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Throwing Bullets Into Molten Aluminum Is an Explosively Bad Idea

Please don’t ever do this at home. Or do this anywhere, really. Mixing bullets with molten aluminum creates a helluva explosion—but it sprays the hot liquid metal everywhere, and that’s just a terrible idea. Plus, it’s guaranteed to end in fire and blood. Instead, watch the Backyard Scientist do it.

Seeing a Bullet Shoot Out from a Homemade Quad Barrel Shotgun Is Unreal

Wow. Let’s never ever be on this end of a gun barrel in real life but seeing the slug shoot out from this homemade quad barrel shotgun is really, really impressive. The homemade weapon is pure insanity—like something only fit for a comic book villain—because it’s four shotgun barrels in one but seeing it fire in slow…

Bullets That Slowly Self-Destruct Make a Surprising Amount of Sense Bullets That Slowly Self-Destruct Make a Surprising Amount of Sense

A self-destructing bullet isn’t the most intuitive thing: normally, you use projectiles to destroy targets, not the other way around. But people make mistakes, bullets can travel for miles, and civilian casualties (or friendly fire!) are sad realities.

Is Titanium Basically Bulletproof?

Titanium is strong and super light and has a cool name but is it bulletproof? Demolition Ranch tries to puncture a hole in a 1 1/4-inch thick titanium plate by shooting different caliber bullets and guns at it and the results are pretty impressive. The titanium plate can withstand little pellet guns all the way up to…

Video Shows How a Bullet Fired Underwater Doesn't Shoot That Far

No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel but if you manage to find yourself in such a situation, let’s all hope that it’s underwater. Here’s our favorite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it’s fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment.…

What happens when you stuff a shotgun with a carrot like Bugs Bunny and then shoot it?

If you were a child once upon a time, you may have remembered Bugs Bunny cleverly stuffing Elmer Fudd’s shotgun with a carrot so that when Fudd fired his shotgun, it would explode in his face. But would that actually happen if you did that in real life? Demolition Ranch, answerer of life’s questions about weapons,…

Watch different caliber bullets hit a bowling ball

Bowling balls are strong and dense and basically indestructible. Well, that’s until you start hitting them with different caliber bullets just to see what will happen. A .22 caliber bullet from a pistol barely even dents the bowling ball while a .50 BMG incendiary round impossibly shreds it in half. Demolition Ranch…

How much paper does it take to stop a 50 cal machine gun?

Reams of paper make for pretty good bullet proof material. It’s just layers and layers of protection! But what happens when it’s a 50 cal machine gun that’s shooting at paper? How many reams does it take to stop that ridiculously giant and powerful bullet? About 7! Which is like, 3500 sheets of paper.

What it looks like when a ballistic gel body dummy gets shot up with bullets

Jiggle, jiggle, jiggle. That’s what it looks like from afar when a fully automatic glock starts shooting its bullets at the ballistic gel dummy. And it’s almost funny how the gel moves! But then you look a little closer and see the true damage of the gun and it’s a whole lot scarier. The bullets spread open upon…

Awesome slow motion footage of bullets piercing random objects

Ever wanted to see a bullet shoot through a banana? A hamburger? An apple? A lightbulb? A jug of water? Milk? Ham? A single playing card? You got your wish then. Vickers Tactical shot bullets at totally random objects in slow motions and the results are pretty damn incredible.

How does homemade body armor made from t-shirts, paper, and duct tape hold up to bullets?

This test of homemade body armor by Demolition Ranch reads like the old fable of the Three Little Pigs. This little piggy made body armor out of T-Shirts. This little piggy used duct tape. And this one used a stack of printer paper. Which homemade body armor can withstand the big bad wolf bullet? Well, they each sort…

How many shots from an assault rifle can a ceramic body armor plate take before breaking?

Can body armor stand up to an assault rifle? Can a ceramic plate not shatter against the bullets of an AR-15 and AK-47 hybrid weapon? Demolition Ranch investigated by shooting the crap out of the body armor to see how long it takes for a bullet to pierce and penetrate through.

How many gun shots and what caliber of bullet does it take to actually bust open a lock?

We see it in movies all the time, somebody needs to get passed a locked door? Shoot up that pad lock with your gun and boom, you’re clear on the other side. But does that actually work in real life? Demolition Ranch attempted to find out with different guns and different bullet calibers and a whole lot of shooting to…

Destroying 2000 bullets is like popping the most explosive popcorn

Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn.

Seeing a gun fire at 73,000 FPS is absolutely definitely the most incredible thing

Wow. Ten thousand wows couldn’t even begin to explain how much amazement and pure jaw dropping wonder that I’m feeling after seeing a gun fire off a shot at 73,000 frames per second. We’ve seen bullets and other guns get shot in slow motion before but not anything like this, the visible force and pressure and…

Is the indestructible hockey puck bullet proof?

Adamantium aside, the hockey puck is the strongest material on Earth. That’s only a little bit of an exaggeration since we’ve seen it survive liquid nitrogen, take on the vaunted red hot nickel ball and even put up a respectable fight against thermite. But is the puck bulletproof? Should we just wear hockey puck…

This anti-bullet wall can stop bullets from penetrating and ricocheting

Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It's basically the best shield against a gun we have.

Exploding Slingshot Ammo Is a Banger of a Good Time Exploding Slingshot Ammo Is a Banger of a Good Time

Slingshot-whisperer Joerg Sprave has proven time and again that the rubber band weapons are awesome, but the one thing they've always been missing was a nice, satisfying bang. Until now.

How to transform bullets into earphones

I love seeing the folks of Inspire to Make do their thing because they take small little objects and creatively turn them into something else entirely. First they transformed a nail into a tiny sword and now they've done the always popular DIY project of turning a bullet into a pair of headphones.

The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier The Simple Math of Why Smaller Bullets Are Deadlier

The long range rifle has been around since the 19th century, a short 100 years after Daniel Bernoulli published his book, Hydrodynamica, on the relationship between pressure and potential energy (or speed) of a fluid. The jist of his principle relates an increase in speed of a fluid to a decrease in pressure. Using…

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