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Mercury Bullets Are a Special Kind of Ammo

Can you shoot a bullet made out of mercury?

Well Youtuber Cody’sLab is actually shooting mercury bullets.

Witness the casting and shooting of mercury bullets.

Is it safe to shoot bullets made of the poisonous heavy metal mercury? Absolutely not but that is what YouTuber Cody’sLab is actually doing.

First off liquid mercury is put into a bullet mold. Then liquid nitrogen is used to super freeze the mercury into a frozen minie ball. The heavier than lead frozen mercury bullet is then loaded into an equally chilled mini cannon barrel. When fired this mercury bullet penetrated farther than the lead test bullet did originally. The mercury bullet actually melted and lubricated itself and penetrated quite a bit deeper.

The second test used a frozen mercury ball that had similar incredible penetration. While an interesting quicksilver experiment, never try this at home for your own health and the health of others might be in jeopardy.

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Mercury Bullets Are a Special Kind of Ammo