22plinkster Pits a 500 S&W Against Pop Bottles…for Redneck Science

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Although there’s something to be said for dedicated trigger time spent honing your marksmanship skills in preparation for the coming zombie apocalypse, there’s also something to be said for experiments done in the name of redneck science. 22plinkster took on what he considers to be a redneck science conundrum by lining up a row of 2-liter pop bottles for annihilation by 500 S&W. He mixed things up by using more than one kind of pop and even brought out some serious rounds, so you know he meant business taking out those bottles. Speaking as someone whose favorite part of fall is picking up all the post-Halloween sale pumpkins possible and blowing them away with various guns, I have to say, this seems like a great way to spend an afternoon.

How many bottles do you think the rounds will penetrate?



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Well that was……something.

    • MRHapla

      indeed,,,,,,

  • Brett

    That is my weapon and load of choice for boogeymen.

  • Scott Tuttle

    I shot a 500 s&w once. once!

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Once!

      • MRHapla

        fargin’ crazies

    • Nashvone

      The 300 grain rounds aren’t that bad. The 500 grain rounds are tough on my wrists, elbows and shoulders.

      • wzrd1

        Those 500 grain rounds are tough on my wrists, elbows and shoulders just watching them fired.
        But, they’re the go-to round when it’s Buick season. 😉

        More seriously, when a pistol hurts the shooter nearly as much as the bullet hurts the target, it’s time to switch to a rifle.

        • Nashvone

          “Buick season.” Now that’s funny! It does have some impressive stopping power against those rabid pumpkins though.

  • MRHapla

    ummm how about a frame to hold the bottles in place, then go thru all of them and hit the dirt