Shooting Stumpy Sabot Arrows From a Shotgun
Russ Chastain 02.14.20
We all know Taofledermaus from YouTube. It’s the channel that will pretty much cram anything into a shotgun shell and fire it at random objects, record it all on video, and post it online for all the world to see.
He’s fired wood shotgun slugs with steel cores, .70-caliber aluminum rifled slugs, even slugs made of candy (you heard me) and steel “dumbbells,” just to name a few. In this video, which is a few years old now, we are looking at “broadhead bullets.” Essentially they are small arrows encased in sabots.
The first shots are fired at 25 yards.
The tiny arrows don’t fly all that well, but they show impressive penetration. The third of the three shots shown did travel straight and true. It’s notable that two of the three flew right on through 13 inches of sand.
It would appear the “Broadhead “Bullet” company gave up the idea, which is absolutely reasonable — because the product isn’t. Similar flechette rounds have been around for ages and have never been very useful.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the video.