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Stizos
 September 10 2017 08:36PM (Read 1529 times)  
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 September 11 2017 09:54AM  
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moral of the story. ALWAYS USE A WITNESS MARK! He's definitely lucky. I did the same thing once. Was even luckier, not a scratch on me. One little sliver. But others have not been nearly so fortunate. USE A WITNESS MARK!!


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 September 11 2017 10:16AM  
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moral of the story. ALWAYS USE A WITNESS MARK! He's definitely lucky. I did the same thing once. Was even luckier, not a scratch on me. One little sliver. But others have not been nearly so fortunate. USE A WITNESS MARK!!

I use a white paint pencil for that because it shows up easier than a pencil mark like I've seen a few use.


 
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 September 11 2017 12:07PM  
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No way 4 pellets did that. He loaded it on top of another load.


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 September 11 2017 03:23PM  
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Mr.Seaguar just go get a gun like that one and double load it and see for your self! They turn into a big pipe bomb it is way to much pressure way to fast for the gun barrel to handle. Just make sure you use a long line to the trigger!


 
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 September 11 2017 09:31PM  
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Black powder substitute pellets are not very powerful. 4 vs 3 would not blow up your gun. I know this because a good friend of mine did not realize 777 pellets were 2 high. He loaded 4 pellets every time for years before I saw him do it.


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 September 12 2017 11:11AM  
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Hard to say if he double loaded it or had 4 pellets versus 2. The picture of the ML does look similar to CVA Wolf which has a maximum load of 100 grains or 2 pellets . While I'm not sure if my Encore would be ok using 6 pellets, not going to risk it at this time! Eek!


 
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