Saturday, October 18, 2014

RUST SLUGS


At the last shoot where we shot the pellets,  etc.   we didn't have time to film some rust slugs I fabbed up.   Not only are the shotgun shells old and rusty,   the slug is made out of rust. 

I had a bag of rust chunks someone gave me so I ran some of that through a coffee grinder to turn it into a fine powder.   I then mixed the rust with hot wax.   

Since smaller particles collectively have more surface area than the same volume of larger particles,   we'll see how well these slugs hold up.  More surface area,  the stronger the bond and less space between the particles.   In this case,  bigger is NOT better.  

The slugs are not very heavy,  weighing in at only 4/10ths of an ounce.   

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