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    Posted: April 16 2018 at 7:00pm
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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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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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 didn't leak to bad, but had a nice half circle on my brow!
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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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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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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!!
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The problem with me vs scope is that I tend to "overcorrect" myself when I see the target thru a scope.(Only way to 'splain it)
Probobly coupled with the way I breathe (weez), as well.
In the bush, its a disaster. Raise it up & all I get is a blur of trees etc. (Deer put a whole new meaning to the term"fast food")

The last time I went to a range with scope & spent some real time on it - I came back with a monster headache. The highlight was the guy beside me getting a real beauty of a scope eye!!
Open sights in the past never seemed to let me down..but now its not the rifle letting me down, its me old eyes (& they don't have a "blue pill" fer that!)
Maybe its time to learn meself to use the scope...or maybe just start using shotgun. (a little more foregiving for hunting)
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There's a little blue pill for that, Hoadie.
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Whats your problem with scopes, Hoadie?
What doesn't "work right" (apart from the obvious)Evil Smile
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my eyesight been/is going too , i did not say gone because i have some use without aids at medium distances but long range i need the scope , and i put a vortex viper on my bench rest target 22 rifle , its a kimber 82G that is somewhat a work in progress , 
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

all this talk bout scopes always makes me feel deficient.
I have NEVER been able to use a scope properly.
 


My eyes are also getting bad enough that iron sights are just too hard for paper shooting so I have scoped just about everything except the couple of rifles that have diopter sights.   In the bush I have found I really like scout scopes with their forgiving eye relief ranges or even a reflex or holographic.  I have a Bushnell Red/Green Dot on my combination 20 gauge/22 WMR and it works great for small game shooting.    A few critters have gotten clear before I could get the shotgun on them only to stop and get plunked with the rifle.
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all this talk bout scopes always makes me feel deficient.
I have NEVER been able to use a scope properly.
My open sights have always been great - either at the range or in the bush.
But now that my eyes have grown old..I'm having a time of it.
A little too late for this old dog to learn the "new tricks".

Everything - it would appear seems to be wearing out.
(Now it takes me all night to do what I used to do all night.)
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Agree. Older Weaver 3x on my sniper clone, older Weaver 4x on my Parker Hale Enfield. Tasco will go on my 10/22.
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I would definitely not use the pronghorn. An okay scope for a 22 but I don't think it would stand up for very long.  I would use the Weaver. It's a much better scope.
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I like the Weavers, the scout scopes brought me to their K4 Classic Scout. No issues shooting a 4X out to 300 yards and I've killed a desert mule deer at 197-yards, shooting offhand with my Savage 10FCM Scout, a 308 Win.  I do wish they would update the basic K4 as it still retains the long tube that it always has had, make it short and like the K4 Scout (9" and 9 ounces). I wrote them with this request and they said they are working on it, I replied that I would buy 13 of them immediately.

When I was a kid, the only scopes you saw in South Texas were Weavers, that was when it was a Texas-based outfit. The family is still around, I've been on their "Scope" ranch.
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