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Not sure what the term is for getting clocked by a scope. My wife works in the medical coding field and has seen several cases since Thanksgiving of people going to the ER with a gash above their eyebrow. One was between the eyes. Seems like something you would figure out before you shot at game. Just something to keep in mind when in the field. A long way from anywhere is not the place to need stitches unless yer Rambo.
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It's called Weatherby Eye. It comes from people that stock crawl. improperly mounted scopes or scopes with to short an eye relief.
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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'Round here we call it a scopee. Or scope-eye

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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

It's called Weatherby Eye. It comes from people that stock crawl. improperly mounted scopes or scopes with to short an eye relief.


Or when your stupid butler creek cap that you just got and installed at the beginning of your stalk while in the dark takes away 3/4 of an inch of eye relief and you pull up on an elk with a 45-70 and after you shoot your eye ball starts to sting because something is running into it and you feel all this warm liquid running down your face in the cold air.   
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The only person I have atually seen get it was using a Leupold variable on a slug gun and man he was bleeding like a stuck pig.
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I got a nice little scar this season from that little red tab that flips open the cap.  LOL  I am right eyed, but it is right above the inside corner of my left eye.  I didn't even feel it until I felt the blood, it was raining so I was already wet, but I could feel the warmth and sting in my eyeball.  It was pretty funny.
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OR! As I did 33 years ago, you can mistakingly over load IMR 4350 by 6 grains for a 300 Win using 180 gr bullets. Blood all over!....Crutch....It certainly helps to read and stay focused on the same line??? 6 grains over was a charge for a slower burner, NOT 4350................Laugh........... 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

OR! As I did 33 years ago, you can mistakingly over load IMR 4350 by 6 grains for a 300 Win using 180 gr bullets. Blood all over!....Crutch....It certainly helps to read and stay focused on the same line??? 6 grains over was a charge for a slower burner, NOT 4350................Laugh........... 
 
Wow! That could have been a lot worse than it was. I hope whatever you hit was dead afterwards.
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Sooner or later every one will do this. yes I have too!
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

Sooner or later every one will do this. yes I have too!


What, go 6 grains over book max...........lol
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

OR! As I did 33 years ago, you can mistakingly over load IMR 4350 by 6 grains for a 300 Win using 180 gr bullets. Blood all over!....Crutch....It certainly helps to read and stay focused on the same line??? 6 grains over was a charge for a slower burner, NOT 4350................Laugh........... 
 
Wow! That could have been a lot worse than it was. I hope whatever you hit was dead afterwards.
...........For my old 300 Win., instead of 72 gr of IMR 4350 with a 180 grainer, I loaded up 78 grains. LaughLoaded up 20 rounds for the range and ONLY fired one! Along with a curved, well sculpted scope gash and alot of blood, I broke the firing pin!...........I have never been whacked since, nor will I be again!......That paper target was alot deader though!!Roll on Floor Laughing
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I earned one by shooting a buck with my muzzleloader from an ackward position from my left shoulder. (I am right-handed.)  A small amount of blood and no stitches.  Glasses needed some professional attention!
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I got one years ago by shooting down hill from a prone position and not holding the gun with my left hand.  Recoil had to go somewhere and UP offered the least amount of resistance.  I didn't need stitches, but every time I leaned over during the gutting process, blood pumped out like a gusher!  
 
Funny thing happened that year also, we were hunting with a new guy and he got one while shooting right handed and the dumb ass got another one while shooting left handed, so he had a X scar on his forhead!  We laughed for a week on that one!
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If you watch closely, Jim Schokey has one as his show opens every week.

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If I was shooting Magnums from, like, 300 Weatherby on up, I would want 4 inches of eye relief.  Otherwise 3.5" is good enough for me....but you can't be holding the rifle incorrectly.  If you're holding it wrong--or being in a hurry-- or you've got your face where it ain't supposed to be, the scope ( or your thumb..) or something (!) can come back and hit you no matter how much eye relief you've got! 
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......or when you forget to snug the rings properly.  First shot, scope slides back ever-so-slightly.  Second shot, six stitches between the eyes!  My Dad was real proud....
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In South Africa we call it the Half Moon, with an elite club- the Half Moon Club.
 
When some-one gets whacked and he is wiping the blood off his face we all say "Welcome to the Half Moon club"
 
I have not yet joined it!
 
I made a royal stuff up some years ago by letting a 10 year old shoot with my 30-06. He clamped the stock under his arm, and before I could stop him he pulled the trigger. Scope whacked him hard, had to take him to the hospital for stitches. I was not popular at home or with his mother!
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Ouch   damn, that hurt just reading about it!
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It also reminds me of the "Star Wars Secret Soc". We have a high alcohol drink called Sambuca. The trick was to pour it into a shot glass (small glass), then set the top alight. One then have to put your hand over the top, which douses the flame and down it in one go. Now the trick is to do this quickly. If you dilly dally the rim of the glass heats up and as you put your hand over it it burns a circle. To make matters worse, the vacuum created by the cooling flame sucks the glass to your hands. Quite a few guys have a permanent circle branded into their palm, hence the "secret soc".
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I have been lucky, not a member of the half-moon club....YET....also the biggest thing I own is a 270. I shoot mostly the smaller calibers. 2 new guns this weekend from a gun show a REM 700 SPS Varmint in 204 and a RUGER NO.1 in 25-06.......
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Yep, did this twice in row with my AR with a 3x9 on there, guess i was creeping up too close and that little red tabby on the eyepiece cover hit me right in the bridge of the nose, i didn't really notice the first smack since it was raining and sleeting and i was wet anyway so i shot again, and it hit me but good right in the bridge of the nose. I noticed that one - blood was all over my hands, ammo, etc. Walked around for the next week or so looking like i had been punched in the nose. I am much more cognizant of maintaining a respectful distance between eye and scope after that. Wink
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