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Old 09-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #15361
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The round was not fired by me. I was turned away having a smoke. It effin burns
Curiosity, how far from the point of origin were you, and what angle?

I'm not trying to start anything. But I kind of got pissed when people say it's impossible when I've seen it happen myself. I got my squad leader in the bicep with a ricochet while zeroing my SAW. He was prone right next to me spotting for me. His arm was approximately 20ish inches to my 3 o'clock. We were shoulder to shoulder, prone, I was firing single shots, and he was hit in the right bicep. We were the only ones on the range.

So when people try to tell me it was impossible, that a round can't physically return that close to it's origin, I take that as being called a liar. I don't like being called a liar.

So yeah, I'm personally just very curious about the details here.
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Curiosity, how far from the point of origin were you, and what angle?

I'm not trying to start anything. But I kind of got pissed when people say it's impossible when I've seen it happen myself. I got my squad leader in the bicep with a ricochet while zeroing my SAW. He was prone right next to me spotting for me. His arm was approximately 20ish inches to my 3 o'clock. We were shoulder to shoulder, prone, I was firing single shots, and he was hit in the right bicep. We were the only ones on the range.

So when people try to tell me it was impossible, that a round can't physically return that close to it's origin, I take that as being called a liar. I don't like being called a liar.

So yeah, I'm personally just very curious about the details here.
The steel is set 50yds down the pistol range there are only five benches in front of the steel..we had three of them so id say within nine feet?
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For those who think a ricochet can't happen on a straight away target, I would encourage you to rethink.

I had a shooting gallery set up in the back of the garage years back. I had happy meal toys set up and was shooting a crossman co2 22 cal pellet pistol at about 20'. I hit one of the hard plastic toys and the pellet came straight back and struck me center forehead. I bled and bled. Needless to say that ended my shooting gallery.

Another occasion we were shooting down at the property. My daughter had the p22 walther and shot a cinder block from about 15yards away. Immediately she grabbed her arm. My son jstrong looked on the ground and found about a third of the bullet. It didn't break the skin but left a welp. No more cinder block shooting.

If you still don't believe it can happen check this out.

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So , my thinking is if it can happen with a 22 pellet all the way to a 50 cal. It can happen with all bullets.
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For those who think a ricochet can't happen on a straight away target, I would encourage you to rethink.

I had a shooting gallery set up in the back of the garage years back. I had happy meal toys set up and was shooting a crossman co2 22 cal pellet pistol at about 20'. I hit one of the hard plastic toys and the pellet came straight back and struck me center forehead. I bled and bled. Needless to say that ended my shooting gallery.

Another occasion we were shooting down at the property. My daughter had the p22 walther and shot a cinder block from about 15yards away. Immediately she grabbed her arm. My son jstrong looked on the ground and found about a third of the bullet. It didn't break the skin but left a welp. No more cinder block shooting.

If you still don't believe it can happen check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Yep if you shoot long enough you will see some for of return fragments
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Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I hate people trying to tell me I'm wrong when I've seen with my own eyes.
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Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I hate people trying to tell me I'm wrong when I've seen with my own eyes.
I think you were there the day MB got hit in the arm.
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Well Winds , I stayed up till 4am giving breathing treatments , sucking out snotty noses and cleaning puke and doo-doo to two very sick lil kids with no help from the wheelchair bound wife .
Its a bad thing to hold two sick , crying and miserable kids all night inbetween cleaning puke up .
It sucks being helpless when your youngins are sick , they are right pitiful right now .
Going to pick up an electric wheelchair from grandmas today , the chairs with big wheels wont fit though our doorways and the one with lil wheels do but they have to have a pusher , another 4-5 weeks of the wife being down and out
I've been there and done that...Just keep doing what your doing...I'm praying for you, because it SUCKS having sick kids!
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I think you were there the day MB got hit in the arm.
I can't remember if I was or if you guys told me about it.
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Thank you, thank you, and thank you. I hate people trying to tell me I'm wrong when I've seen with my own eyes.
Check this out Trip

Check out this video on YouTube:



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