After over fifty years of rifle shooting I have had an accidental discharge. From the start of shooting I have never put my finger inside a trigger guard unless I was about to fire. I just dont do it. No damage but to a bit of pride I suppose but what happened. Was it the rifle? should not be. It is a reletively new prohunter. Took me a bit to work it out. But it could happen to anyone. My jacket has fairly stiff velcro cuff tags. These sit pointing directly at the rifle. I surmise the most likely scenario is that it caught under the trigger and pulled as my hand returned to the stock. The discharge was not at the completion of the bolt cycle but was before my hand reached the palm swell on the stock. Rifle was in a safe angle as the recycle took place.
It emphisises the need to be safety concious at all times. I will be applying the safety before recycling the bolt. The tags on the jacket will not be sticking out on the next trip. Small things you do not realise are a hazzard can catch us out.