The "Juicer" Shotgun Slug

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I had not originally intended to post this video but after seeing it begin to make a semi-regular appearance on social media, I changed my mind. Its appearance was accompanied with the words “Gotta get me some of these!” rather frequently, a statement withdrawn on more than one occasion after the original poster actually viewed the video. So what is making the rounds on social media in the gun world now? It’s the Juicer, and it’s a shotgun slug courtesy of none other than Taofledermaus.

Taofledermaus posting his Juicer video on November 24th and although I noticed it while it was fairly new it didn’t appear in my news feed on Facebook until more than a week had passed. The Juicers were, in the words of Taofledermaus himself: “…some custom CNC’d bi-metal slugs that Tim from Tactical G-Code made on his crazy robot machine. On Facebook it was decided that these would be called “Juicer” slugs.These were 1oz. in weight and had 5 points.”

There have been some unique shotgun loads in Taofledermaus’ history from some with an attempt at stabilization using Q-Tips to others filled with nails – and then there was the one containing a 5.56 round. We all understand the desire to either shoot fun things or shoot things with fun rounds, so it’s no wonder this particular YouTube channel is so popular. Even so I often feel compelled to add the “kids, don’t try this at home” disclaimer. (Have you seen the car-advice memes floating around Facebook? Do they seem like obvious jokes? Well, some people have actually taken that advice to heart, which is why we have disclaimers even when it seems obvious.)

They quite literally resemble a fruit juicer, so the name is apt. Do they work? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

If you have a YouTube account Taofledermaus is definitely a channel worth subscribing to. Almost always interesting and hey, you know you’ve considered a few of these yourself…

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  • Silver Bullet Silver Bullet on Dec 12, 2015

    I love that! Would like to point out my Native American ancestors even knew something about ballistics. Look at an arrow head and you will see a slope one way on one side and another way on the other side which causes the arrow to spin and stay on trajectory. I dont see any of that on this great round. I wouldnt take but a smidgen of work on the molds to give it the accuracy it needs. PS Im an inventor. I give this to you free of

    • 2hotel9 2hotel9 on Dec 14, 2015

      @Silver Bullet Actually the shape and contours of a stone arrow head are the result of knapping, not design. It depends on whether you are working right handed or left and the "grain" of the piece you are working with. Know a couple of people who can knapp using either hand, most people can't do that even if they can knapp at all. And yes, I know guys who use their own hand made arrow heads to hunt. Perfectly normal otherwise, just a little weird.

  • Core Core on Dec 14, 2015

    lol I was going to say aim, but with this projectile aiming is futile..