Discussion in 'On Topic' started by spankaveli, Jan 1, 2008.
repost but worth a second watch. That's some scary shit.
Repost but yeah that shit is crazy. He's one lucky/unlucky motherfucker.
Can someone explain to me what to look for in a proper backstop? The thought that a bullet could come back like that is fucking scary.
This is my classic fav.
the sound of it coming back
1--isn't solid rock or steel.
2--isn't too close to you.
I can't remember where I found it, but I read th story written by the guy that filmed that. They were firing at very close ranges and basically at solid rock, so the round came back at them.
I want to say it was on ar15, but I could be wrong.
Is there any risk of a ricochet of a .22LR fired at those steel spinning/plinking targets?
Yes... anytime you are shooting at a solid target there is a chance for riccochet. I've caught shards of .22's plenty of times while shooting silhouttes. That is why it is imperative to wear proper eye protection while shooting. The worst I ever caught was a full .45 slug that came back off of a bowling pin. Don't ask me how it happened but I had a hell of a bruise on my shoulder and still have the deformed, yet all in one piece slug that hit me.
.22 rounds are the worst
i thought as long as the target is flat steel plate the bullet will splatter instead of ricochet?
I've never seen it and apparently alot of people that replied haven't either.
I was shooting bowling pins with a .45 the other day from 10 yards or so and I feel something hit my pants after a shot. I look down and there's a mushroomed bullet.
I read a story where a guy shot a clutch from a car out in the desert with a .45 it came back and hit him right in the left nut.
The angle of incident = the angle of reflection.
If you use impossibly high powered rounds, it is going to have to go somewhere.....
When I was 5, my mom took me to the zoo--we went to see the ducks and geese.
I asked "Do they bite?"
She said "If its got a mouth, it can bite."
Anything could richochet, but how much power is absorbed by the target, how much power does the round still have, can it get back to you, etc . . .
I never thought hitting a bowling pin can cause the bullet to come back.
Haha nor did I... I still shoot pins as I have an absolute blast doing it but the thought of another riccochet is always in the back of my mind. I did take quite a while off of shooting any pins/silhouettes after that incident. The only thing I worry about is my safety glasses not stopping one and being struck in the eye.
I'm guessing the riccochet in my case happened because these pins had seen some use and had a few slugs sticking in them. I never thought it was enough to cause an entire slug to fly back at me. Must've just been the perfect hit to deflect it back the way it did.