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Old 06-29-07, 07:30 AM   #1
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When rednecks attempt to fire really big guns

Here are some red necks who decided to take a 50 calibre high power rifle (used by 'PROFESSIONAL' military snipers) to the 'backwoods' - to do some shootin an' stuff. Should they even have been allowed to own and operate such a gun? - pls, ask yourself this very important question as you watch the featured presentation.

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Old 06-29-07, 07:35 AM   #2
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Old 06-29-07, 07:40 AM   #3
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HAHAHAHA what a bunch of ultra-maroons.
Those weapons are nothing to mess around with.
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I couldnt see their necks in the vid. How do you know they are red?

That looked like a complete chance accident to me- and the caliber of the rifle didn't automatically
cause a ricochet to occur.
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Anybody who manages to shoot themselves while aiming a rifle at a distant object.. is well, 'special.' There's a reason they don't let kids on the short bus carry weapons, ppl.

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I couldnt see their necks in the vid. How do you know they are red?
Well.. my face would be red if that happened to me, -my neck probly too. (No, just kidding - I don't blush really).




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That looked like a complete chance accident to me- and the caliber of the rifle didn't automatically
cause a ricochet to occur.

I supposed since you are coming to their defense, that maybe it's happened to you too? -?
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Let's see...shooting bench, hearing protection, and I think (can't be sure) the guy was wearing glasses. Spectators well behind, in what appears to be the desert. Firing into what looks to be adequate back stop.
What prompted you to think they are rednecks?

I think they were seeing if the bullet would penetrate some sort of iron plate, given the "nope, no more iron" comment and the way the bullet came straight back like that from an angled hill face. Maybe that's redneck.
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I think they were seeing if the bullet would penetrate some sort of iron plate, given the "nope, no more iron" comment and the way the bullet came straight back like that from an angled hill face. Maybe that's redneck.

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Not being as gun attuned as some of you, what hit him - the slug bouncing back from the impact spot or some rock fragment?

EDIT...ok seems like the bullet returning from a metal target

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Not being as gun attuned as some of you, what hit him - the slug bouncing back from the impact spot or some rock fragment?

I think that was God.. - back handing that guy like His little red headed step child.
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what hit him in the face, it didn't look like it hurt him to much?
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Old 06-29-07, 08:11 AM   #13
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what hit him in the face, it didn't look like it hurt him to much?
I heard them say "iron"....a popular hand gun target is a big chunk of lead, or iron. I'm guessing a piece flew off the target and hit him in the face. I've actually seen that happen with hand guns before.
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Old 06-29-07, 08:15 AM   #14
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It was a piece of the target plate that blew back and hit him, from 150 meters!
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My thought was that the bullet hit whatever the target was, didn't penetrate, and came straight back. That's where the classic western bullet whine came from. That comes from a bullet spinning after it's no longer aerodynamically clean. A chunk from the target may fly back, but it's not going to spin.

And I think it actually hit his hearing protector.
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All I know is this guy is one of the luckiest guys on the planet that day!
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He almost got a good bump on the noggin fer sure.
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He almost got a good bump on the noggin fer sure.
He came close to a hole in the noggin!
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He's lucky he has a head at all.
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It is not uncommon to have some blowback when shooting at steel targets. Thousands of people experience this every weekend without injury. It might sting a little or leave a red mark but it rarely draws blood. Steel targets are shot as close as 10 yards using lead bullets up to and including .45 Colt. Shooting a full metal jacket at steel is usually not done, or if it is, the distance is usually in excess of 100 yards. A .50 BMG, either armor piercing or full metal jacket will easily penetrate 2 inches of cold rolled steel at 100 yards... that's what it is designed to do. It leaves a hole in the steel about 3/4" in diameter with the edges peeled back like a banana. I would not be surprised to see metal fragments fly back to the firing point, especially if the target is well used and pock-marked. Such fragments will have lost a lot of velocity and mass and will not cause much damage. Safety glasses will withstand much greater impacts... that's what they're designed to do.

It's not evident in the video what the target is or what came back. I would guess that it might have been caused by the bullet striking a rock, rather than steel. A .50 BMG would have completely penetrated steel less than 2'' thick and lost too much velocity to return in that amount of time. As it was, it had lost a considerable amount of speed. The bullet went out at about 2000 feet per second, lost some velocity at impact and lost some more when it hit the ground about 10 feet in front of the shooter. Watch it again, you can see the dust kick up.

While the uninformed (ignorant) might think that this is a catastrophic event, it was not. The shooter was more surprised than hurt. A truly significant hit to the side of the head from a .50 BMG, with or without benefit of a ricochet, would not beg the question, "Are you bleeding?"

Having Scotch-Irish ancestors from the southeastern United States in in no way relevant to this incident.
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Must need that gun to protect his family
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It is not uncommon to have some blowback when shooting at steel targets. Thousands of people experience this every weekend without injury. It might sting a little or leave a red mark but it rarely draws blood. Steel targets are shot as close as 10 yards using lead bullets up to and including .45 Colt. Shooting a full metal jacket at steel is usually not done, or if it is, the distance is usually in excess of 100 yards. A .50 BMG, either armor piercing or full metal jacket will easily penetrate 2 inches of cold rolled steel at 100 yards... that's what it is designed to do. It leaves a hole in the steel about 3/4" in diameter with the edges peeled back like a banana. I would not be surprised to see metal fragments fly back to the firing point, especially if the target is well used and pock-marked. Such fragments will have lost a lot of velocity and mass and will not cause much damage. Safety glasses will withstand much greater impacts... that's what they're designed to do.

It's not evident in the video what the target is or what came back. I would guess that it might have been caused by the bullet striking a rock, rather than steel. A .50 BMG would have completely penetrated steel less than 2'' thick and lost too much velocity to return in that amount of time. As it was, it had lost a considerable amount of speed. The bullet went out at about 2000 feet per second, lost some velocity at impact and lost some more when it hit the ground about 10 feet in front of the shooter. Watch it again, you can see the dust kick up.

While the uninformed (ignorant) might think that this is a catastrophic event, it was not. The shooter was more surprised than hurt. A truly significant hit to the side of the head from a .50 BMG, with or without benefit of a ricochet, would not beg the question, "Are you bleeding?"

Having Scotch-Irish ancestors from the southeastern United States in in no way relevant to this incident.
Where are scotch people from?
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lucky bastige. he can laugh that one off later.

they should not have a weapon of that calibre for any reason, but maybe the deer in that area are heavily armed. next year he's gonna buy a tank.
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