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Thread: I thought I'd had a few bad trips to the range....

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    I thought I'd had a few bad trips to the range....

    ...until me and a friend found the remains of an exploded Remington model 700 going to our targets at a local range. One piece was a sliver of the receiver with a serial number, and I found two pieces of a plastic stock, so it must have been a newer rifle. I didn't hear anything about an accident, but I don't see how the shooter got away uninjured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reivertom View Post
    ...until me and a friend found the remains of an exploded Remington model 700 going to our targets at a local range. One piece was a sliver of the receiver with a serial number, and I found two pieces of a plastic stock, so it must have been a newer rifle. I didn't hear anything about an accident, but I don't see how the shooter got away uninjured.
    I would think that the ovner of the rifle may still be in orbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reivertom View Post
    I don't see how the shooter got away uninjured.
    Did you look for any blood?
    Maybe he crawled off into the weeds and died!
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    only to God and my own conscience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    Did you look for any blood?
    Maybe he crawled off into the weeds and died!
    Watch for buzzards and crows.Robert

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    Did you keep the piece with the serial number?

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    You could contact BATFE and have them trace the S/N to where it was sold. Maybe have the place contact the police about the persons welfare, but they might not want others to know about a possible reloading mistake they did. Hopefully they had the gun tied down and fired it remotely with a string!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minuteshaver View Post
    would love to know the caliber.
    Before or after the last time it was fired?
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