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Ever forget o load ?

Old 06-21-2013, 12:06 PM
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Default Ever forget o load ?


Watch the video.
This hasn't happened to me but I have forgot to load before.
Only to realize it when I get back to the truck to put things away ,to find out I didn't put a primer on the muzzle loader.

Luckily I didn't see any deer that day.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:06 AM
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Ive forgotten to knock and arrow in my stand before, but never not loaded a gun. First thing I do when my feet hit dirt is chamber a round, never know when something my pop up.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:28 AM
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No, but better than forgetting to unload. The guy deserved it anyway. Those deer were looking at him since the start of the video but were so tame they just stayed there.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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Once I forgot arrows - That makes for a very challenging hunt! Fortunately I was close enough and out early enough to save the hunt.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:44 AM
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Must admit that I have. And even worse, twice in the last 10 years !!! OK, so I am old .... give me a break ! Both times I had rounds in the magazine but had not bolted on into the chamber. First occasion I saw nada. On the second occasion I did have a nice buck ease by .... fortunately I was able to rack a round without spooking him and made a good shot. Now I am almost paranoid about checking and double checking to make sure there is a round in the chamber.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:18 PM
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My 18yr. old son shot his first last year, when he went to squeeze off the shot it didn't fire, he hadn't chambered the round all the way. He had it in him to settle back down behind the natural blind we built, chamber the round, rise up and drop the deer in it's tracks @ 130 yards using a mossburg 12ga. He put the shot right on the spot.

Proud that he took the deer but prouder he kept his composure and made the shot. He was by himself in the woods, I was in the house and heard the shot.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:50 PM
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I've forgot to chamber a round and one to put an arrow in my crossbow.Luckily I was able to get the arrow in.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:50 PM
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About 8 years ago I was in an elevated box blind and after climbing in with an unloaded gun I forgot to re-chamber a round. I had a doe come out at last light and decided to take her. As pulled the trigger "Click". I was too busy getting set up and forgot to chamber a round! I slowly racked a round and but it through her lungs on the next shot. No harm, no foul but I felt pretty stupid!
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