Re: Be Careful With YOUR AMMO AT THE RANGE
Isnt it crazy how its always the simpelest of mistakes that can make you absoultely shudder. You set a good example and check the round before you load for years and years. then 1 time you forget............
The good news about it all is that 1. your all ok. 2. you all probably got so dang scared after that, that your son especialy wont ever forget to check the ammo first. and 3rd. you didnt report any damage to your rifle.
My dad taught me from the time I could pick up a rifle or gun to check the barell and the ammo. I started to become complacent after many years. The ocasional story of someone mixing up ammo kept me checking, but the barell WAS STRICTLY OUT OF FORCED HABBIT.......... I was up in Idaho Elk hunting. We'd ride dirt bikes in for about 8 miles or so every morning, then get off and hunt all day and ride back at night. One morning I didnt check my bbl before I chambered a round. Hunted for a while and something wasnt right, I hadnt done something that I always did. I stopped and cleared my chamber and found a small pebble just ahead of the bullet. The only way that rock could've got there was from the ride up in the morning. Must've flipped up off a tire or something and somehow found its way down the barell. We cleaned our rifles daily due to poor weather, but you wanna talk about a SHUDDER! Sticks with you and makes you think! Im glad my dad taught me to check.
You just showed your son why these lessons are important. That lesson weather it seems like it or not will stick with him for his hunting/shooting career. Ill bet you he never forgets to check first, or if he does, he'll remember befort he pulls the trigger, and clear it and check. Not to mention he may save someone else from the very same thing because he knows how easy it is for the simple stuff to sneak up on you.
Hey if you catch up with ''Murphy'' kick his @$$ for me too. Glad you and yours are ok.
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