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Guy Hit in Head with .50 Caliber Ricochet

Hits: 17745 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Funny | Added by: DaPhreak
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Male, 30-39, Canada
 186 Posts
Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:52:23 PM
Maybe the round exploded and never shot out?

Male, 60-69, S. America
 42 Posts
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:33:07 PM
lucky guy

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 24 Posts
Monday, March 31, 2008 1:02:23 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 945 Posts
Monday, March 31, 2008 9:43:59 AM

Male, 30-39, Europe
 17 Posts
Monday, March 31, 2008 12:28:53 AM
We should never have forsaken the bow and arrow! Robin Hood was never the victim of a ricochet. I curse you, technology!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 641 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:09:45 PM
How coo'

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 103 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 9:35:16 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.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 103 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 9:08:02 AM
On a side note...what is the last thing a redneck says before he dies? Hey y'all watch this...

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 103 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 9:07:16 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.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 272 Posts
Sunday, March 30, 2008 2:06:51 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'.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 134 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 8:51:36 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.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 252 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:47:30 PM
anyone else call shinanogans? they didnt even show his face : @

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2416 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:41:56 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 700 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:20:53 PM
Photoshopped. I can tell by the pixels and by seeing a lot of those in my time.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2416 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:18:27 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 11 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:11:31 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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 11 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 5:02:08 PM

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!)

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:31:12 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 59 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 2:58:03 PM
wow. a little to close for comfort i'd say.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 109 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:44:58 PM
he hit a metal target to aim at but it bounced back and hit him in the head.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2416 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:35:15 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2416 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:31:49 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

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 75 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:27:43 PM

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 217 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:53:18 PM
He should have watched A Christmas Story
"You'll shoot your eye out kid!"

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 63 Posts
Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:19:20 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.


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