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evollep3
10-04-2009, 10:52 PM
Today a buddy and I went to the Stockton Range to do a little sighting in for 2 rifles my new SPR and my AR10 on a new scope we also brought my bohica to try out on their 200 yard range they just reopened back up well to make the Story short While shooting my Bohica I was just a little too close to the scope and you can only imagine what happened :chris: (Scope Slapped) it hit me so hard it broke the high mount scope rings (see pictures)
and pushed the scope 1 inch back. Luckily i was wearing my eye protection and had no injuries not even the ring signature however my glasses were not as fortunate

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/Evollep3/IMG_1192.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/Evollep3/IMG_1194.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/Evollep3/IMG_1196.jpg

so the lesson here always always always wear eye protection or you will look like this
click link
http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/just_plain_stupid/Rifle_Scope_To_Eye/

hkdad
10-04-2009, 10:57 PM
dayum... good thing you are OK!

evollep3
10-04-2009, 10:59 PM
yea your telling me i didnt even think it hit me that hard

Guns R Tools
10-04-2009, 11:05 PM
1st: It's good to hear you are okay.
2nd: got pic of eye protection?
3rd: what kind/brand of rings were those?

evollep3
10-04-2009, 11:25 PM
1st: It's good to hear you are okay.
2nd: got pic of eye protection?
3rd: what kind/brand of rings were those?

Eye protect i think it is in the garbage or in my car i will look for it tomorrow its not shattered or anything just a circle scatch down the right side the scope had a rubber overmold on it or else it would of been worst

the rings were some cheap no name brand i had sitting around i think it was a walmart set from long time ago

a1fabweld
10-05-2009, 12:24 AM
Off topic, but how do you like that Bohica 50? I'm considering getting an upper in 50 BMG from them.

Spyder
10-05-2009, 1:11 AM
Use good rings on the fifty. I've got Leupold PRW's on my .510 DTC right now and I don't like 'em. They're not sturdy enough...
And buy a good scope that'll have lots and lots of eye relief! I'm running a 16 power that has 4 inches of relief. Haven't had an issue with scope eye yet!

Millions-Knives
10-05-2009, 1:45 AM
...Maybe it was good thing he was using cheap rings. The rings gave out before his face did. :D

Sort of like those those crumple zones in an automobile. The impact would've been worse had he used quality rings!

Glad you're okay and were using adequate protection.

swerv512
10-05-2009, 3:53 AM
^^^
+1... the brittle rings probably saved him from getting the "coon eye..."