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Old 03-13-2008, 12:00 PM
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.50 Caliber Bullet Bounces Back Hitting Shooter In Head - video

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:46 PM
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If it's the one I think it is...I can't see any of the videos, they are blocked by our net nazi's...any way that was pretty crazy!

I wonder how far they were shooting?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:49 PM
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Another candidate for the darwin awards.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:04 PM
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Here's your sign.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:18 PM
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??? What did he do wrong????

Please excuse my lack of knowledge... by what was he doing wrong? I've never shot a gun like that but I’ve sat next to guy at the range who did. He was shooting iron chickens. Does this happen often with a 50 cal?
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:21 AM
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I don't think he did anything wrong

Normal calibers when shot against steel exhaust most of their energy into the steel. The big 50 has SOOOO much more energy, that the steel can't absorb the greater part and you have a ricochet, in this case a bounce back. With almost any caliber against steel that is somewhat solidly mounted, you will find lead cores and jackets bounced back to some degree. Want to make things worse, try AP steel core bullets against thick steel. If it doesn't penetrate, it comes back at you as the steel core doesn't mushroom and transfer energy like a lead core.

I have shot the new fragmentation type pistol bullets at steel at 7 yards and you can occasionaly feel some of the core materials bounce back against your face and or hands. However, the material is pretty must dust at that point and can't (or at least I should say is designed not to) hurt you.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:53 AM
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Plates should not be perpendicular to the line of fire.. I shoot plates quite often but mine are mounted on a bar so they can swing. Also they are angled towards the ground somewhat.
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