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#3580505 - 12/16/09 08:12 PM Shot with a 45-70
amax155 Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 4487
Loc: Ellisville, Ms
This guy and a buddy were sighting their rifles in. One of the guns was leaned up against the 4 wheeler he was standing on. The gun started to fall and I'm not sure if his buddy grabbed it, or something on the bike caught the trigger. Either way, he caught a 325 grain .45-70 round right under the collar bone. I think it goes with out being said, how lucky he is to still be here.

The big hole around his shoulder blade is where the bullet entered and it traveled under his skin and exited right there on his neck, above his spinal cord! Just goes to show that he truly is LUCKY! The ballistic tip mainly just burned the edges of the skin of the wound that you see in the picture. He's getting better & better every day, last night he was even doing push ups!! He's finally able to use his arm again! Somehow it didn't hit anything major and basically ended up being a really bad flesh wound! It is truly a miracle that he is alive and not paralyzed!

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#3580508 - 12/16/09 08:14 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]
cole_k Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 1529
Loc: East of the Big Muddy
Dang, that is one lucky guy.

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#3580528 - 12/16/09 08:21 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: cole_k]
Toddly Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 2349
Loc: West by God Virginia
Damn!

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#3580535 - 12/16/09 08:24 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Toddly]
Glock2240 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
Posts: 1065
Loc: In the Middle of Montana
It wasn't his time to go!
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#3580541 - 12/16/09 08:27 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]
Cheesehunter Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2739
Loc: Wesconsin
He is SITTING there. Unbelievable!
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#3580544 - 12/16/09 08:28 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]
mike762 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
Posts: 6416
Damn lucky it's not an autopsy photo.
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#3580546 - 12/16/09 08:29 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]
tzone Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 29287
Loc: MN
WOW!
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#3580548 - 12/16/09 08:30 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Glock2240]
wildswalker Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 7579
Loc: The Boondock.......
A hot chamber when it shoulda been cold.....

Lucky sumbitch, but stupid gets absolutely no sympathy from me...............
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#3580567 - 12/16/09 08:36 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: tzone]
Mako25 Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 16718
Loc: TX
Phew!

That guy should buy a lottery ticket, because he's one lucky man. I wonder how long it took before he went into shock? I can't imagine how flooded his mind must have been.

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#3580570 - 12/16/09 08:36 PM Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: wildswalker]
WGM Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 01/20/05
Posts: 10208
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: wildswalker
A hot chamber when it shoulda been cold.....

Lucky sumbitch, but stupid gets absolutely no sympathy from me...............


+1

Amazing isn't it, how such a simple concept (and an easy one to follow) gets ignored time and time again ...
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