You hate to see things like this happen, but here is another muzzleloader accident that will leave you cringing.
Gun safety is a big deal. It is important to be cautious and practice good habits. Unfortunately though, sometimes guns just malfunction. Whether that be user error or product failure is always the big debate.
The important thing isn't feuding between which one it was or insulting the victim, but rather learning something from it and hoping they recover from it. We have had a few bad muzzleloader incidents come across our site. And now we can add another one to that.
Below is the quote from the post that was made. Any specifics beyond this are not known...but wow, consider this guy lucky this is all that happened!
We had an ugly reminder this weekend that you can never be to safe. I decided to film my good buddy off my hip as I looked down the spotter. Little did I know what would ensue, as you will/have watched. Muzzleloader season is almost upon us and for other states it's here. Please please be safe and check your gun before you load and fire it. We don't know the exact reason as to why this ultimate muzzleloader blew up but it did. This accident could have been a lot lot worse for my buddy but someone was looking over him and he is extremely lucky. Safety first and always!
And here is the video of the whole accident unfolding. Safe to say he needs to be counting his blessings because it could have been a lot worse.
This is absolutely INSANE - Muzzleloader EXPLODES on the range. Be safe guys! Video Courtesy: Courtney Crane
Posted by I Love To Hunt on Monday, September 18, 2017
We hope he has a speedy recovery and it looks as if things are stitched up and headed in the right direction for healing.
We can't urge you all enough to check, double check, and check your muzzleloaders again to make sure that the firing process will result in a fluid shot when shooting. These injuries are no joke and we don't wish them on our worst enemies.
We also encourage you not to have a negative connotation towards muzzleloaders as they are very effective guns and products.
Be safe out there and have fun!