Watch: Wood Shotgun Slugs With Steel Cores

   07.02.18

Watch: Wood Shotgun Slugs With Steel Cores

What happens when you make shotgun slugs out of wood and then add a steel core? Well heck, let’s find out!

An Israeli candy-maker conjured up these slugs and sent them to Taofledermaus for testing. Oddly enough, he’s not a good predictor of how these projectiles will perform, and he shoots some of them backward (fail). Bottom line, we see some impressive performance and delightful destruction as well.

Am I the only one who kept telling the guy to put his knife away while he was sifting through the old Soldier of Fortune magazines in search of slug remains? At least he finally heard me.

Yet another shooting video without any sort of a backstop. They’re actually sending these projectiles down a long flat dirt road! This is a big mistake and I hope nobody else does this. Bullets — even those of odd materials — can travel much farther than you might expect.

They’re setting a poor example, but the results are interesting.

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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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