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Can a GOLFER drive a ball further than a shotgun slug?


You’ve probably seen the warning labels
on boxes of 22 long rifle ammunition saying that they have a range of 1 mile
some boxes say 1/2 miles and even some say they’re dangerous within 2 miles and
that’s just a tiny 36 to 40 grain projectile traveling around twelve
hundred and 60 feet per second so if a very small projectile can travel that
kind of distance what about a 12-gauge three inch Magnum slug weighing in at
four hundred and thirty seven grains this one out slug has over twelve times
the mass of this tiny 22 bullet and is traveling four hundred and forty feet
per second faster logic tells us that the range of the slug must be three four
maybe five miles well we did find some charts on the internet saying how far a
one-ounce slug will travel though we don’t know
what brand or type of slug that is but this chart says the slug will travel
thirty-seven hundred and fifty feet now this charts a little more specific and
it says no matter what chill linked or charged according to this chart the slug
will travel thirty-seven hundred fifty feet at sea level or five thousand two
hundred fifty feet if you’re at 12,000 feet of elevation where the air is
locked thinner so it looks like somebody actually did some testing because we
have some very specific numbers now if I told you that a golfer can drive a golf
ball further than a 12-gauge Magnum slug you’d probably say I was crazy you got something a little bit different
for you here today we’re gonna see if a man can drive a golf ball further than a
what is this one ounce slug out of a threesome Magnum slug buddy bag
three-inch 1700 feet per second yeah most powerful slug I could find it
locally oK we’ve got a white door at five hundred yards and we’ve got our
range marked off at starting at a hundred yards and every 50 yards beyond
that and we’re gonna start out with a level shot
Lan’s start raising our elevation and see how far we can get it out there
yeah curious if this shooting at level just how far a slug will actually travel
to this is good information because it’s it’s you know because there’s a lot of
misinformation out there was a some documentation that said that up what
I’ll slug would go 30 750 feet over over a thousand yards which is
absolutely I mean that’s that’s why people you know they see cars in the
background they’re three 1/2 miles away why they freaked out over there it’s
because they think slugs travel over a thousand yards well anyway we’re we’re
gonna either prove or disprove that myth yeah I was I want to see how far we can
I mean that door is tiny down there it is tiny and you ever get a chance to
measure out 500 yards you know that’s a long ways 5 football field Danny will be
shooting down this long dusty road that is closed off there’s no people around
trust me and he’ll be aiming at the center of the door which is 500 yards
away if carefully marked off the course using
100 yard markers with orange cones as 50 yard markers between those well not only
be able to observe the initial impact but also see how far the slug will skip
down the road aiming at the center of the door using
zero holdover in other words the slug traveled 270 yards before impacting the
dirt we expected the slug to continue traveling down the road but it didn’t it
got off to the left and impacted at 320 yards before going out of frame we
decided to take another level shot hoping to see the slug skip straight
down the road but again after the initial impact the slug veered sharply
to the left kicking up a cloud of dust at 300 yards and then skipping again to
400 yards before disappearing I’m gonna bring it up about another let’s see 8
feet over the door using 11 feet of holdover we gained about a hundred and
fifty yards but at the cost of accuracy the slug was way off to the left and
remember these slugs only have an effective range of under 100 yards okay using an 18 feet of holdover the slug
only traveled 410 yards so we only gained about 20 yards with that higher
angle in other words we’ve pretty much reached the maximum range these slugs
can possibly travel and just angling the gun up towards the sky even further is
not gonna really yield better results now many people are gonna say that
holding the gun at a 30 to 45 degree angle is gonna yield longer ranges yeah
that definitely works in video games like shell Sh
but it does not account for drag the projectile stays at a constant velocity
and never slows down so in this case yeah they’ll go further since we had no idea where this slug
went we decided that’s a bad idea we wanted to keep control of this
experiment and that’s not how you do it one very simple way to demonstrate
what’s going on is using a water hose the pressure and velocity remain the
same and as we angle it up yeah we do see it increase in range but it’s not
doubling like some people might expect a lot of the energy is just being eaten up
by just the fact that you’re trying to push it higher and higher into the sky
but even this experiment doesn’t really factor in drag very much our shotgun
slugs are going from 1700 feet per second to probably around 400 feet per
second by the time they get out to about 300 yards now this is what I would call
a semi scientific experiment your results might vary we use the most
common type of foster slug you can buy and found the most powerful one we could
find and remember the chart that I showed you at the beginning of the video
stated that any one ounce slug no matter what powder load or shell type is gonna
travel twelve hundred and fifty yards we were unable to reach even half that
distance even when you’re counting how far the slugs were skipping on the
ground so it’s a good idea to know how far your ammunition will actually travel
but it’s also a good idea to give yourself a big margin of safety beyond
that range now it’s no fun at all shooting Magnum slugs from arrest so we
got to get Danny a lot of credit here for his persistence and toughness Thank
You Danny so how does this compare to how far a human can drive a golf ball
well there’s some called long drive competitions where competitors drive
golf balls as far as they can down a what looks like a really long
football field and those folks using just their muscles can drive those golf
balls as far as the shotgun slugs that Danny was slinging down the road but it
doesn’t in there recently in England they were driving golf balls down a
runway and they reached a new world record of 657 yards and yes that guy is
an amputee I hope you enjoyed this video thanks for watching this video would not
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100 thoughts on “Can a GOLFER drive a ball further than a shotgun slug?

