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I shoot bowling pins at a range which has a steel backstop and uses a steel setup for the pins. There are occasional ricochets coming back from pistols ranging from .22lr through to .45ACP and .400 Corbon. I've been hit once in the last year so that it bled, and a couple of time with no visible result.

My take on it is that so much energy is expended in deforming the bullet, generating noise and so on that anything flying back is at a vastly lower energy level, and also so unaerodynamic that it loses what energy it has really quickly. If you're wearing good eye protection your prospects of any wound requiring treatment greater than a kiss from mama to make it better are truly minute unless you're practically up against your target.
 
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