Category: Ammo

Demolition Ranch Pits Custom Shotgun Shells Against a Solid Steel Disc

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Custom Shotgun Shells

How well can solid tool steel stand up to custom shotgun shells? If you’ve been a fan of Demolition Ranch for a while like us here at Wide Open Spaces, you know probably know how Matt Carriker used to make some pretty wild custom shotgun shells. It’s been a long time since he’s done that,

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Guy Shoots a Shotgun Shell Full of .22-Caliber Airgun Pellets

YouTube: TAOFLEDERMAUS

These .22-caliber air gun pellets pack a punch when they’re loaded into a shotgun shell. TAOFLEDERMAUS is testing out some shotgun rounds jam-packed with .22-caliber air gun pellets, and they’re thoughtfully dubbed “The Swarm.” The tests produced a performance that stacks up to typical buckshot, and it’s interesting to see how well some of them penetrated

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Quartz Shotgun Shell Creates Impressive Energy Transfer

YouTube: TAOFLEDERMAUS

Who’s ready to watch the craziest energy transfer in a shotgun shell? Time for another experimental ammo mind blow, courtesy of our Wide Open Spaces video contributor TAOFLEDERMAUS. This time he’s concocted some slugs made with quartz, and show us what happens when you shoot them at a few different targets. Watch the video below: Hard

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Remember That Time the Clampetts Went Skeet Shooting?

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Here’s that time when Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Elly May went skeet shooting and put on quite a show! For those wondering, the Clampetts were fictional TV family from the Ozarks that struck it rich by finding oil on their property while, get ready… the patriarch of the clan was out hunting one day! After

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Guy Shoot’s a Hornet’s Nest With an Airsoft Gun

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We’ll spare you the suspense: No, shooting a hornet’s nest with an airgun isn’t a very bright idea. Let’s be honest, airguns are pretty sweet, and can serve some legit purposes. Hunting with them is no longer taboo, and they’re great for places that aren’t set up for full-fledged firearms, or where big guns aren’t

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John Nosler: The Man Who Revolutionized Bullet Design in the USA

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Thanks to a run-in with a moose in Canada, John Nosler forever changed the way Americans design bullets.  John Amos Nosler was born on April 4, 1913 in Brawley, California and passed away at his home in Oregon on October 10, 2010 at the age of 97. Few other men have had such an outsized

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Tannerite-Filled Microwave Sent Flying Back at Shooter After Explosion


Tannerite

This guy shot a microwave with Tannerite inside of it and then it hit him right in the head. Since Tannerite recommends 100 yards distance for every one pound of the mixture used, it stands to reason that these guys might have been a little close… You think? Not knowing how much that they actually

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8 Great Takedown Rifles for Backpacking, Bugout and More

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Takedown Rifles

These takedown guns are ideal for any survival situation. Hikers, backpackers and other avid outdoorsmen can tackle their next backcountry adventure with a little more peace of mind with a takedown rifle designed to stow away until you really need it. A survival rifle can also be a great addition to any bugout bag because

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The ‘Shotgun Shell From Hell’ Looks Like a Strange Science Experiment

YouTube: TAOFLEDERMAUS

The majority of us would never feel safe firing this thing through a shotgun. What started as an online joke turned into a real shooting range session with some gnarly ammo, but not the kind of ammo you’d want to shoot out of your own gun. Lucky for us, though, TAOFLEDERMAUS would never pass up

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9 Rifle Cartridges With the Fastest Bullet Velocity

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Do you feel the need for speed? If so, here are some cartridges that deliver the fastest bullet velocity currently available in a centerfire rifle cartridge. There has always been a certain obsession among hunters and shooters with achieving the fastest bullet velocity possible. This is especially important among varmint and predator hunters. After all,

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