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Date: 03/28/08 10:00 PM

72 Responses to Guy Hit in Head with .50 Caliber Ricochet

  1. Profile photo of DaPhreak
    DaPhreak Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Link: Guy Hit in Head with .50 Caliber Ricochet - Guy has an extremely close call. Anyone know how this happened?
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    archanos Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    The bullet isn`t the only deadly part of the 50. cal...
  3. Profile photo of Asheren
    Asheren Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    We`re not doing that anymore
  4. Profile photo of ninjacache
    ninjacache Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Shooting at steel from far away. That had to be scary.
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    delphinkid Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    Dude, that sound it made was frickin awesome...
    WHEEEEEEEeeeeee..... THUNK!
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    ball_dogg_49 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm
    ^

    i believe it was

    WHEEEEEEEeeeeee..... THUNK! Oh willy! we`re not doing that anymore!

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    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    How did that happen?
    Sounded cool though.
  8. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    old,and it happened cause he shot a thick piece of steel from about 100m away like a dumbass
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    darkevilsin Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    Reminds me of how God wants some people to die later, some sooner.
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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:25 pm
    very funny
  11. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    Amazing!!!
  12. Profile photo of Apple_18
    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    if that had happened to me, i think it would have freaked me out a bit more than it did that guy..
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    Deejay89 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:49 pm
    Ah that sound was awesome.
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    shagthefag Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    what happened was he took the shot and it hit the steel (after hitting the steel it wasnt sharp anymore) it slowed down because some of the energy was absorbed by the steel. the bullet became slower than mach 1 but was still close to this that is the high pitched noise that you hear. by the way the whole time it is moving gravity is acting on it and it is falling. it falls on the ground right in front of the guy (you see the dust flying of the ground at the point of impact) looses more speed and hits the guy in the head. it is probabaly like being hit in the head with a frozen paintball
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    i think this is yet another repost....>.<
  16. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    "Apple_18" What are you talking about newb?

    When a bullit goes up into the air as ricochet it will fall only as fast as something that`s dropped from however high it goes into the sky, considering you heard it the entire time, it didn`t go very high. even if it did go high, because it still always falls like a falling object in that situation, it`s no more dangerous than a penny dropped from an office window.

    It was on Mythbusters.

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    toans Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    hicks!
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    Bitter Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 10:57 pm
    To think, if that steel plate had been angled just a hair right, the video could have turned out a lot different.
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    punk1n Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    Legion5, wtf are YOU talking about? She just said she`d be freaked out if that happened to her. She didn`t specify if she heard the sound.
    Iunno about you, but if that sh*t hit me, even if I was deaf, I`d stay in the corner in fetal position never wanting to see another one of those things again.
  20. Profile photo of Rain7
    Rain7 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    wrong if it actually hit him in the head a .50 cal would take it right off...
  21. Profile photo of bassstud09
    bassstud09 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 11:18 pm
    yeah. rain is right. this is not a .50 - for one, it would take one massive, sold piece of metal to make the bullet ricochet

    and yes, this is defiantly a repost.

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    Rain7 Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2008 at 11:29 pm
    Bassstud09 is also right...plus the blast of it is much louder and the recoil is much stronger...and definitely one hell of a metal boulder thing it would take for it to ricochet...considering the bullet can go through tanks......yea...they dont look like military types anyway since the gun is banned to the public, im pretty sure...and if they were military they`d say...after this occurred "chit!.... now try and hit that thing over there"...lol..
  23. Profile photo of wowibrandon
    wowibrandon Male 13-17
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    March 28, 2008 at 11:49 pm
    dumbass, who shoots hard metal at a close-range with iron bullets????
  24. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:18 am
    Wow, Legion5`s a douchebag. That is all. Newb.
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    hellosilly Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:53 am
    pretty cool
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    mushie_mush Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:56 am
    heh heh they all talk like dorothy from the wizard of oz
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    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 1:34 am
    It`s a 50 cal. It shoots mile away with near-perfect accuracy. Shooting it that close is like throwing a football at a wall that`s 1 foot away from you. IT`S GONNA COME BACK!
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2008 at 2:05 am
    It would have been nice to know who this video was created by....
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    RedSuit1 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 2:38 am
    natural selection at work way to go... don`t aim at steel when shooting... -.-
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    RedSuit1 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 2:39 am
    but it was pretty cool... whhhhheeeeeeeeeee dunk*
  31. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 4:13 am
    Unfortunately i have to agree with lompocus,it is indeed a .50BMG(look at the size of the shell casing that it ejects),looking at the flash guard from it along with the parts of the stock we get to see i´d say its a barrett M82,and it had that effect because it lost most of its energy before returning,though as it only grazed his ear muffs(missing his head) a fresh shot would have still done the same roughly but probably stunned him.
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    Kiko_911 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 4:54 am
    O_O"! MFG!
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:35 am
    How thick was it? It would have to be pretty thick to stop this
  34. Profile photo of demetar
    demetar Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 6:22 am
    "That`s the last one of them we`re doing! Am I bleeding?"

