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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by BLS33, Jul 2, 2007.
Really shows the danger of ricochets
Those hearing protectors are TOAST. You are right, he is lucky it didn't kill him!
Don't shoot at stuff that can send the round back to ya.
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?
All the iron targets I've shot at I would think a .50 would penetrate.
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.
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.