Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > slug ricochets

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5
Default slug ricochets

Is it possible if you were shooting straight at a target 50 yards away for a slug to bounce back and hit you?

If your shooting something with that much velocity and energy in a straight line how could it come back that far at a 12 degree? angle or so in the opposite direction just from bouncing off of something? Doesn't the lead get squished when it hits stuff straight on and if it hits at an angle its not likely to come back your way?



__________________
Angus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-16-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,919
Liked 2581 Times on 1356 Posts
Likes Given: 197

Default Ricochets

ANYTHING is possible. I have been hit by 16 ricochets. Yes I keep count. As a firearms instructor I have seen some really wild situations. I have had bullets fly straight back and hit me, arch up in the air and hit me, fly at angles from another shooter and hit me. I am a bullet magnet. Do not stand near me in a firefight.

Fortunately, body armor stopped 15 of the 16. Most were fragments, some were full bullets. One fragment got me in the left bicep and ruined a brand new shirt with a hole and blood stains. Fragment still visible above the skin and I removed it.

If it can happen, it will or more likely already has happened.

__________________
robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2007, 03:26 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rickrem700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 225
Default slugs bouncing back

Oh, you can take that strait to the bank! Slugs do bounce back, I have cought a few myself, more times than not it is the copper jacket that will nail you, people that don't where shooting glasses are fools, though I have never took a hit to the glasses, It just means you are do!!! I have never had a rifle bullet bounce back, or a shotgun, but it is always a pistol bullet, I'm sure do to the shorter range, but don't rule it out, anything is possible, At the pistol range I frequint they have a padded vynle covered wall to your back, and to look at it you would think everybody that shoots there would get hit, there is so much copper hanging off of it it looks like a giant cheese grater.

__________________

If you run your just going to die tired!!!

rickrem700 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
12 ga. slug story... supergus General Shotgun Discussion 5 07-31-2008 02:01 AM
slug guns j.goldsberry General Shotgun Discussion 7 07-06-2008 12:33 PM
Shotgun slug reloading hunter Joe General Handgun Discussion 1 03-02-2008 03:38 PM
slug barrel Noop General Shotgun Discussion 3 11-01-2007 10:56 AM
slug prices Winchesterfield General Shotgun Discussion 3 10-19-2007 01:19 AM