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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 11:40:06 PM »
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 06:02:51 AM »
About 10yrs old I believe. At least Ive been seeing it for close to that long.



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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 200 yards
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 06:35:09 AM »
Darwin Nominee. 

Too quick for 2000 yards but comments and timing indicate 200 yards. 
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 08:02:45 AM »
Yes you beat me to it. 200 yards. No way that was 2000 yards.

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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 09:12:56 AM »
Yes you beat me to it. 200 yards. No way that was 2000 yards.
A 200 yard shot takes boomer just under 1/4 second to get there.  But the return on this was about 2 seconds by the muzzle blast, so my guess is the round ricocheted up, bounced in front of the shooter then hit him. But in this video there was a strange bounce off the ground then it hit his earmuff's / head.  My guess is there was significant energy lost on the impact, the bullet bounced high (vs' flat trajectory) hit the ground in front of the gun then his head.

The 1 way travel time for a 2K-yard shot for Boomer with Hornady AMax is 2.7 seconds.  The return will be much slower (4-5 seconds), assuming you can get it to return, which I doubt for not-contrived situations.
But shooting a .50 at 200 yards, (which for most .50's is still easily within a 250 yard "Point Blank Range") at steel or a very hard target shows a lack of common sense (whatever that is now) or beginner gun sense.

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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 05:12:56 PM »
2 yards or 2k yards, that is a really scary event.
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 08:44:56 PM »
2 yards or 2k yards, that is a really scary event.
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Absolutely! 
Boomer Energy @2 yards  = 12,000+ ft-lbs
Boomer Energy @2,000 yards = 5,000+ ft-lbs

Except for the .338 Lapua Mag, not many rifles generate 5,000 ft-lbs at the muzzle.
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 06:42:07 AM »
2 yards or 2k yards, that is a really scary event.
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Absolutely! 
Boomer Energy @2 yards  = 12,000+ ft-lbs
Boomer Energy @2,000 yards = 5,000+ ft-lbs

Except for the .338 Lapua Mag, not many rifles generate 5,000 ft-lbs at the muzzle.

Some of the very large bore elephant rifles can!
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2019, 07:02:06 AM »
2 yards or 2k yards, that is a really scary event.
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Absolutely! 
Boomer Energy @2 yards  = 12,000+ ft-lbs
Boomer Energy @2,000 yards = 5,000+ ft-lbs

Except for the .338 Lapua Mag, not many rifles generate 5,000 ft-lbs at the muzzle.

Some of the very large bore elephant rifles can!

True. I should have qualified those as popular rifles.
(And Boomer is much better behaved than this gun):
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2019, 01:16:16 PM »
TXAz, I have seen that video several years ago. IIRC, that is a 950 JDJ rifle!
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2019, 06:42:01 PM »
TXAz, I have seen that video several years ago. IIRC, that is a 950 JDJ rifle!
I’m happy they’re into masochist tendencies, but it’s not for me. 
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2019, 05:56:44 PM »
Yeah, that's like a shoulder-fired howitzer.
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
^ yes sir those bozos clearly weren’t ready for it.
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2019, 12:13:50 PM »
TXAz, I have seen that video several years ago. IIRC, that is a 950 JDJ rifle!
I’m happy they’re into masochist tendencies, but it’s not for me.

I w a similar video some years ago too.
Could even be the one I saw yet cut short.
If it was, there was a guy at the end that
showed'em how to shoot it twice working the bolt quickly in between shots.
All were funny to me except the guy at end - He impressed!
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Re: .50 cal ricochet from 2000 yards
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 08:46:18 AM »
Crazy video


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