Magnetic shotshell pellets

    The popular Youtube user Taofledermaus┬áhas put some interesting things in his shotgun, much to our entertainment, but probably to the disadvantage of his own equipment. This time he had the idea to use magnetic balls as buckshot, loaded into 12 gauge shells. He experiments with two types, one a solid clot of magnetic balls, and the other with a hollow space in the center. In both situations, for the most part the balls fell apart in flight, but in some cases the balls stuck together. I can’t tell what advantage this would have, in any situation, because normal buckshot certainly does fine. But it is a neat idea and nice to see it in execution. The balls are 5mm in diameter. The other video I posted below this is an example of the odd stuff this guy shoots out of his Benelli Supernova…


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