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slug ricochets

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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?
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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.
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