Sometimes when you fire your weapon while prone, the round will impact right in front of your face like shooting at a wall point blank. Doesn't matter if you're prone uphill, downhill or flat. Its almost like your barrel is under the ground when you fire, but its not visible in first person. But my barrel wasn't underground in TP either.
This doesn't happen all the time, but an example is the hill called "Veresnik", it happens frequently there.