Wrong gunpowder causes hunter to lose fingers

Wrong gunpowder causes hunter to lose fingers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WWBT) - An Indiana man lost a couple of fingers when he loaded the wrong powder into his rifle.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources posted a picture on Facebook of a muzzleloader split into pieces after someone loaded it with smokeless powder instead of black powder. The department said the shooter lost a couple fingers.

Smokeless powder is more powerful than black powder, the Indianapolis Star explained. Muzzleloaders are legal for Indiana deer hunting and are similar to muskets, using black powder and a projectile instead of a modern bullet, according to the newspaper.

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