It's been a long while since I've been on and posted. Life has been extremely busy and crazy lately between full time school and full time work. School is finally finished, woot woot! I've finally had some free time to get out and do some target shooting, hence the title of my post. So I took two of my newer purchases out to shoot for the first time about a week ago, a Charles Daly N4S 12 ga bullpup and a Charter Arms 357 mag snubbie. Both are great guns in my opinion and very fun to shoot. I won't go into depth on my reviews of those yet, I'll just get to the subject matter. So I was shooting the new snubbie at 10 yards into my designated target wood pile out at the in-laws farm. I was shooting some S&B 38 specials and as expected, the bullets are just getting stuck in the old stumps and branches behind the target. About round 26 or so I fire and next thing I know, I get hit right on the lower left rib by the lead bullet. NEVER in my 34 years of shooting have I ever had this happen. Definitely shocked me. I'm pretty sure I said a choice word and looked to see what happened. I raised my shirt and I had a red welt on my rib but thankfully it did not puncture the skin, just left a red welt. I know ricochets can happen when shooting steel plates which is why I generally don't use them. The only thing that I can think of how it happened is that the bullet must have perfectly struck another bullet that had lodged into the wood behind the target and sent it right back at me?? It could have been an underpowered round and bounced off the wood, but if that was the case I don't think it would have had enough uumph to hit me as hard as it did? Besides that, it was a great day shooting and I forgot how much I love snubbie revolvers. Whoever says snubbie's aren't accurate just doesn't know how to shoot them. Anyways, have you ever been hit by a ricochet? What were the circumstances? In your opinion could there have been a different cause to my unlucky happenstance or was it just a 1 in a million ricochet? Thanks, and be safe out there!