Originally Posted by DanGuy48
I went to range yesterday to fire a few shots to generate some brass to send to Warner to make me some dies for this gun, .375 CheyTac. Anyway, the recoil didn't seem too bad but I noticed when shooting that my sinuses were starting to feel weird. Later, it was worse and it's still bothering me today. There's a bit of pain and sort of a swollen feeling. It's almost like I can smell or taste something. I used to shoot 50 foot indoors so I'm very familiar with those kinds of smells. This is different.
Anyway, on thinking about this, the lanes where I was shooting had Lexan partitions between each bench. The muzzle did not really extend past the ends of the partitions so I think that the muzzle brake was directing the muzzle blast right back into the bench area. Has anyone ever heard of a sharp explosion like that affecting sinuses? Yeah, I know, sounds crazy.
No not such a crazy question or idea.
In such a closed setting the blast off of the rifle could very easily effect your sinuses in several different ways.
If you had some closed sinuses and a sinus infection you didn't know about it could have very easily opened them up and they are now draining as a result.
If you had some sinus irritation from allergies etc the same could have occurred.
Another possibility is the blast could have had the opposite effect causing some swelling and irritation combined with the burnt powder etc clogging some of your sinuses and trapping some of the arosolized particulates in them and they are now starting to drain so what was trapped in them is starting to leak out.
I'm not a doctor and don't play one on TV but something you might consider if you can safely take it is some Entex or generic guaifenisson to clean it all out.