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Noop 10-31-2007 03:58 PM

firing into water
 
Is firing into water generally safe? Are there worries that it could skip along the top if you hit it at the wrong angle and ricochet from the opposite bank?

cpttango30 10-31-2007 05:13 PM

This depends in part on the angle you are shooting into the water. The more shallow the angle the more likely it is to skip away. We used to shoot into water from 100 yards up a cliff and we were shooting at around 80 to 85deg angle. This would cause a nice fountan to shoot back up out of the water and my father got a picture of it once.

If you are standing on a bank then no do not shoot into the water.

rickrem700 11-01-2007 10:12 AM

Fireing into water
 
Not really a good idea, I beleave most states have laws that forbid it for safty reasons, I know Indiana dose.


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