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When a high velocity bullet is fired and the bullet hits a hard substance and splits...

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kedarrao | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 27, 2009 at 11:50 AM via web

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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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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM (Answer #1)

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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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nessus | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 10, 2011 at 11:27 PM (Answer #2)

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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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