Today's job for Stuart, our regulator here at Westley Richards, was test firing a .500 Jeffery to which we fitted new mounts for a customer who's failing eyesight had rendered the rifle useless with only iron sights. I am quite sure that many of you will have now made the assumption that 'only a fool would put a scope on a rifle of that size' which to some extent I would agree, a .500 Jeffery goes off with quite a thump. you will have assumed that the rifle and scope flew back and hit Stuart in the face but this was not the case, the scope came off and hit him! Deliberations are now ongoing as to whether the Smithson mounts are not man enough for the 500J & .505 or if the tightness adjustment was just not tight enough and blame can be laid at the bench of the fitter!
Check your scope is tight!!