The .50 cal Ricochet to the head video

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  1. livingston

    livingston .450/400 Nitro Ex

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  2. livingston

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    The .50 cal Ricochet to the head video | Mad Ogre
    The .50 cal Ricochet to the head video
    05/11/2011 MadOgre 22 Comments
    You guys have all seen the video before… I’m getting a lot of messages about it on facebook and youtube and such for some reason. I guess it gone around the forums again.
    Okay, it’s an Armalite AR-50. The ammo was South African Mil-Surp. The range was 100 yards. The target plate was only 1/4″ thick. It should have been like tissue paper to the 750 grain slug at 2800 FPS. Willie, the shooter, is a Former Marine with a lot of experience. The plate was angled back and to the side. A ric should have gone up and to the right. It didn’t.
    This was a freak accident that could have ended badly. The ric could have opened his head up, or it could have hit one of the guys behind him. It would have been like being hit point blank with a .45ACP, that’s how much energy that slug still had.
    The slug struck the arm of his glasses and the ear-pro. It destroyed the electronic ear-pro, bent the arm, and it cracked the top of his jawbone.
    More at ..
    The .50 cal Ricochet to the head video | Mad Ogre
     
  3. Catskillkid

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    So why did it do it? I mean, one would think that a .50 cal wouldn't be ricocheting like that.
     
  4. Jezman

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    He obviously pissed the round off for it to turn on him so fast like that LOL. In the last 42 years I have been hit 3 times by ricochets drew blood twice. Once at the range indoors from asshole shooting the wall. I hate the indoor ranges for this reason. 30% of people don't have a clue on proper handling of pistols, and don't know when or how to pull the trigger properly. You shoot steel it better be at the right angles. For the record I have never been hit by my own rounds always other clowns.
     
  5. Criticalt

    Criticalt .308 Win

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    I got hit with a ricochet from a 22LR that my friend shot.
    It actually went into my leg and burned like hell.
    That was 30 some years ago, i still have the scar.
    Then, just last year I was shooting my 308 bolt action at a hill from maybe 20 yards.
    Must have hit a rock because I heard the bullet come centimeters from my ear. I didnt see anything, just heard the whizzzz.
    Thats it in 35 years of shooting.
    Both of these were from random shooting in the woods, damn rocks!!
     
  6. cgrutt

    cgrutt 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Pistol range at my gun club used to send back ricochets all the time. It was a big steel structure with an angled steel plate back that was supposed to send the projectiles down into the ground. I think over the years all the dents and dings started sending rounds back in random directions. I was hit a few times not much energy left with pistol caliber rounds. Fortunately my club got rid of it when they redid the range.
     
  7. gun_slinger_boy

    gun_slinger_boy 6.5 Creedmoor

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    Round probably went down and right instead of up and right (stupid to have it going up in the first place) and then may have hit a rock causing it to come back.
     
  8. Depick

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    I would’ve left and bought a lottery ticket.
     
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  9. Podmonkey

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    Its possible for a bullet to ricochet 180° off a plate. Its not common, especially if its angled correctly, but possible.
     
  10. Carlos Hathcock

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    Old vid but still one of my faves.
     
  11. Saltwater60

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  12. Duke

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    That's like winning the lottery....That's Luck....
     
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