It can happen in the blink of an eye.
A ricochet can always be avoided with careful target selection.
Witness the shooter who catches a ricochet in the head that could have been much worse.
Better pick your targets carefully or you might get a ricochet.
That is exactly what happened to this shooter. A target placed on a steel post became the solid object the bullet needed to ricochet off of. That projectile in turn hit the seated shooter right in the head. It even knock his hat off. It really could have been much worse though.
Many thanks to YouTuber José R. Ortiz for sharing this shocking video. It is the cautionary tool to make us all second guess our target selections that might come back to literally bite us. Be careful out there.
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