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Old 12-12-2013, 07:36 AM
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Default 1000 yard shot and get hit by ricochet?

what are the odds??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX7gZ...ature=youtu.be
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zero percent chance.

A ricochet is a deflected round, and the less it's deflected, the more retained energy; the more it's deflected, the less energy.

That round was deflected 180 degrees, so all of it's energy would have been expended on impact.

Considering the time span of less than 3 seconds, no way in hell.

Level of the gun doesn't make 1000 yards look possible, either.
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......wait for, the ricochet...


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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
zero percent chance.

A ricochet is a deflected round, and the less it's deflected, the more retained energy; the more it's deflected, the less energy.

That round was deflected 180 degrees, so all of it's energy would have been expended on impact.

Considering the time span of less than 3 seconds, no way in hell.

Level of the gun doesn't make 1000 yards look possible, either.
Agreed. I have shot 800 yards with a .338 lapua and the angle his gun is at should be more inclined. A .338 is flatter then a .50 BMG and out to 1,000 yards ballistically in terms of drop in inches, mil, moa the .338 is flatter (with a 300 grain bullet). At 1,000 yards my ballistic calculator says I will be 21.5' low. Unless his target is at a lower elevation than it appears on the video I do not believe it. As far as timing it takes my .338 bullet 1.37 seconds to make the 1,00 yard journey so the time span is plausible.

Also, like bamaboy stated if the bullet hits the target completely perpendicular all of the force will be exerted by the bullet wanting to penetrate the object and one of two things will happen. It will either penetrate or not and will not come all the way back to the shooter 1,000 yards away.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
Completely ignoring the physics (which make this impossible), the odds are roughly 1 in 15 million that an object traveling from a point in a purely random direction will strike a man-sized object 1000 yards away.
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I really doubt this is what they claimed
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Old fashioned dual? Walk 1000 yards, turn and fire.
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Ain't no way that plate is 1000 yards. 100 at most.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Ain't no way that plate is 1000 yards. 100 at most.
Yeah, but didn't you love the concept of the incoming object that's big enough to see, moving fast enough to whistle like an artillery round but doesn't have enough energy to cause any serious injury? Seems like a faked video, to me.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
Yeah, but didn't you love the concept of the incoming object that's big enough to see, moving fast enough to whistle like an artillery round but doesn't have enough energy to cause any serious injury? Seems like a faked video, to me.
It would cause harm if it hit the guy, but in the video it hits him in the earmuffs thus you see them get destroyed in 100's of pieces. I still don't buy the video.
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I not sure. You can see it bounce off the ground in front of the shooter.
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I not sure. You can see it bounce off the ground in front of the shooter.
Good pick up here. The bullet bounces about 20' in front of the shooters position. In order for the bullet to bounce off the ground then get to an elevation of around 3' (shooters shooting position and point of impact on his earmuff) the target down range would have to be at a higher elevation. His shooting position does not lead us to believe this. I am thinking this strictly because one his barrel is fairly flat for shooting 1,000 yards and depending on his bullet would be around 30'+ of drop for a .50 BMG and also if in fact he is shooting a target on the same elevation as him then when the bullet bounces in front of him it would not be able to generate 3' of elevation in the 20' bounce in front of his position.

Just my theory.
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This has been around since 2007 and is probably real. It happens and it is more common than you think but carries an infinite number of variables that none of us really can make up. Its described by the deformation of the bullet causing a near 90 degree ricochet that is possible. Now wether this was 1000 yards or not I have no idea. The vid from 2007 and I believe the guys website said 100 yards.

Here is some light reading on the 90 deg ricochet.
http://link.springer.com/article/10....Fs004140000148

Also when dealing with an asymetric object the rules of ricochet dont really apply.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
zero percent chance.

A ricochet is a deflected round, and the less it's deflected, the more retained energy; the more it's deflected, the less energy.

That round was deflected 180 degrees, so all of it's energy would have been expended on impact.

Your version of physics is very interesting. The rules of basketball in your fantasy world must be much different because apparently the word "bounce" doesn't exist there either.
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It doesn't say that the bullet hit him....perhaps a rock that was struck by the returning bullet?....
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180 degree return at 1000 yds. in one bounce.... Very very unlikely and would like to see it duplicated in an experiment. I say fake - especially watching the angle of departure...maybe the bullet cudda taken several 20 to 40 degree bends or something like shooting in a canyon or something -but the terrain doesn't look like it would be possible there.
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