Wrong Powder Blows Muzzleloader’s Fingers Off

    I take no pleasure in posting the picture above. Its from a hunter in my native Indiana who used the wrong powder and suffered a catastrophic detonation.


    According to the Indiana DNR from their 7th District’s Facebook page:

    Corporal Eric Doane worked a firearm accident last night in Martin County that resulted in the shooter losing a couple fingers. This is what can happen when you shoot smokeless powder out of a muzzleloader designed for black powder.

    PSA: Make SURE you know which powder you are loading.

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.