Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:20 PM
He was a Navy EOD (Explosives Ordinance Disposal) tech disarming unexploded munitions in Iraq so the civilians could return to their normal lives after we bomb the poop out of them during the first Gulf war. We don't take his "legs" with us when we hunted, that's why I had to pick him up from my Jeep and put him in the sled. It would've been way to hard for him to use his "legs" on the uneven terrains and sand so we opted to leave them at home. Once inside the blind and in his chair, I got his rifle set up on his custom 2x4 rest and when he got comfortable, I positioned his prosthetic arms on the rifle. The right arm had the typical split hook that rested on the bolt. The butt of the rifle in the usual shoulder location. His left arm was propped up by another 2x4 in the shape of a "T" and the hook section was an "L" shape that I had to position in the trigger when we actually got ready to shoot. He was able to move his upper body so the rifle could swing left to right at about a 3 foot range. All I had to do was to line him up with the target (coyote) and the rest was up to him. A small movement of that "L" hook was all that was required to set the rifle off. He got pretty deadly shooting this way at the rifle range, hitting clay pigeons positioned at different distances out to 200yds.Wish he was still here in California but he's got a better life now back in Maine. Thanks for asking BC9696.Sorry to steal the post tonyd. Blinds can work if you dress them up with some surrounding materials and stay there all day.
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