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 (Graphic photos of injured toe with bullet hole removed)
 
I"m thinking this hurt !!!       at least a little....
Ya think it was a solid or hollow point ??


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Where did you find these?  I'm taking it that it wasnt your foot from the comment.  Sure looks painful. Looks like a large bore rifle from the powder burns on the boot.
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Accubond, 30 cal?

Seen a lot of guys put the barrel on their foot to keep the mud off.  Done it a couple times myself, but learned fast from my dad that was a bad choice.  Guess those pictures prove it.
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Uh..... That looks like it hurt ALAWT!!!!!!
 
I hate saying this ......But, is this an appropriate pic for the open forum?
Maybe move it to Absolutely anything goes. Don't want those easily offended to be offended.
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Dead  (not offended but it does look painful)
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Accubond, 30 cal?

Seen a lot of guys put the barrel on their foot to keep the mud off.  Done it a couple times myself, but learned fast from my dad that was a bad choice.  Guess those pictures prove it.


I must lead a sheltered hunting life so I gotta ask....Why!!!
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 That was a shotgun blast, not a bullet. He probably rested the muzzle on his foot, and accidently pulled the trigger when lifting the gun upward.  He's actually pretty fortunate that it was contacting the boot when it discharged, vs. a foot or two away from it. 
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Accubond, 30 cal?

Seen a lot of guys put the barrel on their foot to keep the mud off.  Done it a couple times myself, but learned fast from my dad that was a bad choice.  Guess those pictures prove it.


I must lead a sheltered hunting life so I gotta ask....Why!!!


Not safe gun practice for sure.  I think it was just the way they were holding it when talking in a group.  Point it at the ground to be safe, but didn't want to hold the full weight of the gun.  Stick it on the toe to keep it off the ground.  Guess they had their reasons, but it was not safe.  I did it a couple time when I was young, and my dad corrected me.  He was great and strict about gun safety.  I still thank him for it.
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What a maroon...
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These pictures should stay to remind all of us about the seriousness of gunsafety.
 
My dad had a similiar experience. Rested his rifle barrel on his foot, but with the added weight his foot sunk a bit deeper into the grass. He still had his finger on the trigger, safety off. The shot (with a 300H&H) went between his toes but no lasting damage was done. He (or any of us kids) ever did that again!
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The fellow that sent it to me said it was from a .45 .Don't know where he got it from ..Sure looks like it hurt like hell...

(Sorry if this is too graphic for an open forum )
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Might be graphic but sometimes people have to be knocked on the head, hard, to get a point across - up to you guys but I vote with 8, let it stay.
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We had a guy at our pistol range the other day. He drew his pistol and pulled the trigger before it cleared his holster. The bullet ran down his leg and entered and exited his jeans 8 times! This is through the folds etc as the pants was hanging down his leg. The bullet then hit the eyelit of the boot (for the laces) and drove that through the side of his foot. We had to get the paramedics in. Fortunately nothing life threatening and after they removed lead and bits and pieces of boot out of the wound he was OK.
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Peeker   Oh boy.......that made me real wooozzyyyy.....
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OUCH. That's gotta hurt.
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I saw this picture on the Hide the other day. As I remember it; the guy was drawing a .45 with his finger on the trigger. Guess what happened.
As for resting the muzzle of a rifle (or any other firearm) on your foot, you have to ask yourself "do I want to destroy that body part" (never point a weapon at anything you are not willing to destroy).
I was at a night fire course as one of the instructors. The students were drawing shooting,  reholstering, and strping in. During one drill, I heard a shout "I've been shot", of course a cease fire was called. A student (old cop) put his finger on the trigger before the draw and shot the instructor behind him in the shoe. The bullet just creased the side of the instructor's foot, so no real injury was done to anything but feelings. Guess what was emphasized from there on out.
I say let the picture stay!!!!! It's a great reminder about safety!
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Sounds good to me, I think it should stay.
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Got the same email and it said happened with a loaded shotgun on a trap range.  Either way, safety was not first and this guy is lucky he only has a chewed up big toe and not missing his entire foot.
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Might be graphic but sometimes people have to be knocked on the head, hard, to get a point across - up to you guys but I vote with 8, let it stay.
 
I kind of like it... what a unique toe...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

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I kind of like it... what a unique toe...
 
Hey, that would certainly be a fun and educational DIY project with your .458 Lott, Dan!
 
Be sure to post 'before' and 'after' pics if you try it!
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My thoughts are these...... We all know what a gun can do. The antis are always looking for fuel for the fire. Hunting pics that are graphic aren't allowed for this reason. Hunting isn't stupid, and has a place in game control, and quality of life for the animals we persue. This on the other hand was a stupid act on the part of the victim. Yes he was lucky that he got injured as minimally (relative) as he did. It serves as a painful reminder, but do we need pictures to show it?
I am opposed for the reasons stated above, but will leave this open to you guys, and Chris to decide. 
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Edit out the pic's but leave the thread if it's a problem, I think enough of us have seen "the toe" by now. There can never be enough emphasis placed on gun safety.








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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

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I kind of like it... what a unique toe...
 
Hey, that would certainly be a fun and educational DIY project with your .458 Lott, Dan!
 
Be sure to post 'before' and 'after' pics if you try it!
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I'd leave it. It's an effective reminder to always be careful. 
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I think we have the general idea from the boot photo.  In keeping with what has been the consistent - no bloody  photos ... policy  ----- I have removed the more graphic images. 
 
We all really need to be careful and teach others to be careful.
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