Have you ever wondered what happens when you fill normal, everyday ammo with highly reactive liquid metal?
(Me either… but this guy did, and the results are spectacular!)
These have to be the most bad ass bullets known to man…WARNING: Don't Try This At Home
These might not be the most effective or useful bullets but, man, are they impressive to watch!
From The Video Creator:
For this video, I bought 150g of potassium for $325 , and 500g of sodium for $150. Each bullet holds 1g of metal. I also had to buy regular .45 hollow point ammo to modify ~.50c/bullet. At these prices, each potassium bullet costs $2.50 Each sodium bullet cost .80c. The liquid alloy is 25% sodium, 75% potassium.
These bullets must be stored under dried and degassed solvent, blanketed in a dry, and inert atmosphere. Storing the bullets in regular oil or other hydrocarbon based solvent will quickly destroy the entire bullet and casing in less than a week. Common oils and solvents are slightly permeable to oxygen and moisture, which will react with the alkali metals to form corrosive hydroxides which will etch the zinc in the brass casing. Oil will enter the casing and inactivate the smokeless powder. After 1 week, 1/10 of the bullets stored under oil did not fire.
What do you think about these? Would you fire a few rounds off if you got the chance? Let me know in the comments below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Dec 7, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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