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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

I suspect the Lee Enfield Sporter, when a scope has been installed but no cheek piece added, is probably responsible for more Scope Eye than any other rifle. I say this from experience!!


Got the scraped nose a black eye to prove it. That is why I went to a longer eye relief scope.
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Well - I still remember that day..I was working the bolt on my rifle, and blood splatter came across my station. I was surprised & thot someone had been shot! When I looked to my right, the guy was on the ground rolling all over the place..bled like a stuck pig!
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I didn't leak to bad, but had a nice half circle on my brow!
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The guy's name was Rick. He ended up with stitches, & raccoon eyes. I hunted & shot with my doctor quite a bit back then. Doc was there with us. Rick was a biz partner in Doc's son's new environmental business.

Sadly - about a dozen years ago Rick took his own life. Marital breakdown was the "accepted" cause. (Course, these things usually go a lot deeper)
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I don't know what to say other than keep the eye back far enough you can cycle the bolt without breaking the weld.
Seriously, I see so may shooters "climbing the stock".
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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I've always called it a, Mag Mark. Me and a buddy had just finished installing a muzzle brake on his thumbhole equipped 700 BDL in 300 Win Mag. He sets up his shot,squeezes the trigger and,BLAM! Blood splatter. My dad's laughing,and then says, gimme that,you did it all wrong. He shoots and,BLAM! More blood splatter. This time requiring stitches. My turn. Guess the outcome. Blood splatter. My friend waits for the cease fire call,and then holds the rifle up and says,"I will take exactly one dollar for this thing right now!" It was funny...
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