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Shot In The Foot

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Wilco, Oct 15, 2020 at 9:47 PM.

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    no country members Tooled up tool

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    Sounds like he was resting the barrel(s) on his foot to get zero spread?
     
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    In a typical game cartridge OUCH :) [​IMG] You won’t notice any appreciable spread for 18 inches or so. The first pellets starting to drift out of the wad forewords at about 8- 12 inches from the muzzle.
     
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    You are right the pellet string is like a cigar, It looks like it wasn't directly at his Ankle,, more like it clipped his ankle
     
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    Hi Mike,

    There is no reason what so ever for you to apologise for your remarks. As in any job, some can can stand the heat inn the kitchen some can't, i was lucky as i always wanted the heart turned up to maximum. They were good years, i was there 72-73. 77-78 &79.

    Regards.
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    Thanks les

    I thought I may have overstepped the mark with my comms.

    I was just a baby then but am still able to thank you for your service.

    Best wishes
    Mike
     
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    5 things in life you should never trust,,
    1, politicians
    2, clergy
    3,lawyers
    4,safety catches
    5, anything that bleeds for more than 3 days, and don't die
     
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    This story reminds me of poor Rodney when he meets the posh bird and she takes him on a shoot lol omg when he turns round with the shotgun i near ducked watching it lol .
    Then Del gets out the pump action and then throws it over his shoulder lol .
    Up up up no down down down lol .Alright john , do you mean pull ,ok paul
    stay safe and have fun
     
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    VERY, VERY, GORY BE WARNED THIS IS WHAT A SHOTGUN DOES TO A HUMAN FOOT ...............................






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    Now that's gotta hurt
     
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    The bloke next to me on the range fired an SLR. The bullet hit trench brickwork and ricocheting back and he shot is own finger off as, he was jumping into the trench. Thats what happens if you run and jump with your finger on the trigger and safety off. No, sadly, it wasn't his trigger finger he lost but, the up yours one. Close call
     
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    Now the story behind this goes like this.
    The chap with the injury was shooting Trap with some friends ,at one particular stand he hit the clay with his first shot as usual his mates started giving him some banter which while walking back he returned said banter as you do ,unfortunately amid the laughter he forgot he had a live cartridge in the gun even though he had " broken " the gun before leaving the stand . Now i'm sure we have all seen Trap shooters and their habit of resting their gun barrels on their foot indeed a special leather shoe cover has been developed for this very use ,any way somehow he managed to close the gun while resting it on his foot with his gun still loaded, and the inevitable happened .Despite the best efforts of the medical team and several operations he eventually lost the foot as they couldn't establish a viable blood supply .
    Definitely not recommended practice ... trap 2.jpg
     
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    Always disliked that practice. Possibly a temptation when you're not tall and you're coping with 32" barrels?

    An old farmer that lived near where my wife was brought up had an equally alarming habit. He was always after crows round the yard, but if someone visited he'd use the muzzle of his closed gun to lean on with both hands with the hammers cocked! My wife's uncle told me everyone feared being anywhere near him before the war when the estate farms organised full-scale ferreting days with everyone present.:D
    If you called to see him for eggs and the like, that closed gun was always laid across one end of the kitchen table, often guarded by a hen or two and usually a bucket of that morning's milk. He lived the life of a true peasant but his letters to the newspapers on all sorts of subjects were extremely well written and argued. The last time old Richard's run-down farm was sold it made £ 1/2 million. How things change in 50 years.
     
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    Absolute quality.:laff:
     
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    When I was a child, my aunt’s Basset had turn into a chicken, then lamb worrier. She got the gamekeeper to deal with it. Muzzle against the back of its head. Very little of the front left. They made me clean up and bury it.
     

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