Savage Model 10MLSS .50 Caliber Muzzleloader Rifle Blown Up
I was going to make a post on this apparent accident, but the E-mail I received today was completely absent any pertinent information pertaining to the incident. Instead, I linked to this forum, courtesy of Michael Bane and DownRange.TV, as it shows all the same pictures and has some good follow-up commentary by the forum members.
The point to emphasize here is don't get caught up so much in the details about the gun maker or how/why this accident happened (although, personally I might be inclined to avoid Savage muzzleloaders that claim they can shoot smokeless powder). Without the necessary facts we can only speculate as to what actually happened. Instead, use this as a graphical learning experience to remind each of us about the potential hazards involved with shooting firearms of any kind. DON'T TAKE SAFETY FOR GRANTED!!
WARNING: If you follow the link above (the one directly under the picture) you will see some very graphic pictures depicting a hand injury apparently resulting from this mishap. This blog posting is definitely not for the squeamish.
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