Post by 78riverrat on Sept 7, 2014 11:19:39 GMT -5
Very happy I had a witness mark on my ramrod on September 6 2014 while at the range. I happened to draw a crowd and was answering allot of questions about my rifle and forgot I loaded my gun. Well I loaded again. As soon as the bullet stopped I knew what I did. Very thankful that I had a witness mark, not sure if I could have walked away from it.
Moral of the story, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WITNESS MARK! Things happen and it could be very bad!
You brought up Something I've been meaning to ask about... how to get people to leave you alone at the range? Seems like everytime I bring my smokeless to the range it draws a crowd. I mean don't get me wrong I love talking to people about it but range time is my time. Whats the best way to ask someone to leave you alone without sounding rude? These things take a higher level of attention compared to centerfires and I don't want to be distracted and wreck my gun or my face!
Post by lakeplainshunter on Sept 7, 2014 17:03:56 GMT -5
I know what you mean about drawing a crowd. I arrive at sunrise and leave by 9:00 AM. I am just about done shooting for the day before the first person shows up. I stop shooting as soon as some wants to start chatting. It is way to easy to get distracted.
Generally, evenings are better than mornings, Friday night being the best for drawing fewer shooters at our club. Weekends are a no-no, too many shooters. Any week day from Jan.- Apr. is prime time for solitude.
Never needed the witness mark but I always use one, may save my behind one of these days.
Glad you caught it RR that's why we mark them....There have been quite a few close calls posted here and the thing that comes up most associated with the events were that the shooter ended up talking with someone and lost their focus.....IMO Wear a shirt that says DANGER SMOKELESS MUZZLELOADING IN PROGRESS....