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  1. zincwarrior

    zincwarrior TGT Addict

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    Ricochets happen. I've been hit by them in an indoor range, at ARC, and Liberty Hill.
     


  2. zincwarrior

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    There was nothing like that yesterday. Heavy steel poppers and paper targets (and one small stuffed bear!)
     
  3. AustinN4

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    You are tough to kill.
     
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  4. Robb in Austin

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    The sound was a high pitched whirring zzzzz sound. I didn't realize what it was right away and had to ask him if was what I thought it was a few minutes later.

    I didn't think about it at the time, but in retrospect, he shouldn't have taken us out there with the bays being active AND I (or someone) should have said something.

    And yeah, it was crazy busy there.
     
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  5. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Thanks for the useful info.

    Heavy steel poppers that fall backward bother me. I've never understood why they've become so popular given that two moderately paced shots to a popper can result in one hitting the steel at ~90 degrees at the second hitting steel at any angle from 90 degrees standing straight up to lying flat on the ground.

    Manufacturers recognize the danger. For example, skip to the 28-second mark on this advertising video to see a manufacturer acknowledge the ricochet problems with multiple shots on a popper.

     
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  6. zincwarrior

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    Like a bad fungus!
     
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  7. zincwarrior

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    One positive is that a forward falling popper can actually be stopped if the shooter hits it again before it falls. The negative is that they are heavy mothers for old guys like myself...
     
  8. AustinN4

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    Exactly like that!
     
  9. Armybrat

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    I heard a few of those while crouching behind a car on 21st Street when Charlie Whitman was doing his evil work from atop the UT Tower in the Summer of 1966.
    Unmistakably scary.
     
  10. BRD@66

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    Shhh! We'll try again
     


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