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Some thoughts on Eye Protection

June 12 2017 at 12:30 PM
(Login Knobs)

Good Afternoon,

After over 7 years shooting Field Target I got hit right below my right eye with a lead fragment. It was a fragment from a shot I took at a 12 yard target with a rifle is set to shoot at 11 fpe.

It hit high up on my cheek and stung enough that I was pretty certain it would have damaged my eye had it hit the eyeball.

I put on a pair of safety glasses for the rest of the match & will be wearing them from now on.

I'd always figured the odds of something like that happening were miniscule. Now I look at it like it's not worth the risk.


This message has been edited by Knobs on Jun 12, 2017 12:44 PM

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On line trajectory calc by Brad Troyer MILDOTS


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