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Old May 4, 2013, 07:54 PM   #12
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
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Drifting into centerfire bolt actions: I noticed my uncle, after unloading his bolt-action, stick a pinky finger into the chamber. "How come?" I asked.

He explained that years before, my father had unloaded a Model 70 in .257 Roberts, closed the bolt and pulled the trigger.

It was very loud in the bedroom. High db in a closed space is painful.

So, that pinky-finger habit has stayed with me through many decades. Yeah, it may look empty, but insurance is a Good Thing.
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