Tennessee Fisherman Hooks Rifle Grenade

   08.01.16

Tennessee Fisherman Hooks Rifle Grenade

Tennessee — According to a police department press release, a fisherman reeled in a grenade from Tennessee’s Old Hickory Lake last month.

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Apparently the fellow had enough knowledge to recognize it for what it was: a grenade. Not your standard “pineapple” hand grenade, but a military M22 rifle grenade.

After a lot of back-and-forthing between Hendersonville and Nashville city police, FBI, and ATF, someone finally decided to blow the thing up. This they did, about 4 hours after it had been “caught.”

A little research leads me to believe that the M22 is a smoke grenade, which doesn’t sound nearly as impressive as just plain “grenade.” Still, I imagine it could leave a mark if it popped while you were unhooking it from your fishing line.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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