Originally Posted by jj63
I own a tire shop, & last week a lady came in with her grand daughter's car with a bad tire, that had been run flat, that she wanted replaced When taking it off, I thought I noticed a hole in the steel wheel, on the outside lip where valve stems are positioned. When I got the tire off, the hole was a bullet hole the size of a nickel. No bullet in the tire, so it must have exited. Any thoughts on the caliber? I'm thinkin .357 at least.
I tried that once. A piece of steel about a quarter inch thick. About twenty feet away. The ricochet caught me in one of my thighs. Missed Mr. Happy by a few inches. I had to dig it out of my own leg. Did not go in too far and only hurt later on.
I was a lot younger and dumber when I tried that foolish stunt. When people start to do "range experiments" on hard objects I bow out gracefully.
If I wanted to duplicate such foolishness I have put the firearm in a rest, used a lanyard and been behind a barrier out of any possible path.
I'd check for spalling around the hole. This might indicate a high speed bullet. Other than that, who could say? A nickel is a pretty big hole.