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#3580505 - 12/16/09 Shot with a 45-70  
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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 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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Dang, that is one lucky guy.

#3580528 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: cole_k]  
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Damn!

#3580535 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Toddly]  
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It wasn't his time to go!


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#3580541 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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He is SITTING there. Unbelievable!


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#3580544 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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Damn lucky it's not an autopsy photo.


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#3580546 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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WOW!

#3580548 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Glock2240]  
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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 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: tzone]  
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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.

#3580570 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: wildswalker]  
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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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#3580578 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: WGM]  
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Yuck!!

Glad to hear he's OK......he's definitely one lucky SOB!

#3580579 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Mako25]  
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Originally Posted by Mako25
Phew!

That guy should buy a lottery ticket, because he's one lucky man.


Am thinking he burned up any "luck" that he ever would have again.

Borrowed Time comes to mind..........


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#3580588 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: wildswalker]  
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Hurts me to look at it!

Glad he's gonna be ok!!

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#3580594 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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Really lucky. Can you imagine the hydrostatic shock wave that went through his body?


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#3580598 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye]  
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Bet there was enough meat on the ground to feed his dog for the day.



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#3580599 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: wildswalker]  
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Am thinking he burned up any "luck" that he ever would have again.

Borrowed Time comes to mind..........


By the looks of him burned is the right choice of words. Damn that had to hurt!

#3580602 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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Another miracle wrought by the .45-70!


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#3580616 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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Damn, stupid or not, it can happen. That had to hurt bad! It's amazing he is doing push ups. Bullet must have just skimmed under the surface of the skin or there would be no way he would still be with us. How many days after shooting was this picture taken?

I manage property in Oakland, CA. I had a live/work loft where one of the residents got shot 4 times with a 9mm Parabellum. He walked up to his apartment on the third floor (bleeding profusely) and called 911. I saw him in the coffee shop (part of the ground floor retail of this property) the next day and he was relaxing, eating and talking. I ask him how he felt and he said "Fine". Two things: 1) He is tougher than me, and 2) I converted my 9 mm home defense guns to 40 S&W and .45 ACP as soon as I could.

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#3580634 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: 5sdad]  
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Why do I have the feeling that beer was involved?

Brian.


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#3580639 - 12/16/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: watch4bear]  
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Originally Posted by watch4bear
Bet there was enough meat on the ground to feed his dog for the day.
Oh man. What an image!


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#3580911 - 12/17/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: The_Real_Hawkeye]  
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I got this in an email from a close friend. I know that it just happened recently but not the exact date. Our primitive weapon season just ended, so 3 weeks ago tops. You can hunt with single shot 45-70s as long as they are of a design made in the late 1800s.


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#3580916 - 12/17/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: amax155]  
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That's gonna leave a mark! shocked


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#3580925 - 12/17/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: CEJ1895]  
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This sorta proves the contention that sometimes you can tell from behind when someone's an idiot.

Dan


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#3580929 - 12/17/09 Re: Shot with a 45-70 [Re: Dan_Chamberlain]  
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Hello Darlin'! I bet that got his attention.

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