LuckyGunner are selling anti-drone shotgun rounds loaded with depleted uranium buckshot. At $17.76 a box of 5 rounds, its a bargin.
Years of research and development have gone into these highly effective 12 gauge shells that can turn even Joe Biden’s double barrel shotgun into an instant anti-aircraft platform. Specially formulated propellant is capable of launching 9 pellets of depleted uranium rounds up to 1 km straight up into the air. With accurate shot placement, this armor piercing buckshot will disable vital systems on modern military drones. At minimum, the force of impact will disable navigation systems, but in over 60% of our field tests, the drones were incapable of remaining airborne after contact with our Anti-Drone Loads.
Drone Loads are intended for entertainment use only and not intended to be used in any manner not in accordance with federal and local laws. Lucky Gunner assumes no responsibility for any illegal activity involving Tacnition Drone Ammo
Depleted Uranium (DU) would make for an great shotgun load. DU is not terribly toxic (to handle) and it has a very long half life that is at least hundreds of millions of years (the longer the half life, the lower the rate of dangerous ionizing radiation released) and the alpha particles it emits would not be able to penetrate the plastic shell of a shotgun round.
DU is 68% denser than lead. A #1-sized shot would be roughly the same weight as a 000-sized lead shot. This would give super penetration, increased range and increased hit rate because many more shot could be squeezed into the shell. It would cut through heavy clothing and maybe even body amour like a hot knife through butter.
The downside of DU is that eating or inhaling it can have nasty effects. The same alpha particles that cannot even penetrate your clothing wreck havoc on your DNA when inside your body. This combined with the over penetration of soft-skinned animals mean it would make a poor hunting round. Its application would be limited to self-defense and military applications.