A marksman at a Texas firing range was sniping at some tannerite, only to discover his target was firing back at him.
In a video posted by YouTube user John Guzman, a rifleman takes a shot at an explosive mark, but soon finds himself scrambling to clear the path of a vengeful rock hurtling for his head.
Be warned that there’s some slightly NSFW language, as the video contains about three-fourths of a swear word before cutting off (not that we blame him).
The shooter’s target appears to be tannerite, a legal explosive usually used by marksmen to tell them when they’ve scored a hit from afar, with a nice dramatic effect as a bonus. But as this sniper learned, it’s usually a good idea to stay well clear of the blast zone before firing away.
If it weren’t for those cat-like reflexes, this marksman would’ve never lived down a reputation at the range of having lost a duel to an inanimate object. For future reference, it’s always wise to keep tannerite off the ground before taking your shot, lest Mother Nature decides to fling some deadly shrapnel your way as payback for, say, not picking up your dang shot shells.
Of course, hindsight is 20/20, but you have to give the guy credit for at least have the immediate foresight to know when it’s time to get out of the way.