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BLS33 07-02-2007 11:31 PM

Wow this guy is lucky to be alive!
 

Really shows the danger of ricochets :eek:

allmons 07-03-2007 02:51 PM

Whoa, Nellie!
 
Those hearing protectors are TOAST. You are right, he is lucky it didn't kill him!

:eek:

bkt 07-03-2007 07:07 PM

Don't shoot at stuff that can send the round back to ya.

BLS33 07-03-2007 08:58 PM

Whats the point in having a .50 cal and shooting it at such a relativly close range anways? I mean come on if you have a gun capable of such long range back it up! Also at the end I heard them say it was an iron target, is iron prone to ricochets?

notdku 07-03-2007 11:45 PM

All the iron targets I've shot at I would think a .50 would penetrate.

Lonewolf 07-06-2007 02:30 AM

Do you realize how perfect everything had to be for that to happen?
Type of metal, angle of plate to rifle. type of load he was using, ect,ect.
The 50 BMG. military load will penitrate over 2" of "armor" plate.

BLS33 07-06-2007 02:56 AM

The relative angle between the target and bullet would seem to play the biggest factor. Despite the fact that the .50 BMG round is a large projectile with a lot of velocity if it hits at the wrong angle it will deflect.

deerhuntguy 07-08-2007 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLS33 (Post 3875)
The relative angle between the target and bullet would seem to play the biggest factor. Despite the fact that the .50 BMG round is a large projectile with a lot of velocity if it hits at the wrong angle it will deflect.

Deflect yes, but NOT come straight back! The angle of the target appears to be 90 degrees to the shooter, if it is that little black square that lines up with the ricochet bullet trail in the dirt.


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