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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by EL_NinO619, Sep 2, 2012.
So they don't have to shoot cheap steel core ammo and put other people in danger.
I've been hit by reloads/lead splinters before, happens with any type round fired from time to time, but agree fully with you, people do need to reload.
When O'bama took office, a run on ammo occured and then there was deer season.
I don't hunt, but (had to) reload for over 20 folks from work so they could shoot bambi
Each had the same "story" "I just buy a box or so every year and use a few to check zero and then blast away what's left after I get my deer!"
We got a lot of firearms owners in the USA, but I some times wonder if they have three rounds a piece to shoot.
Didn't mean to hi-jack your post, apology extended.
Just got me thinking.
What is that, splash from a rock or steel plate? It looks like a piece of the bullet came back at you.
I got hit from a lead bullet rebounding off a steel plate last year. It cut my scalp pretty good.
Have had that happen several times. Dug a few shotgun pellets out as well. Yes, it stings a bit, but is survivable. Good lesson on the importance of safety glasses!
Mine went through my Levi's, into my leg and down to the bone. I had to have it removed by an expert. I had to tell a whopping big tale to avoid the gunshot paperwork!
The pellet was teardrop shaped and flew back 50 yards!
Glad you're Ok, bro!
...and don't shoot steel MGM-type of targets (whirlygigs, dueling trees, spinners, etc.)with hollow points or expect to get a lot of copper splashing back. I found a good buy on Nos JHPs and loaded them for a match. Pulled no less than three pieces of copper out of my abdomen. Superficial wounds, but stings a bit. Plated or cast bullets work better for that.
Wear your impact rated lenses folks!
It was at a 25yd indoor range and the guy next to me was blasting away surplus. I know this can happen with lead but I believe steel is more likely. And I never shoot without proper protection for the fear of something this minute causing irreversible damage. Lesson learned, I will stay out doors where its not only healthier but safer..
P.S I stuck a magnet to it when I got home, it jumped to it.
Also the funny thing is when it happened I went to the desk and asked for the first aid kit. Guy handed me two tongue depressors and a circle band aid, That about summed up they're first aid kit... Scary if someone ever really needed true first aid kit.
Wow, most indoor ranges ban steel core ammo. Guy probably snuck it in. I really hate shooting indoors.
West Nile virus vs. a little splash...
While it is good that you were able to get it out yourself you still need to treat it and make sure it doesn't get infected. There are to few gun guys in cali. We can't afford to lose any of them.
This pisses me off more than anything else in your scenario. The total irresponsibility if range owners not to be prepared.
There are a couple of ranges I will not go to anymore specifically for this reason. Our club range keeps a reasonably stocked first aide on site. Additionally a number of our various discipline volunteer range safety officers carry first aide kits in their range bags.
I always have access to 2 kits one in my range bag and another in the trunk. In addition to the standard first aid supplies in my range bag kit. I have gun shot trauma kit with tourniquet, Israel bandages of various sizes and blood clotting agent. It wasn't cheap to get this stuff to just sit in your range bag, but to me well worth it.
All day shooting "Range Days" are a regular pastime event for me and my family. I educate and train my sons to be safe and responsible but accidents can always happen when you least expect them. I chose to be well prepared.
Same bag I carry in my truck - a complete EMT bag with clotting agent. And I RO everywhere so stay current in first aid, CPR, AED. I figure if I'm prepared enough, I'll likely never need the bag or the skills...
Yep I had to go out to my car and get my medic pouch, Idiots that run that place. Own a store that has the potential for life threatening injury's and you have a 50pc WalMart first aid kit.. As Fred said, I hate indoors and I will risk fighting of all those nasty mosquitoes in 90 degree weather in the middle of the afternoon... To me its also a lot easier to police my brass in the great outdoors.
So you never leave the house?
44 mag went 1/2 way thru me while shooting steel.!!!!
all of the local ranges do not allow any firing at steel targets
Our allows it but the shooter has to be a long way back - I forget but I think it's 20 yards. The range has to approve the steel targets.
On the long range silhouette range, there is no FMJ allowed. SP or BTHP are allowed. No magnum cartridges.
On the .22 rifle silhouette range (targets from about 20 yards to 50 yards), no magnums allowed. No .17 cal allowed either. This range has a moving set of targets like a carnival. You can set up with a 10/22 and just ambush them at 50 yards! There are other knock down targets but the moving targets reset. As long as you have ammo, there's a target! This is rapidly becoming my favorite range. The problem is, I only have a couple of bolt action .22s and one 10/22. I need another 10/22 because my grandson gloms onto mine.