Savage Muzzleloader Lawsuit


    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot.

    This time, the gun barrel exploded, knocking the farmer from Hampton, Iowa, backward, severely damaging his right hand and ear and burning his face.

    Unknown to Hansen, the manufacturer of the rifle that injured him in 2014 had received other complaints of explosions and injuries over the prior decade. Customers repeatedly reported that the barrel of the stainless steel 10 ML-II muzzleloader exploded, burst, split or cracked, according to thousands of court documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

    This is going around today

    I always wanted one of these, glad my distrust of Savage prevented me from buying one, seems like they had a problem, it’ll be interesting to see what comes out and what exactly Savage knew.

  • I always wonder which way it went: Ignorant user, or ignorant manufacturer?

    Either way, ignorance is in abundant supply these days.

  • In this instance it may be both.