Rocket Pod Whistling Shotgun Slugs

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There’s a lot of crazy homemade shotgun slug vids on YouTube, remember the Juicer 12g Slugs? Or the Q-Tip Shotgun Slugs? There was also the awesome Folding Fin 12 Ga “Missile” from a while back as well. The popular YouTuber Taofledermaus known for his crazy custom shotgun slug vids is at it again with something pretty interesting. This time around they have the “Rocket Pod” shotgun slugs made by Tim Hamilton another YouTuber who runs Tactical G-Code. The 18 gram Rocket Pod shotgun slug has a carbide core and has holes on the front that looks straight out of the rocket pods from a Soviet helicopter gunship from Rambo III that should cause it to whistle in flight, hence the name of the slugs.

Taofledermaus only has two of the custom Rocket Pod shotgun shells and he modded one by putting BBs in the holes of one of the slugs per request from his Facebook followers. They fire one Rocket Pod slug out of a Benelli Nova shotgun with a rifled choke and the other out of a Mosseberg 590 with a smooth bore. They actually do whistle in flight, but just how accurate are they? Check them out in the video below.



Ray I.

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  • Nicks87

    “There’s a lot of crazy homemade shotgun slug vids on YouTube” Yeah and about 99% of them are totally ineffective and/or pointless.

    • aka_mythos

      The biggest problem with most shotgun shell concepts is that the people who design them treat them like they have the same stabilizing characteristics as rifle fired projectile. Even the best mass produced shotgun slugs start to tumble a short distance past the barrel. Some tumble worse than others, but they all inevitably tumble. In designing a shotgun slug you can either embrace the tumbling, in which case you’re relatively limited in effective range or you can attempt to stabilize the round in which case you sacrifice volume for things like fins.

    • ozzallos .

      And almost all of them are features on Taofledermaus’ channel.

      • Y-man

        Sssssshhh! Taofledermaus is a member here on TFB too!

  • Bigbigpoopi

    Butt plug slugs. Great.

    • Kyle

      Well I can’t unsee that now lol.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    The first one looks like it was headed over the backstop and into the playground a few blocks down.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Well it’s a good thing kids don’t play outside anymore.

  • Cal.Bar

    I’m not sure what has LESS point to it – idiots messing with shotgun slugs…. or we idiots watching videos of idiots messing with shotgun slugs.

    • Shocked_and_Amazed✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The latter for sure LOL

  • Wanderlust

    Looks a bit dangerous. I dont think im going to try this one. The flame ones actually look safer then this silly thing.