Can you really use ice bullets and shoot them with a gun? There are a number of arguments about the possibility of using certain materials to contain the ice. However, the question is if it works.
Does Frozen Ammo Like Ice Bullets Actually Work?
This isn’t the first time people have asked if it’s possible to load and fire ice bullets. Will they still be lethal to the target? Or will they melt before they actually hit? We are going to revisit this concept and see if people have come up with a way to make ice ammunition. This video will try to mimic a shotgun slug with the ice material in Polyethylene. However, frozen water is not very heavy, so the key is to make the slug as big as possible.
1. Using a Polyethylene Container
The ice was placed inside a thin Polyethylene container and was frozen with dry ice at about 100 degrees below zero. It resembled a shotgun slug, which fit in the chamber and was ready for firing. The following tests will demonstrate if ice is too light or too fragile to become an ammunition.
2. Test Target #1 – Watermelon
For the first test, we used a watermelon as our target. Unfortunately, the low density of the ice kept it from traveling in a straight line when shot at approximately 50 feet. The ice bullet, being lightweight, tended to curve around before reaching its destination. It didn’t have enough weight to fly straight.
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3. Test Target #2 – Water Jug
With the second target, the ice bullet was still inaccurate and still missed. It hit slightly to the left and a few inches above the target. Despite the bullet’s failure in the accuracy test, the ice round penetrated through the 20-millimeter thick plywood. The big sheet of plywood was just behind the water jug. This shows that ice traveling at great speeds can still do a lot of damage.
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It seems pretty obvious a bullet made of ice is not really suitable for shooting. It doesn’t have enough weight to keep it from flying in a curved line. These tests show that ice bullets perform inaccurately compared to regular shotgun slugs. From this information, you can already imagine how smaller ice bullets would do in the same scenario. Maybe ice material simply doesn’t have what it takes to be a great shooting bullet.
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