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Thread: Be careful boys and girls

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    Boolit Buddy Swede 45's Avatar
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    I have a small chip of the bone in my lower part of the eyesocket missing and a small scar under my right eyeball. Caused by a ricocheting 22lr when I was 12yr old. The doc pulled the bullet and the bone fragment out. Bullet was stuck visible just under the skin. Prescription glasses saved me then.. Slowed the ricochet down just enough to stop deeper penetration.
    The doctor said I was the luckiest kid he'd seen so far..

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    I worked in the machine room in a furniture factory for 47 years, I have seen eyes ruined because someone was to hard headed to wear safety glasses. Also looked for fingers in the dust bin, safety first is not a joke.

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    Glad you're not blinded! I wear spectacles. Large ones. I've been wearing them since I was about 12 or so, and they've saved my eyes a couple times. Always getting into piddling with things, i've had springs and such occasionally fly up and hit my glasses. I once was nailing a new board to the top of my mailbox post, as an adult mind you, and I started the nail and went to give it a good whack when it bounced out and hit my spectacles. I thanked God that I wear glasses right then. I've often thanked God for my vision, and my hands/fingers, and the fact that I wear glasses.

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    Glad is wasn't worse! What was your target and how far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimB.. View Post
    I thought that all corrective lenses in the US met the same standard as safety glasses, guess not, and good to know!

    Safety glasses and earmuffs are cheap, I have them scattered about the shop.
    No, most prescription eye wear is not safety glasses, although I see people shooting with regular prescription eye wear often. Most shooting ranges allow it as long as you have glasses on.
    It's not best practice but does offer some protection.
    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
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    Boolit Mold
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    Thanks all.
    I was shooting at a paper target against a concrete garage wall that deformed the pellets causing them to fall to the floor robbed of energy.
    One of them hit a plastic oil/small parts trough and bounced right back.

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    Distance was about 20-25 foot.

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