8 gauge shells?

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by PaulinKansas, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    I nearly shot myself one time.
    Dad used to take me over to the west bank of the local lake and we would pass shoot at Canada geese flying out the feed. I use my Grandad's standard Mod. 12, all the shooting was vertical, and the geese were usually very high.
    One time a flock came over and I took a shot, and shooting straight up, recoil, and the slickness of that hard butt pad caused the gun to slide off my shoulder.
    Somehow I got it pumped, and when the butt stock hit the ground, the gun went off.
    I could feel the concussion go past my face. Scared the heck outta me.
    I still think about that when I take an overhead shot
     

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