Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

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Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby WildBill » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:40 pm

Forum protocol forbids me from posting my real thoughts about this really really dumb person. :banghead:
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Postby Syntyr » Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:54 pm

As Jamie from Mythbusters would say "Well there's your problem!" Your Stupid! Image
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby flintknapper » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:20 pm

Let's see............3 pounds of tannerite stuffed into a old riding lawn mower. I wonder if there will be 'shrapnel'?

I wonder if I might be hit by any of the SHRAPNEL ? I wonder, I wonder, I wonder.........

Oh look....my left leg below my knee is gone. I think we have our answer! :roll:



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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Jago668 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:57 pm

flintknapper wrote:Let's see............2 pounds of tannerite stuffed into a old riding lawn mower.


Article said 3 pounds.

There have been a few stories of people injured, and I know of at least one killed, by putting tannerite into things. Why people think putting pounds of explosives into metal containers is a good idea I'll never know. Especially when they take zero precautions.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Dadtodabone » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:41 pm

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Postby Javier730 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:36 am

WildBill wrote:Forum protocol forbids me from posting my real thoughts about this really really dumb person. :banghead:

:iagree: Idiots like this are going to ruin the tanerite fun for the rest of us. Not to mention other morons will blame the rifle.
Jago668 wrote:Why people think putting pounds of explosives into metal containers is a good idea I'll never know. Especially when they take zero precautions.

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Postby mrvmax » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:24 am

It's a dangerous thing when people make themselves experts on something they know nothing about. In the military there were times when we were a 1/4 to 1/2 mile away from an explosion we set up and we were too close (it's not a good feeling to hear shrapnel coming toward you after an explosion, a MK series bomb baseplate makes a distinctive sound when it is hurling toward you). That guy was right up on the explosion and had probably watched too many videos and thought he knew what he was doing. It's a shame that someone got hurt that bad in order to learn a lesson, hopefully others will learn without having to get hurt.

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Excaliber » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:20 am

Even a double facepalm doesn't begin to do this story justice.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Sport Coach » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:47 am

It said he was 43 feet from the mower - 14 yards! I can't imagine shooting at anything that combined explosive material and metal without being a very long way away. Then again, when in junior high we tossed a few spray cans into a fire and hid behind tree trunks for at least 5 minutes. Afterward we figured that was pretty stupid even though just the spray buttons popped out with only a slight hiss.
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Postby oljames3 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:35 am

Sport Coach wrote:It said he was 43 feet from the mower - 14 yards! I can't imagine shooting at anything that combined explosive material and metal without being a very long way away. ...

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Keith B » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:58 am

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Flightmare » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:01 am

I think this guy is the epitome of a phrase that one of my former co-workers used to say;
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby mayor » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:05 am

you need to put "graphic" in the title. I couldn't imagine how someone could loose a leg after shooting a lawn mower. Curiosity grossly satisfied. Wish I hadn't clicked the link. :eek6


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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby SewTexas » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:36 am

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