Funny story there. I pulled a stunt at the range once that really made me look like an idiot. I was shooting SASS at the time, and had a big old Henry levergun that was very accurate and a beautiful firearm. Anyway, as I was loading the tubular magazine, I was chatting with a buddy and when I pushed the rod down to secure the rounds, damn thing slipped out of my hand and launched about 15 feet downrange! Range officer immediately appeared and proceeded to shut down the range whilst ole Eli went and picked up his rifle parts. EMBARRASSING S$%%! Fortunately, no harm no foul, and I had indeed shown my safety prowess by launching my UFO downrange. Sideways or backways might not have been so funny. Enjoyed your story, I cranked elevation into a scope onetime, one click at a time, while trying to adjust windage. DUH!