Eek! Rubber Bullets! Actually, Foam Earplugs Work Pretty Well (Video)

   11.30.15

Eek! Rubber Bullets! Actually, Foam Earplugs Work Pretty Well (Video)

Last summer, a reporter in Ferguson posted a photo of orange foam earplugs, asking his social media followers whether they could confirm that they were rubber bullets.

Er… they weren’t.

But a shooter decided to try using foam earplugs as practice projectiles in 45 Colt ammo in his single action revolver. His results were actually pretty good, with the soft foam easily breaking balloons and even cracking the surface of corrugated cardboard.

Check it out in the earplug bullets video below. It seems like an easy way to load practice ammo without buying a bunch of specialized stuff.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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