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Firearms Safety: how to avoid ricochet?

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Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:36
Check the shooting environment and make sure that there is nothing for the round to ricochet off of.
Positive: 71.428571428571 %
Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:50
Don't hit rocks and if you're hitting things like metal be sure that it is angled downward.. A ricochet can lose over half its energy after impact.
Positive: 71.428571428571 %
Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 11:39
Take....a....course.
Positive: 66.666666666667 %
Answer #4 | 14/01 2014 09:57
dont knowingly shoot any flat hard surfaces.... that includes water. If your shooting steel... back off a good 10 yards or so (minimum) and make sure the steel is rated for your caliber
Positive: 62.5 %
Answer #5 | 14/01 2014 11:15
Here are the NRA Safety Rules for your inspection and study: http://training.nra.org/nra-gun-safety-rules.aspx This would fall under: "Know your target and what is beyond" Unless you were shooting at a very close target, note that it would be very difficult to richochet back to you.
Positive: 57.142857142857 %
Answer #6 | 14/01 2014 11:15
Know your target and know what is behind your target.
Positive: 57.142857142857 %
Answer #7 | 14/01 2014 09:39
Don't shoot at or towards anything that a bullet may not penetrate. (E.g. concrete, steel/metal surfaces, large rocks...) Be sure you wear eye protection when shooting.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #8 | 14/01 2014 11:07
You should only be shooting into media that will catch and stop the bullet. If you're shooting into a hard, dense object like concrete, there needs to be some sort of media to catch and stop the motion of the bullet.
Positive: 50 %

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