Ricochets are a danger of shooting because, for as long as they retain sufficient velocity, ricochet bullets or bullet fragments may cause collateral damage to objects and even yourself. Ricocheting shots can result from low angles that don’t pierce targets with enough solidarity but instead deflect off after impact; this is usually an undesired effect when shooting.
The use of ballistic rubber is the key remedy and a necessity in gun ranges to combat ricochet.
Today, ballistic range blocks are used throughout shooting facilities worldwide because of their unique properties.
The material has been specifically designed to prevent ricochets and escapes from gun training areas, which would be hazardous for both the shooter and bystanders alike. One of its main features is that it will heal itself after being hit by bullets; this increases its effectiveness.
Ricochet without proper safety protocol is a widespread occurrence in shooting ranges and can be caused by any firearm. However, understanding how ricochets happen will keep you safe! Surface, angle of incidence, velocity/energy are all factors that must be considered to design an effective range for eliminating or avoiding the risk of ricochet.