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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by WheelGunMan, Jan 23, 2020.

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  1. WheelGunMan

    WheelGunMan Member

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    I reloaded 100 rounds yesterday at 38+p and shot them at the range this morning. When finished I took the wife out for lunch and I noticed this bruise on my shooting hand wrist. Wasn't their when I left the range as I stopped and washed all the GPR off my hands. Only thing I can think that caused it was the recoil. I was shooting the equivalant of 125 grain .38+P's with my LCRx.357 ...it has the small Hogue Tamer grips off an LCR. Never had this happen before. Any thoughts? IMG_20200123_162642946.jpg
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    Maybe banged your arm on the way out of the door? Do you take aspirin or other blood thinners regularly?
     
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  3. WheelGunMan

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    I take a baby aspirin once a day. I'm not prone to bruising.
     
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    When i first shot my S&W 337PD 10 oz 38+P, i thought i broke my hand. Worse then a 460 in T/C 15". Or the 30-30.

    I would head to the ER.
     
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  5. Milt1

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    I'm doubtful that it's recoil as recoil it seems would push the arm upward and back not push the hand sideways?
     
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    May have burst a small blood vessel.
     
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    Two handed grip? Is the bruise where the base of the support hand thumb presses on the wrist?
     
  8. WheelGunMan

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    The 3" LCRx is 21 oz. so I really don't feel any recoil with .38+P's.

    I put dust seals around my trucks tailgate and it closes a little hard. Was in and out of it a few times this AM, though it's never bothered me before.. It's a mystery at this point. I coulda slapped it into the wall sleeping last night for all I know. I did wake up with a sore shoulder. LOL

    I don't think it merits a trip to the ER.

    Because it showed up after shooting, I thought it might me related.
     
  9. LiveLife

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    Of shooting wrist, I am assuming.

    Is it causing pain, swelling, stiffness, numbness or tingling?

    How about when trying to write or putting pressure when mimicking trigger pull?
     
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    This question is best left to medical professions, not people at a gun forum.
     
  11. LiveLife

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    Well, something caused the bruise.

    As fxvr5 posted, if you experience pain, swelling, etc. symptoms that persist, I would have it checked out.
     
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    Seriously????
     
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    No pain, no tenderness, no swelling, no tingling, no numbness. I just cleaned the two guns I used today and loaded some snap caps in and have been doing some dry fire practice. Everything is normal except for the discoloration.
     
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    I have beat my shoulders up pretty good, right shoulder was so sore I switched to the left, should have just quit in retrospect.

    Never had anything that looked like that from pistol shooting, including some I have chambered in centerfire rifle calibers.
     
  15. mrawesome22-250

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    Rub some dirt on it.
     
  16. Average Joe

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    Use some of your wife's makeup on it, soldier on......
     
  17. WheelGunMan

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    :thumbup:

    Thanks a guys for your concern. I'm a little embarrassed by the attention this has received.
     
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    When shooting an M14 getting ready for an event, I shot every day. A bruise on my shooting shoulder developed. No soreness (shooting the rifle didn't bother me), no pain. It went away after the event. Nothing much of concern.
     
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    It could be a sign of an underlying problem. If more bruises develop for no reason do go to a doctor. May simply be a broken blood vessel though.
     
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    I did something very similar to that a couple of weeks ago. My washing machine is making a loud noise on the spin cycle. A YT video told me I needed to break loose the big nut on the bottom of the drum in order to access the worn out bearing. I was beating on a wrench with the palm of my hand trying to break the frozen nut loose. No success. But I did turn my palm and wrist a nice color like yours. And it was sore. But it went away in about a week. And I bet yours will too. Maybe next time try a shooting glove or just any thin leather glove and see if that helps. An old glove you can cut the fingers off of.

    I am going to go with the broke blood vessel.
     
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  21. higgite

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    Take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning.

    Me: Doc, it hurts when I do this.
    Doc: Don't do that.
     
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    The longer you continue the aspirin the more you’ll see light bruising such as that. I started in 89 After a heart attack. Age is a factor also I believe.
     
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  23. Bush Pilot

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    You might have smacked it on something without realizing you'd done it, it's very common in my world.
     
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    Even a baby aspirin once per day will lead to more bleeding/bruising than "normal" particularly as you age.
     
  25. Phlier

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    Don't mean to be an alarmist, but doing an activity that didn't previously bruise you suddenly starts bruising you can be a symptom of a rather serious condition. It's worth having it checked out. Most likely nothing, but if it is something you'll be glad you did.
     
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