I was recently asked about everything I see when I'm out on the Sporting Clays Course. I see lots of things when I am camped out at a station taking pictures and generally keep quiet about them. Except at the Houma Oilman's 2012 event.
Certainly a stroke of luck that out of 14 stations I could have been on, that when the wad didn’t clear the barrel and the shooter was just about to shoot again that I got VERY loud and brought it to the shooters attention and also all of the trappers and squad mates that were standing very close.
As it turned out, the wad was about 6-8 inches into the barrel and had to be pushed out with a bamboo shoot. At the time, when it sunk in what had "not" happened, this shooter thanked me several times.
I tell you this as that same shooter came up to me and thanked me again for preventing him from blowing up his gun. I corrected him and said I actually prevented you from blowing off your hand – guns are replaceable, hands aren’t!
He said he tells that story often…as do I!