HOW CAN A RIC­O­CHET BOUNCE OUT OF THE GROUND AGAIN?

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When shots are fired from a raised stand, the shooter must ex­er­cise cau­tion: even a shot fired into ap­par­ently loose, soft earth can prove fa­tal. Stones hid­den un­der the sur­face can cause the bul­let to ric­o­chet in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions, in­clud­ing straight back from where it came. There have been cases where a bul­let has pen­e­trated half a me­tre into the ground and re-emerged as a ric­o­chet. A shot can even ric­o­chet off stones in the sub­soil dur­ing its route through the earth, mean­ing a steep shoot­ing an­gle like the one above can be ex­tremely danger­ous for who­ever is pulling the trig­ger.

BOOMERANG A bul­let from the shooter’s own gun hits his ear de­fend­ers as a ric­o­chet.

Hit

Ric­o­chet from the ground

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