No matter where you're shooting, you better make sure you have a great backstop.
When projectiles skip off the ground, they may take a whole new direction.
Watch as this .50 BMG tracer bullet heads off into the wild blue yonder.
This shooter, obviously out on a gun range in the middle of nowhere, is armed with a rifle chambered in the mighty .50 BMG caliber. When he fires a tracer round, the bullet skips off the ground and ends up sailing way up into the air with a complete right turn.
The video catches the tracer bullet in the air as it heads away in an arc to the right of the shooting range.
It's always safest to shoot directly into a solid backstop the projectile can't pierce. Shooting at targets on the ground in a more populated area could drop a bullet onto a neighboring property. Stay safe and be careful!
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