Savage getting sued
A Duchesne man whose rifle exploded on a hunting trip and sent shrapnel into his face is suing the gun company for negligence.
Jesse Tatman is suing the company that makes the rifle, Savage Arms, as well as The Sports Authority ó formerly Gart Sports ó for liability, breach of warranties and negligence.
Tatman bought the rifle in January 2003 and hunted in the 2003 season during which the 300 Remington Ultra Magnum worked flawlessly, according to a lawsuit filed in 4th District Court on Oct. 20.
However, during a deer hunting trip in Daggett County on Oct. 22, 2004, when he aimed at a deer and pulled the trigger, “the gun exploded and disintegrated into dozens of pieces, sending debris as far as fifty feet away, and into (Tatman’s) face,” according to the lawsuit.
Tatman’s nose was bleeding and he had several pieces of “gun stock lodged in his face,” according to the suit.
My initial guess is faulty ammo (either reloads or an oops from some factory ammo). But we’ll see.