HOW CAN A RICOCHET BOUNCE OUT OF THE GROUND AGAIN?
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.
Ricochet from the ground