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Hot brass burn - OUCH!

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  1. Molly

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    Look what a .22LR shell did to my when it ejected and snuck through the top of my shooting glasses. I never would have imagined 22 brass would get so hot! BTW it came from my BuckMark, and bounced off of the wall back at me. OUCH!
     

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  2. Pheonix

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    My 6 yr old went to 1st grade a couple weeks ago with a perfect .22 profile burn on his forearm. He bragged about it like it was an old war wound.
     
  3. Mike Irwin

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    Yep, brass can get VERY hot.

    That's one nasty burn.

    I had a similar one years ago on my eyelid.

    Same thing, bounced off the wall and behind my glasses.

    I've since started wearing a hat while shooting indoors.
     
  4. DorGunR

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    Molly Just pretend it's an old dueling scar.;)
     
  5. Mal H

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    OUCH indeed! I had a .22 shell lodge under my collar, again a bounceback. It left a perfect little burn mark, rim and all. 22's get just as hot or maybe even hotter than most other cases since they are relatively small and can't dissipate heat as fast.
     
  6. Stevie-Ray

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    I danced around awhile when a 10mm case slipped down my collar to the small of my back. It's happened many times similar to this, but this was the worst.
     
  7. James Bondrock

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    I had a hot .45 case from a Glock 30 lodge between my shooting glasses and cheekbone. Instinctively, I tore the glasses off my face with my free hand to dislodge the thing, while holding a loaded gun in my other hand. Somehow I managed to keep my finger off the trigger and the muzzle pointed at my backstop.
     
  8. DorGunR

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    James Bondrock Welcome to THR.:D
     
  9. El Tejon

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    [rubbing back of neck]

    Just wait until you get .223 brass down your back. My neck and back look like a road map of Western Europe.:D

    Toothpaste in range bag.
     
  10. winstonsmith

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    A quite beautiful close lady friend of mine had a 9mm casing burn right between her.. erm.. mammaries. Somehow it didn't detract from her attractiveness:evil:
     
  11. OneShot

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    Yep, my wife learned the hard way about wearing low cut tops to the range.... She also learned about wearing sandals to the range when a 308 case got stuck between the side of her foot and a sandal strap while scorching hot.

    Live and learn I guess. I tried to warn her--Oneshot
     
  12. Aleko

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    Yeah, know the feeling… Had a case of .223 bounce off the wall right down my t-shirt, slide down my chest, and stick right under my belt. My reaction: try to kick it back up where it came from – nope :banghead: ; start pulling my t-shirt up with my weak hand – t-shirt came up, but case stuck (baked) to my skin and stayed right where it was :cuss: ; put the rifle down carefully (it was my first time out with this new nearly $2000 rifle, so I couldn’t just drop it), then proceed to peel the case off of me with both hands, making sure it doesn’t continue it’s trip further down :what: . After 5 seconds or so (which seemed like an hour at the time), I was case-free. Couldn’t wear my pants/belt the way I do for a couple of days. :eek: From now on – I’ll make sure to wear turtle-neck, or a very tight neck t-shirts while shooting.
     
  13. 10-Ring

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    Yeah, I know that feeling too! :eek: The worst burn was from a AK round that some how got lodged in my shirt sleeve :what: :rolleyes: But at least it makes for a cool story later :cool:
     
  14. Molly

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    I've been lightly burned by cases of all sizes from 9mm to .223's but I've never had one remove skin like this tiny rimfire did. Yes, a ball cap may be in order from now on -- good idea.

    And I too removed the glasses and hot brass in a frantic instant using my weak hand, and fortunately all while keeping the gun pointed downrange and AD-free.

    The worst thing is that I am running my trade show booth next week and will look like a darned street-fight scrapper!
     
  15. cracked butt

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    Shooting the prone position in a servive rifle match last year, an '06 case ejected from my rifle and neatly landed down the back of the next guys coat. The guy groaned and atepted to get the brass out of his back, it took him a few seconds to get it. I felt really bad for the guy, but I have to admit, I was laughing on the inside.:evil:
     
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    Ever had a long burst from a SAW spew empties down your blouse? It is a known military fact that Dogtags attract and hold hot brass.
     
