Plastic bullets are lethal?

Well Jerry Miculek has some to try out.

Witness what plastic bullets fired at high velocity will do to a chicken.

Plastic bullets? Really? When originally I thought of plastic bullets it was those old school Speer Target Rounds that fired a reusable plastic bullet powered by a single primer. Safe at home practice with low velocity and low penetration.

Well Jerry Miculek found a high velocity version originally made for self defense but would not penetrate a police officer’s or jail guard’s ballistic vest. Testing on chicken carcasses we witness even a plastic bullet fired at high velocity makes an incredible mess.

So will a plastic bullet at high velocity beat a heavy lead one at lower velocity? For penetration and knockdown power I would say no. It however is really great to see the impact on a lowly bird on slow motion footage.

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