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Had scope eye before. A combination of bad form, short eye relief, and moderate recoil. I'm an idiot.


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Gotcha...what scope? Most cheaper scopes have shitty eye relief...
 

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Gotcha...what scope? Most cheaper scopes have shitty eye relief...
Bushnell Elite 4200 1.5-6. I really blame it on bad shooting form. I said to myself before I shot.."Self, this is going to bite you." I was right. I'm a dumbass.
 

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Just a scratch. Lay off the Moxie’s before you’re shooting sessions will ya!;)
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No Moxie to start with but certainly a shot of Tin Cup when I got home.
 
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Welcome to the club, which probably everyone on this forum belongs to. Also, you get two extra gold stars for drawing blood!!
 

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Not in club yet.:rolleyes: I did put the wrong bullets in my rifle once if that counts?
Not truly my fault but I had it happen to me. Brand new unopened box of Remington 12 ga shotgun shells. Opened it up, grabbed a handful when I left the truck, and stoked 3 into my 870. Shot a bird and had another fly into a tree. Stroked a shell and a jam. Couldn't get it out. Took a good 20 minutes to whittle a stick to shove down the barrel, all the while that darned bird sitting there looking at me. Bird finally took off just before I got the shell out.

It was a 16 ga shell, green hull and all.
 

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Now you've got me worried. My Vortex Strike Eagle 3 doesn't show 100 yards focused above 9x. Some have suggested that I need to bring the scope in closer, as the adjustment ring is flat out. I've almost been kissed by this scope where it is - I don't relish the idea of moving it back another 1/4".
 

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Now you've got me worried. My Vortex Strike Eagle 3 doesn't show 100 yards focused above 9x. Some have suggested that I need to bring the scope in closer, as the adjustment ring is flat out. I've almost been kissed by this scope where it is - I don't relish the idea of moving it back another 1/4".
It only stings for a minute and there are no lasting effects no lasting effects
 

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I have a scar on my nose from my Muzzle loader scope. I must have put too much powder in or something. I remember thinking that the recoil felt stout compared to my 45/70 that I had just shot. A look in my truck mirror revealed blood running down my nose!
 
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