the brass, & point at the box of ammo on his bench. He FREAKS OUT, screams "Oh my God, I picked up the wrong ammo! Then slings the brass downrange! This guy had actually shot 17-18 rounds of .243 through a .270! I say "Bet your groups suck! [:D] "He then proceeds to go to truck, brings back .270 ammo, and says, "I'm gonna shoot one just to see if it's OK." I say "sir, you might want to take that rifle to a gunsmith & let him check it out 1st" He replies "Why? Do you REALLY think it is hurt?" I say "Maybe, maybe not" "I think it's time for us to thank God that neither of us has a piece of steel in our forehead."
He then goes and gets his .243 rifle and begins to shoot it. I pack up & leave, but I kept one for a souveneir!
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 1:13:29 PM EST
some peoples kids!
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 1:31:08 PM EST
[spank] Bad boy. Read the label
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 1:36:00 PM EST
I seen a simular situation, but it was .22LR in a .22 Magnum revolver.  In this case it only split the side of the case.  I seen the guy having trouble ejecting the spent cases from the cylinder.  I watched him do it several times and then went over to lend him a hand.  I seen the split case and it took a second to dawn on me what the problem was.  I informed him, and he told me "It is like using 38 Special in a .357 Mag".  I then packed my stuff and went home.
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 1:39:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 2:09:17 PM EST
In the words of the great Confucius, "Horry Cow"
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 2:37:01 PM EST
No brains, no headaches
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 2:39:19 PM EST
That is a scary thought.  It's amazing that the damn thing didn't blow up.  I can't belive the guy was going to shoot it again!! Thats even worse!

Link Posted: 1/21/2001 3:45:43 PM EST
I know I should not laugh as this may have been a serious accident. But since it was not.

Link Posted: 1/21/2001 4:00:59 PM EST
what a moron [:P]
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 4:08:12 PM EST
Nothing shocks me anymore :)
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 5:03:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 5:04:33 PM EST
How tha..... what tha..... who tha..... Why am I not surprised.
Link Posted: 1/21/2001 5:43:36 PM EST
Those are the kinds of things that make me wish for a range on the edge of nowhere that nobody but me knows about... scary the things some people do...

Link Posted: 1/21/2001 6:09:17 PM EST
Those are the same morons that leave a loaded gun where the kids can get 'em.   [pissed]
Link Posted: 1/22/2001 6:22:16 PM EST
Some new technique for fireforming? Imagine what he could do working with a wildcat.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:58:50 AM EST
Come on guys! Ease up will you?  It can happens to any of us. There were days that were not mean to happen but did happen. On the old board, there was that guy who shot his cleaning rod down range and he shared that bad experience with all of us so "we" don't do the same.  He did take his rifle to a gunsmith right after that. So, be carefull out there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 4:11:26 AM EST
You never know what you will encounter at a public range.  Always be on your guard.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 4:25:24 AM EST
Glad I belong to a private range, Guess it could happen anywhere, but private ranges tend to weed out the wannabees.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 4:26:20 AM EST
[b][red][size=2]Our range blew up a rifle during Hunter Sight-in.  They were helping a guy and left the bore sighter in the barrel.[/b][/red][/size=2]

Link Posted: 1/25/2001 4:29:24 AM EST
Sue I`ve bought the wrong ammo before, but when they are in my hand is when I realize I pulled another bonehead move. They haven`t made it to the rifle. Esp. 22 long
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:48:26 PM EST
what a dork!!!!
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