When a high velocity bullet is fired and the bullet hits a hard substance and splits can the splinters travel back to the place of origin?

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Yes they can. Imagine throwing a golf ball at a solid wall. It will bounce straight back at you. Bullets, and pieces of bullets can do just the same thing.

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The splinters can travel back if it is a close range fire. In this case the ricochet can harm the gunman.

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