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12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!

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12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« on: September 16, 2020, 06:38:29 AM »
I know we have seen this before, unfortunately, but it is bird season again and all hunters afield can be reminded about the dangers of having two open boxes of different gauge shot shells. I have no idea when the accident in the picture occurred or what the injuries were.
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 07:15:23 AM »
I've heard of this before. I assume somebody is totally color blind to do this as the shells are obviously different colors for this reason. It is a guy as color blindness is almost unheard of in women.  :)  Good post! 

Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 09:16:31 AM »
I hate to sound arrogant, but damn, I guess you just can't fix stupid. Can't imagine paying even the slightest bit of attention and this happening. The shell disappears down the barrel, on top of being way smaller and yellow instead of red at loading time. Even in the dark, you would hear it. I could maybe see something like a .300 Winchester and a .300 Weatherby maybe getting mixed in poor lighting or something, but this... geez.
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 10:14:40 AM »
I know we have seen this before, unfortunately, but it is bird season again and all hunters afield can be reminded about the dangers of having two open boxes of different gauge shot shells. I have no idea when the accident in the picture occurred or what the injuries were.
       Many hunters shoot both 20/12 gauge shotguns during the same bird season.(doves for me) I shoot the old pump 12ga. pretty well, but also enjoy shooting my old Win. breech open single shot 20 gauge. This is just a guess, but the above accident could have happened by leaving 20 or 12 gauge shells in your shooting vest, then switching shotguns without emptying your vest of the original shot shells used. When the birds are flying good and fast, in the heat of the moment, you are trying to load as quickly as possible and may not feel the difference in the size of the shells. In the heat of the moment is when Shit Happens. It's the kind of mistake that could cost you you're eyesight or your life. (Not being arrogant or making excuses either) There's no room for error in any shooting sport.
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 11:50:21 AM »
Yep you could easily never see the color difference if loading from your pocket or vest and pushing in magazine.I would think I would feel the difference in size,but when the dove hunting is hot and heavy right before dusk it could easily be done.
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 12:16:55 PM »
I'm glad I'm not hunting with you 2! Somebody shoot the dog by accident?  LOL! I have hunted doves and quail a bunch and never saw this happen! I thought you could do the same with 16 and 28 gauge. maybe 10 and 12?

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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 06:23:35 PM »
I don't own anything but 12's so it wouldn't happen to me,but I can see how it could happen.I can load my gun by feel.Don't have to look at shell,or mag when putting in mag
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 07:51:01 PM »
Yep you could easily never see the color difference if loading from your pocket or vest and pushing in magazine.I would think I would feel the difference in size,but when the dove hunting is hot and heavy right before dusk it could easily be done.
+1     Just a theory on how the above pictured accident could have happened, but you could lose a dog or a friend on a bird hunt if you were Dick Cheney.  ::)   
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 09:37:21 PM »
Have you ever heard the saying "I'd rather go hunting with Cheney than take a ride with a Kennedy"?
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 09:43:07 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 03:23:43 AM »
John Wayne did the same thing as Cheney. He shot Ward Bond. When Bond died much later, he left John Wayne his shotgun.  :)

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Re: 12 gauge and 20 gauge shot shells OOOPS!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 06:14:58 AM »
A year ago I taught a firearms safety class as part of an agricultural and outdoor safety seminar for a several area schools. The local game warden loaned me his safety orange spotted long guns. The most interesting piece was the formerly working shotgun missing a few pieces due to a smaller case down the barrel, probably just like what was in the picture. The kids eyes sure got big when they heard how the shotgun was broke and wanted to know what happened to the shooter. I donít remember what I said but they could change their name to Lefty or Lucky.
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