    lolz

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    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
    469 posts
    March 29, 2008 at 6:28 am
    I remember watching this about a year ago on here.
  36. Profile photo of Retaw
    Retaw Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 7:31 am
    repost
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    randomness07 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 7:39 am
    haha! idiots!
  38. Profile photo of momto2
    momto2 Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 8:30 am
    "Were not doin that any mo-er"
    Bahahahahaha
  39. Profile photo of cielrouge
    cielrouge Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 8:30 am
    umm... all of you are idiots because the sound was ADDED to the video
  40. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 8:37 am
    lol.
    were not doing that any more.
  41. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 8:48 am
    shoot at animals thats like "six flags of fun"

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 9:11 am
    woah
  43. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 9:17 am
    NOT DOING THAT AGAIN lmao
  44. Profile photo of phroedoux
    phroedoux Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 9:17 am
    That`s a .50 cal barrett, but the civilian version doesn`t fire a supersonic bullet.

    btw, the bullet had to be tumbling to whisle like that, so it wouldn`t have taken his head off.

  45. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 9:27 am
    civilian version is same as military one,and fires same ammo,the ammo sold on civilian market is usually just surplus left over from the military
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 9:31 am
    and for info,all standard ammo on market is supersonic,subsonic rounds are for silenced weapons and therefore slightly harder to get ahold of.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    Looks fake.
  48. Profile photo of BlueOctober
    BlueOctober Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    negative... negative.
    military rounds are only sold to the civilian market in a "de-mil`ed" form, meaning the powder has been changed from the standard military grain to a slower-burning powder for civilian use.

    and, no, the .50 BMG is not banned from civilian purchase, it`s just expensive as hell and semi-hard to find.

    anything military can be resold to the public (usually at a 300% + markup) so long as any distinguishing "military" characteristics are removed. Exception: .50 BMG HEAT rounds can be purchased LEGALLY, but it takes a lot of cash and it depends which state you live in.

    www.cheaperthandirt.com

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    Nadroj09 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm
    He should have watched A Christmas Story
    "You`ll shoot your eye out kid!"
    pwnt
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    ninjacookies Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    repost
  51. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    i´ve got 7.62 NATO military issue and 7.62 NATO that i´ve ordered off of a sporting goods retailer,can say its the exact same powder used(used both in field and range,no difference at all in my M14s performance),military grade rounds are whats sold,if your paying 300% price for the same stuff i´m sorry to say,you´ve been ripped off,and its not so much hard to find but at $2 a bullet your right,bit on the pricy side,but in any case,powder is the exact same in both rounds,the rounds not sold for civilian purpose are AP,HE, and incendiary with exceptions,but the powder in the rounds still remains the dead same,maybe your looking at the standard .50BMG next to the usual military snipers match grade ammo,which is slightly different but also fully purchasable on civilian market,and the military characteristics removed,ammo is ammo,compare the looks of what the army uses and what you can buy,is same stuff my friend,if you dont believe,get some 7.62 and look yourself,is che
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm
    eap and will show that,not to mention just looking up the powder type used in both in any technical description reveals its same load.But of course make sure both rounds are made around same time before you compare,powder from the 50s is inferior to modern obviously.
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    penguinpie Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    he hit a metal target to aim at but it bounced back and hit him in the head.
  54. Profile photo of django7
    django7 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    wow. a little to close for comfort i`d say.
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    PokeTheBUnny Male 30-39
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    March 29, 2008 at 4:31 pm
    BlueOctober...it is obvious you have something less than a clue. Do you know what HEAT stands for? High Explosive are the first two words, which will prevent it from being sold to civilians (usually) and on the internet (hopefully).

