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Teen injured as gun explodes

October 14, 2013

A Lower Salem youth was listed in stable condition at Grant Medical Center in Columbus Sunday after a muzzleloader rifle exploded in his face while deer hunting Saturday evening....

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Oct-15-13 1:51 PM

after his muzzleloader rifle exploded in his face, causing injuries to his right eye and hand.

Couldn't have been on the seat beside him, I say he was taking aim...something definitely wrong with the gun...

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Oct-15-13 1:14 PM

Since there is very little info in this report,

there is another report in todays paper under "local roundup"...says he had injuries to his eye and hand, sounds like he was taking aim...

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Oct-15-13 6:42 AM

730 too late to legally hunt and much too dark

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Oct-15-13 5:16 AM

Say didn't the CVA inline muzzleloaders have issues where they were basically blowing the bolts backwards in the shooters face at one time?

The problem being something wrong with the metallurgy of the gun.

Then again maybe in the thrill of the hunt he load too many pellets into the gun.

That would cause it to blow up right there when fired.

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Oct-14-13 7:55 PM

asknot..he was shooting out the window of the truck and yes it was a inline muzzleloader. Shooting from inside a vehicle is illegal!!

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Oct-14-13 5:21 PM

i disagree with both of you. It was muzzle-loader season those two day's. So therefore he was not committing any crime nor was he hunting illegally! As for where it took place this is what it said (The exact location of the explosion has not been determined, but Mincks said it appeared the rifle blew up while Oliver was inside a pickup truck.) that doesn't necessarily mean he was in the truck. Prayer's Go out to the family.

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Oct-14-13 1:54 PM

asknot..exploded in his face. It was a inline muzzleloader. He was shooting it when it exploed. He was hunting Illegally.

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Oct-14-13 10:24 AM

Hope he is alright, but why was he shooting a gun inside a vehicle?

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