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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ADK_40GLKr, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr

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    (Maybe this should go in tactics & training, but because it's distinguishing between rounds, I'm asking here.)

    I picked one of these up to practice with in my BIG back yard, got it home, and read the warnings. I can understand the reasoning behind most being that bullets ricochet off metal, but....

    -Why is .38 to .44 OK and .22 not?
    -Why minimum distance of 25 yards? I'd like to start at 10 yards.

    Is this just a case of mfr. CY* or are ricochet injuries a lot more likely if these warnings are violated?
     
  2. NG VI

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    They are all about the same velocity range, so my guess would be it may be that .22 bullets don't have the mass to spin the target, increasing the chance of a ricochet back towards the shooter or bystanders.

    I'm guessing the spinning action of the target dissipates a lot of energy and prevents damage to the target itself.
     


  3. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Id say start off with soft lead reloads and see what happens. And isn't there a min safe distance for shooting steel?
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  4. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr

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    Makes sense to me.
     
  5. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr

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    It's possible, though I've not heard that before. Where would I find information like that?
     
  6. greenlion

    greenlion

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    Because the bb's and .22's will bounce off it, and the bigger lead rounds will go splat. The target isn't going to "move out of the way" of a .44 special any faster than it would a .22.