    Secondly, a HEAT warhead`s minimum size is a bit larger than a .50 cal round.

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    TheChipmunk Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    IDIOT

    The classic "youll shoot you eye out" comes to mind.

    Anyone who owns a gun should know you never fire at a solid target like steel. Common sense plus it is in the manual of every single gun and on the box of ALL ammunition. Even shooting at a rock is a bad idea. Idiots like this are where gun control advocates get their power.

    (it is funny though!)

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    TheChipmunk Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    Oh and BlueOctober you are an idiot too. In fact some "civilian" ammunition is loaded hotter (this means more powerful) then military loads. And if you reload your own ammo then you would realize how light mil spec loads often are.

    HEAT rounds are highly illegal though I am sure you could find them with the magic of the internet.

    And one more thing...slower burning is not directly related to less powerful. In fact in many rounds a slower powder will actually give higher velocities when loaded with the proper amounts.

  58. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    my earlier comment was referring to standard rounds only,but i agree,specialized civilian rounds can offer alot more hitting power than military shot,especially calibers common for hunting and military use.And surely you could find HEAT online,but its probably some government agent wanting to arrest you to make the anti terrorist quota or whatever look good selling it to you.
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    soro Male 13-17
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm
    Photoshopped. I can tell by the pixels and by seeing a lot of those in my time.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm
    your face was photoshopped,its called he shot a piece of steel like a fool and got to experience the laws of physics,go get a ball and throw it at the wall,see if it comes back or if it just stays there hovering where it hit or some such crap.
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    Moopgasm Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    anyone else call shinanogans? they didnt even show his face : @
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    brad4566 Male 18-29
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    March 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    soro, your an idiot. everybody`s seen a lot of pixels in their time. and moopgasm, they probably didn`t think about showing his face for the camera. they were too busy making sure the dude was alright.
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    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
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    March 30, 2008 at 2:06 am
    As soon as I read the caption, a massive part of my brain began to scream `COUNT THE IDIOTS THAT PRETEND THEY KNOW. I BET THERE`LL BE AT LEAST 25`.
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    donk Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2008 at 9:07 am
    How did this happen....hmmm. Well this redneck was using a Barrett M82 or M107 .50 cal sniper rifle. This rifle fires at approximately 2800 ft/s with a maximum effective range of 2,000 yds, which means that is the maximum range where accuracy is pretty much guaranteed. It has a total maximum range of 7,450 yds. This is what happens when you shoot a non-penetrable target (block of steel) at about a 200 yard range, you get a ricochet, unfortunately for this guy the ricochet came back at him, hitting the ground in front of him and struck his ear protection. What ricocheted was only a bullet fragment and not the entire bullet because the only ammo that can be purchased legally by a civilian is a .50 cal ball round, and that round, since it is not armor piercing, would fragment upon hitting a non-penetrable target. If it was the entire bullet it would have totally destroyed his ear protection. This video is actually used in some police sniper training classes.
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    donk Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2008 at 9:08 am
    On a side note...what is the last thing a redneck says before he dies? Hey y`all watch this...
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    donk Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2008 at 9:35 am
    BlueOctober....50 cal HEAT round...WTF. HEAT stands for High Explosive Anti-Tank and it is a 120mm round used in the US for the M1 Abrams. There are 4 main types of .50 cal rounds. The ball, incendiary, armor piercing and the tracer. They also come in combinations, which means you can have what is called a dual purpose round, a armor piercing tracer for example. The only round that is legal for civvie use is the ball round. There are differences between military ammo and civvie ammo. Take the 7.62mm round. You can fire a 7.62 round in a .308 rifle but I don`t know anyone who would because the muzzle velocity of the 7.62mm round is greater than a .308 round which means you could probably fire some rounds but you will eventually have muzzle failure. The main difference is muzzle velocity, a military round generally has a high muzzle velocity which makes it go farther, faster.
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    bochamockado Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    How coo`
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    winterpants Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2008 at 12:28 am
    We should never have forsaken the bow and arrow! Robin Hood was never the victim of a ricochet. I curse you, technology!
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    Phantom7 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2008 at 9:43 am
    Sniper...
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    eric_005 Male 13-17
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    March 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    Wow did that guy get lucky. And he just acted like it was no big deal. I would have been freaked out way more than that.
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    junito615 Male 60-69
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    March 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    lucky guy
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    vfr4 Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    Maybe the round exploded and never shot out?

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