This is from an email that was forwarded to me today. I have no idea who the original author was, nor which range this happened at.
Today, Saturday 30 September, there was a non-injury mishap on the lower range. A customer, sighting-in his hunting rifle, forgot to remove the boresighter before firing a live round. It was a Savage bolt-action, I believe in 30-06. Attached are photos of the results. I'm sending this to newsletter director Laurits Dixon; Bill Anderson and other range officers present suggested I also send it to President Kadow, and while I had that page of the newsletter open I also decided to send it to the R/O director Bill Laughlin. I gave cards with my email address to some other R/Os and individuals who may also email me for copies. Bill Anderson asked the shooter if he might donate the remains of the barrel for hunter-safety courses. The rifle's action is probably salvageable and work on it may be done at Brightwater Ventures.
The boresighter was found almost all the way to the 100yd target holders.
Repeating, there were no injuries resulting from this incident. Lemme tell ya, I don't envy the R/O's jobs. I think I'll bring 'em a couple bottles of antacid tablets next time I visit!
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