Video of a 2,000 Yard Ricochet
This guy is shooting a Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifle. Watch the dust when he fires.
The target is a steel plate, 1,000 yards (.57 miles, 10 football fields) one-way distance away. You can hear the ping of the hit on the target and then hear the bullet coming back. It hits the ground just in front of him (look at the dust cloud at 20-seconds)
The 50 caliber bullet then bounces up and hits his earmuffs, knocking them off of his head.
The footage is amazing. If you haven’t heard a ricochet before, you can hear the bullet as it tumbles through the air on its course back toward the shooter.
Fortunately the tumble, or the angle of the plate he was shooting at, changed the return course of the bullet by 6 inches “left” over 1.14 miles worth of total travel distance. Otherwise it would have been a “return one hop head shot”, instead of an earphone shot.
The Barrett 50 caliber sniper rifle is one impressive weapon!
This guy immediately went out and bought himself a lottery ticket …THEN he went to Church !