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If that's the correct story I am thinking of then the shooter lost an eye and is now on crutches.

In order to save his second eye they had to put him on heavy doses of Cortizon(I think that's correct) which apparently caused damage to the cartilage in his knees.

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Location: Levack, Ontario, Canada
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Well GooseHunter I did that with my shotgun once, and it left me speechless too. In fact, I am not ashamed to say that it took some time for the colour to return to my face as well.

Truthfully the incident resulted in my not hunting or shooting for 3 or 4 years after that. I just could not bring myself to pull the trigger again, for a long while!

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Location: Maryland
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Can someone tell me what happened? Please?

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Seems he forgot to take the bore sight out before firing the gun. Good example of making sure there are no obstructions in your barrel berore you shoot. VERY lucky someone (particularly the shooter) was not SERIOUSLY hurt

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redrider wrote:
Seems he forgot to take the bore sight out before firing the gun. Good example of making sure there are no obstructions in your barrel berore you shoot. VERY lucky someone (particularly the shooter) was not SERIOUSLY hurt

WOW! I'M SO GLAD NOTHING HAPPENED! That is some serious business.

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Location: Alabama
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I have seem\n these pictures at a local gunshop apparently the fella didn't take the boresighter out anf fired the rifle. Not sure if anybody was hurt but I can'y imagine that somebody escaped with no injuries.

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
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Yeah, that would be an amazing freak occurence if he was unmarked.