Friday, July 8, 2011

Sighting In-Careful

My fellow hunter and Club member Sandy sent me these photos. Sandy is a retired State Police Sniper and a Marine who saw significant active duty in Viet Nam. He was a door gunner on a chopper after recovering from taking bullets in the leg during a firefight on the ground. he spent many years with the N.J. State Police. The guy can drive nails with a .22 from 200 yards.
Sandy is a wizard with guns and ballistics and related topics...he is also a damn fine guy with whom to spend time in a duck blind or smoking a cigar with after dinner. These pictures show what happens if one is not methodical and careful. All of us hunters spend considerable time sighting in a deer rifle. This takes time, a good 100 yard firing range, a spotting scope and a steady hand. We also pattern our shotguns and practice as much as possible.
The poor schmuck who sat at the bench to sight in this rifle forgot to remove the bore sighting mechanism from the muzzle...and the result is quite horrible.


K.S.A. said...

Total cluster-f.

Brohamams said...

My father is an avid black powder enthusiast. Thanks to his one-time forgetfulness, his nickname was ram-rod.
He left a brass ram-rod in the barrel while firing and while the barrel didn't split, it did knock dad to the ground.
Some things are never lived down.

Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

We used to sight-check barrels with the thumbnail by the bolt, but now we use tiny LED's.

James said...

A lot of damage, not to mention his underwear.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wow, that is no good!