Lynx makes all kinds of cool accessories for tabletop gaming. Among our favorites are these D6 dice that look like bullets. They’re cast from 100% brass with a baked-in copper tip. They’re designed to roll evenly on their six sides, but we think you should earn bonus points for landing one on its flat rear end. Sold in a six-pack with a metal storage box.
The Slow Mo Guys were joined by Scott from Kentucky Ballistics to test how destructive a .577 Tyrannosaur rifle cartridge is by firing it at close range into thick blocks of ballistic gel. It’s amazing (and terrifying) to see how the bullets deform the gel and the destructive forces at work. No wonder they say these things can stop an elephant.
Inspired by a pair of Civil War-era bullets that collided and fused together, Destin from Smarter Every Day wanted to see if he could replicate the unlikely situation on camera. It took an impressive amount of planning and engineering to set up the shot and perform the experiment in a safe and precise way.
Wearing a Kevlar bulletproof vest is a good idea if you’re in a place where bullets might be flying. But Ryan Kung wanted to see if you could provide a similar level of protection by curving bullets around a body with a vest made out of bent pipes. It holds up reasonably well to handgun fire, but bigger ammo is a bit more of a problem.
The Slow Mo Guys offer up a brief lesson on how bullets work, then show us what happens when you fire a projectile from a tiny pinfire gun at the primer from a normal-sized bullet. It’s fascinating to see how a bullet behaves when it doesn’t have a gun to contain it.
The Slow-Mo Guys do their best How Ridiculous impression by testing how many panes of glass they can shoot through with a single bullet. But it’s not that answer that’s the most interesting thing in this video; it’s the amazing high-speed footage of each bullet’s path and the destruction left in its wake.
BecomingBetter’s puzzle consists of six interlocking bullets which come together to form a pointy, abstract sculpture. It’s easy to take apart, but challenging to reassemble. Choose from a .308 caliber or larger .50 caliber BMG rounds. While we wish they were made from metal, they’re 3D printed from metallic PLA filament.
If you’ve been to a firing range, you’ll see countless shell casings littering the ground. Seth over at Robinson Foundry wanted to put these to use, so he melted down the brass casings and turned them into custom coins. He created the shapes by 3D printing coin models, then placed them into a sand mold for casting.
An LED keychain light designed to look like a bullet casing. Offers 130 lumens of brightness, and is IPX-8 waterproof. While the two-toned brass and copper version is more authentic looking, it’s hard for us to resist anything made of titanium. Guess we’ll just have to buy both.
These unique 1.5oz. shot glasses have a real bullet embedded in them, so they look like they’re being melted by the heat of the traveling projectile. Each handcrafted glass is made by Wisconsin glass studio BenShot. They also make a cool slanted glass and a tumbler.