Guy Hit in Head with .50 Caliber Ricochet

Submitted by: DaPhreak 9 years ago in Funny
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Guy has an extremely close call. Anyone know how this happened?
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Male 185
Maybe the round exploded and never shot out?
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Male 41
lucky guy
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Male 25
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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Male 944
Sniper...
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Male 17
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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Male 580
How coo`
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Male 103
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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Male 103
On a side note...what is the last thing a redneck says before he dies? Hey y`all watch this...
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Male 103
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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Male 275
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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Male 135
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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Male 250
anyone else call shinanogans? they didnt even show his face : @
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Male 2,160
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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Male 693
Photoshopped. I can tell by the pixels and by seeing a lot of those in my time.
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Male 2,160
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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Male 11
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.

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Male 11
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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Male 2
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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Male 59
wow. a little to close for comfort i`d say.
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Male 119
he hit a metal target to aim at but it bounced back and hit him in the head.
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Male 2,160
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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Male 2,160
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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Male 77
repost
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Male 194
He should have watched A Christmas Story
"You`ll shoot your eye out kid!"
pwnt
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Male 62
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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Male 2,172
Looks fake.
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Male 2,160
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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Male 2,160
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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Male 363
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.

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Male 1,275
NOT DOING THAT AGAIN lmao
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Male 1,275
woah
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Male 3,296
shoot at animals thats like "six flags of fun"

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Male 1,078
lol.
were not doing that any more.
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Female 119
umm... all of you are idiots because the sound was ADDED to the video
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Female 109
"Were not doin that any mo-er"
Bahahahahaha
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Female 280
haha! idiots!
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Male 89
repost
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Male 464
I remember watching this about a year ago on here.
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Male 216
"That`s the last one of them we`re doing! Am I bleeding?"

lolz

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Male 1,556
How thick was it? It would have to be pretty thick to stop this
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Male 66
O_O"! MFG!
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Male 2,160
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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Male 134
but it was pretty cool... whhhhheeeeeeeeeee dunk*
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Male 134
natural selection at work way to go... don`t aim at steel when shooting... -.-
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Male 2,372
It would have been nice to know who this video was created by....
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Male 296
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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Female 2,249
heh heh they all talk like dorothy from the wizard of oz
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Female 69
pretty cool
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Male 1,014
Wow, Legion5`s a douchebag. That is all. Newb.
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Male 822
dumbass, who shoots hard metal at a close-range with iron bullets????
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Male 140
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..
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Male 192
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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Male 140
wrong if it actually hit him in the head a .50 cal would take it right off...
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Male 226
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.
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Male 70
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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Male 413
hicks!
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Male 438
"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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Male 833
i think this is yet another repost....>.<
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Male 208
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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Male 192
Ah that sound was awesome.
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Female 475
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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Male 3,301
Amazing!!!
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Male 2,113
very funny
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Male 343
Reminds me of how God wants some people to die later, some sooner.
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Male 2,160
old,and it happened cause he shot a thick piece of steel from about 100m away like a dumbass
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Male 490
How did that happen?
Sounded cool though.
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Male 444
^

i believe it was

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

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Male 66
Dude, that sound it made was frickin awesome...
WHEEEEEEEeeeeee..... THUNK!
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Male 221
Shooting at steel from far away. That had to be scary.
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Male 407
We`re not doing that anymore
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Male 158
The bullet isn`t the only deadly part of the 50. cal...
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Male 14
Link: Guy Hit in Head with .50 Caliber Ricochet [Rate Link] - Guy has an extremely close call. Anyone know how this happened?
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