PURITY -- An Eden Township man was transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus Monday after an apparent bullet casing struck him in the stomach.
Jack Davis, 21, of 9972 Baker Road NE in Eden Township, was shooting a BB gun at a live cartridge at about 2:15 p.m. Monday, said Licking County Sheriff's Sgt. Rob Bame. After he hit the cartridge, the casing struck him, Bame said.
"He was shooting at a live cartridge with a BB gun," he said. "We don't think it was the actual bullet that hit him, we think it was the casing."
Davis was transported by medical helicopter to Grant Medical Center in Columbus; he was discharged Monday.
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Well, gotta admit we've done similar here, with bad cartridges - dented, cracked case-mouths, pushed-in bullets, etc. We stuck them into the target backing at 50 yards, and hit the primer with a good .22 rifle. A loud POP! and a bigger hole in the target backer.
Not smart maybe, but we do take precautions.
Case and bullet always wind up well down-range.
Had a buddy shoot a full 12 oz. CO2 cartridge once, at about 25 yards.
It wizzed back and hit him in the chest. Now, that was STUPID!