I enjoyed another fun Kentucky Challenge. With the exception of Friday morning's fog, we were blessed with wonderful weather. Great to see everyone who made it. I always appreciate all the information and assistance so freely offered by the experienced shooters. Thanks, Mark, for your foresight in having a Hankins bullet-puller in your toolbox, allowed me to continue with the event after I unfortunately double-loaded my rifle. And thank you very much to Jeff Hankins for demonstrating the proper use of his bullet-puller invention to get me back in the game.
I know I'm old and my brain is mushy, so I'll use my potentially disastrous mistake as an opportunity to caution all muzzleloader shooters about how easy it is to lose track of where one is in their loading sequence. Put together a routine and stick to it, I didn't and that caused my mistake. Use a loading block to offer visual reference, stay focused and don't get distracted. And always be aware of your ram-rods proper load witness mark to be immediately alerted of "something not being right". And if you have the "something not right" feeling, DO NOT THINK ABOUT FIRING THE GUN UNTIL THERE IS NO PROBLEM. I learned a big lesson from my double-load experience that hopefully will help me stay safe through the balance of my shooting days.