oh boy, not a good morning Tator. I was on hand years ago when a buddy took one the same way while sighting in a rifle in PA. We were able to close up the gash with steri (spell?) strips. Just a question, do you have a long eye relief on the shotgun scope? I'm sure you do. I have read about people installing rifle scopes on shotguns and feel the pain of their mistake afterwards. Good luck on the healing up and get the tom!!!!