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I took a 7.62 to the head last night ....

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ....

    Maybe this is only funny to me and I should have been taking the concussion protocol seriously

    ....

    I was preparing the recycling last night, moving empty water bottles out of the bin and to a bag, when I stood up I clocked myself on the cabinet.
    Hand to head, felt funny, grabbed paper shop towel, yep blood, grabbed first aid kit, started ripping open pads, adding one to the previous as they bled thru.

    After a short while the bleeding was stopped, the wife evaluated and told me to man up.*

    While I was cleaning up, I noticed the packages for the steri-pads all said they were: 7.62 x

    Ok 7.62 cm or 3in.






    * no she actually was worried I had a concussion and kept bothering me to ensure my speech wasn't slurred etc. After hitting your head some Johnnie Walker is appropriate medicine.
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Thought you were headed to the bathroom and expecting trouble...not sure what you were going to shoot in the chitter but a 7.62 should destroy most brown trout with power to spare. However next trip to the head might be different.
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I was thinking, "not my 7.62 if you're still alive to post about it". o_O


    :D
     
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  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    See that "thing"
    in my left temple? well that is part of a 7.62 round...
    and I don't wanna talk about it....:(
    1122.jpeg
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    :eek:

    Good thing it was only a part and not the whole thing at once!


    Is that white circular ring where your brain was? (I'M KIDDING!!) ;)
     
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  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I took a .44 mag round at an indoor range in the stomach. It ricocheted off the baffle with enough return power to actually break the skin and I had to dig it out. Quite painful and very unsettling. The shooter had snuck in some overloaded hand loads. After it happened, he was asked to leave.
     
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  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Dang... youse guys!! :eek:
     
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  8. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    That fragment that you can see in the xray was the biggest and was about 35 grs... it made me bleed like a stuck pig. Within 30 seconds I had blood from my head all the way down to my socks. I had fragments also stuck in my face and a few in my neck, and one went thru my ear.
    My wife was ticked, I walked back in the house and just sat down and said I might need a band aid! o_O
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Head wounds always bleed profusely. I give you 1,000 man-point kudos for the band-aid response to the wife! :s0155:


    Wait a minute.... I thought you didn't want to talk about it?! o_O
     
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  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    :s0084:
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I took a .38 Special ricochet in the arm at COSSA several years ago at a CASS shoot - didn't break the skin but felt like a punch from a boxer!
     
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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    about 48 years ago I was out in the desert where a bunch of autos had been dumped. Don't ask me why but I decided to test the frt. bumper on an early 50's Cadillac w/my 45. I shot the left corner of the bumper which was apparently made of spring steel the spring back planted the slug on my calf, felt like a hammer strike
     
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  13. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Don't bring a gun to a car fight!!
     
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  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Did I ever show anyone where the horse bit me?:D
     
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  15. winchester270

    winchester270 Lafayette Active Member

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    I was hit in the back and fore arm with pieces from an .06 from a dumb bubblegum at close range. luckily it was only small pieces but was enough to break skin and have to dig out with a pocket knife in the woods...
    He is now in the military lol
     
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  16. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    YUP! Don't know what it is about old car bodies, but they'll do it to you.:confused:
     
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  17. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Horses don't like peanut butter
     
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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had a friend trying to take an old burned tree down. "Hold my beer" style.
    With a 12ga.
    I had a some buckshot hit me in the arm. Luckily it felt like a low power bb gun.

    Speaking of banging your head, i was stopping down garbage in a parking garage for work, and jumped too high, smack the back of my head on a concrete beam. Boom! Legs went out and I crumbled into the dumpster. Luckily i didn't go night night. Got out and decided it was full enough.
     
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  19. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    My head is so scarred-up from close encounters it looks like a topo map
     
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  20. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Okay........here goes......never thought I'd admit this publicly but it fits the thread.....

    Picture the scene.

    26 years ago.
    Old logging road, Mil-spec 556 ammo, 10" steel pipe standing vertical.
    21 year old "kid" not really thinking consequences, hip shoots at said pipe.
    Direct-back ricochet, "through and through" 1 1/2" to the left of the base of the zipper of my jeans. Through one of the "twins"
    Lots of bleeding, driving a stick shift 4x4 with one hand (the other was applying direct pressure) 10+ miles home.
    All healed well.
    Couldn't stand up straight for 3+months.

    Lesson(s) learned.

    Now with three kids of my own (yes, they are mine ;)) we are the safest most cautious shooters that I know.