Shooting Rubber “Reballs” From a Shotgun


Shooting Rubber “Reballs” From a Shotgun

If you’re anything like me, you might think this would be just another “shoot weird stuff from a gun” video. But it’s actually really interesting to see what happens to some of these solid rubber balls when they hit a target — after being fired from a 12 gauge shotgun.

They take “reballs,” which are reusable rubber balls the same size as paintballs, and replace the shot load in a shotgun shell… then they shoot them at various surfaces.

It’s pretty amazing to see how some of the balls react when they hit a solid object. Some expand 5 times their original diameter, if not larger, and bounce off with extreme force, like a Superball. Others just hit and bounce off without drama.. and the one that hit the ceramic tile really put on a show, with a ring of rubber separating from its center after impact, and wobbling off through the air like a rubber band.

The effect on the big block… er, face… made of modeling clay was the most dramatic.


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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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