Rifle Range - Read before watching clip

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    Rifle Range - Read before watching clip

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    "Turn your sound up..........so you can hear the bullet head back. This guy is shooting a 50 cal rifle. Watch the dust when he fires. The target is a steel plate, 1000 yards away. You can hear the ping of the hit and then hear the bullet coming back. It hits the ground just in front of him, then bounces up, hits the Earmuffs, knocking them fr"om his head. The footage is amazing. You can hear the bullet as it tumbles Through the air on its course back toward the shooter. He's lucky it Hit the dirt first. He is okay and obviously very lucky."
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    Wow. I've shot at steel plates to 800 yards with my .30-06 and 7mm Rem. Mag. but never had something like that happen. Never did it with a .50 either. Biggest I've fired is a .338 Lapua.

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    I LOVE this video !
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    That one's been around for a bit... some question as to its authenticity. I'll accept it as real, but I sure would like to see what the bullet hit first.
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    I would never try that again so I could always be 100% at 1000 yds.

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    Hmmm. Why is the report of the .50 so much quieter than the "whine" of the returning bullet? I would expect a rolling echo from such a loud gun. But the sound of bullet returning seems so much louder than the boom of the .50. Sound editing?
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    1000 yards is over 1/2 a mile. That target is 100 yards away. Probably just a typo in the facebook description.

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    Same thing happened to me only with a 22lr out of six shot Colt Frontier Scout while Raccoon hunting as a kid. We were on a cliff next to the tree so I was shooting about level instead of up.

    Lights showed me a shape on the limb. I apparently hit low and the bullet struck a knot on the limb came almost straight back and struck me in the center of the chest.

    Even the 22 had enough left on it to go thru my carhart jacket my shirt t shirt into the skin and stop against my breast bone. Range was much much shorter and the impact to me wasnt much at all. But boy that hot little bullet burn!! After a little bit of moving around and little picking at it the bullet fell back out of the hole in skin.
    Never had anything like that happen to me before or since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    That one's been around for a bit... some question as to its authenticity. I'll accept it as real, but I sure would like to see what the bullet hit first.

    That's what I was thinking

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    I think my first words would have been I think I shipped my pants.
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    And this is why you have to be really careful with steel. That target was way to close for that caliber weapon.

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