  17. DorGunR

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    If you ever see pictures of Vietnam era helicopter doorgunners please note that their sleves are rolled down and buttoned and their flight suits are fastened tight at their throat...........there's a reason for this.;)
     
  18. CZPreB

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    Ow -- hope you've found something to take the sting away.

    Have a similar .22 mark near the beltline from a down-the-necker that's still visible a year later (but that's my pale geek underbelly -- hopefully yours'll fade before your trade show!). And like winstonsmith, saw a well-endowed friend do a little dance for us one evening with a warm 9mm tucked in her Victoria's Secret. I specifically cover this with new shooters now. "Yes, it's startling, yes, it's hot. Safety ON, gun on bench, THEN clear the casing from your person. OK?"

    On a related note, anyone ever go somewhere else after a range visit and discover some brass that followed you home? I was walking down an aisle in the supermarket one evening when two casings jumped out of my pants cuff (doggone non-tactical office wear! :) ) and tinkled across the linoleum! I thought they were loud as church bells :uhoh:, but nobody gasped or pointed or anything... Hooray for Condition White! :p
     
  19. Bowlcut

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    been there done that posted the exact same picture :D

    i learned wear a hat when shooting indoors cause my brass bounces off the boards
     
  20. geegee

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    A few weeks ago, I went to a range to shoot my AR15. I wore an old golf shirt that I left untucked and a pair of shorts.

    At one point during the session, the guy to the left of me let go a pretty fast volley from his own AR15, which began a cascade of brass my way. The first one caught me on the side of my head, which I shook off. The next two were more of a problem.

    Almost simultaneously, I felt two hot pieces of brass go down the back of my shirt. The first one almost stuck between my undershirt and my back, so I kind of yelped and stood up, pulling my shirt away from my body. That had the effect of dropping that casing out of my shirt, but by doing that it allowed the second one to go down the back of my briefs, where it temporarily wedged...well, the only place it could get wedged. :what: I'm sure anyone catching those dance moves would have gotten an eyefull.

    The shooter around my right side barricade came around to see what all the commotion was about, and started laughing. Double Naught Spy was my host that day, and was two shooters over to my left (although with his face into his scope, and that muzzle brake doing it's thing), I can't say he gave me much notice.

    Yeah, amazing how hot those rascals can get! :D geegee
     
  21. jsalcedo

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    The worst I ever got was a .38 wadcutter that bounced off a target stand
    and ricochet between the buttons of my shirt.

    Left a 2nd degree burn and scabby purple mark on my stomach.

    There is no dance quite like it. Kind of like a strip tease done to a LP playing at 78rpm.
     
  22. geegee

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    Yeah Bro, you been there! :neener: geegee
     
  23. geekWithA.45

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    Yep, Got the "Brass Dance" down.

    On one occassion, when .45 brass entered my shirt during a timed string, I simply grabbed it through the shirt and held it away from my skin while I finished the string.

    Needless to say, accuracy suffered, but the end result was "good enough for government work".
     
  24. Gus Dddysgrl

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    Nothing quite like a hot brass caught in the "victoria's Serect." Did the hot brass dance and daddy.... well daddy just stood there and laughed.

    I always have to wear glasses otherwise my accuracy would be way off. I hate having to wear glasses ALL the time. So luckily I don't get those kind of marks. They would be fun to show off, but I wouldn't want the pain they probably come with.

    Gus
     
  25. Red Dragon

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    Earlier this summer I went on a roadtrip to Vegas with my 2 best friends. We stopped at a range in Utah where I rented a desert eagle .50ae. I went in to range and fired several rounds before the unfortunate happened. due to the rotary bolt design of the desert eagle, it tends to launch the shells directly up when ejecting them. unfortunately my face happened to get in the way of one of them. the round flew up and hit me right in the nose, giving me a cut, burn and bruise all at the same time. This happened in June and I still have a small mark on the tip of my nose where the round hit.
     
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