  1. I'll have to take my shotgun up Trail Ridge (around 12,000 ft.) and see if I can shoot a target 5,000 ft. on the neighboring peak ; )

  2. Interesting video, thanks, guys!
    I've been getting notifications for all of your videos except this one.
    I found it by going to your channel.

  3. I got notifications via chrome, youtube on pc & mobile notification can't remember how soon after upload I got notified, but in my case YT want me to spend waaay more than my average 1hr a day watching ads delivered via their medium

  4. No notification, and not on my feed. I heard it mentioned about a week ago in a different video. It finally popped up as a suggestion today.

  5. why didnt youtube want me to watch this? i hope theres a way we could hurt them a little. they are killing the content creators. if peope boycotted youtube i dont think they would even care. fuck google man.

  6. Are they saying it goes 1000 yards being shot at a 45 degree angle? you certainly couldn't get that far aiming directly at the target. it's like throwing something far by hand. aim up for more distance.

  7. soo a little math for anyone who cares 3750 feet isn't even a mile according to the online calculators, 3750 feet = 0.7102273 miles, 1 mile = 5280 feet, so 3.5 miles would be = 18,480 feet i o believe there are few bullets that actually travel that far the .50 calibure rifle round being one of them but i'm pretty sure a shotgun round regardless of type would travel even half that distance and i feel i'm being generous with that estimation, anyway not bashing anyone or anything just giving out some free and yes unsolicited information ;p

  8. Wow 49k views. I was sitting here seeing this in my side bar thinking "that must be old" nope just a couple weeks back. I don't have notifications turned on so I am wondering if it didn't even show in my sub feed at all.

  9. Jeff, I can confirm I did not get this video in my subscription feed. I went through the history and was shown all your other videos around that time period, except for this one and the sr-71 video. I found this video as the featured video on your channel home page.

  10. just for grins, if Danny's shoulder is up for it, I would like to see this test run with some of the commercial sabot ammunition. or others if you have an opportunity.

  11. Got it in my subscriptions inbox, but life happens and have been busy. I have had Lagging on YT when trying to comment on rather anti-government/military nut jobs. Things that make you go hmm…

  12. There are times where I have seen your newest videos on my youtube home page, but then it does not appear in my subscription page. And I am not convinced that having the notification bell on would have fixed that.

  13. "Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth. His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals."
    Sorry. Slug goes farther. Run a real ballistics program.
    Golfers do not drive horizontal. Use the same elevation as a golfer would hit the ball.

  14. I'm manually seeking this video, because your videos do not show up in my feed. So I made it a habit to manually visit gun channels I subscribed to at least a few times every month, whenever I get time.

  15. Found in my “home” category of suggested videos. Heard you mention you wanted to do this but first I saw it was tonight.

  16. This video was a recommended video on my youtube homepage. I've never subscribed to your channel, nor have received any notifications, but I've watched dozens of your videos.

  17. I and my sons are regular loyal watchers of your videos.. I am watching this video because i went to your channel and clicked on the video button to dusplay your newest vids, NOT because it/they show(ed) up in my subscribed to feed.

  18. I have a question or a suggestion for a ballistic experiment. Does the rifling in a BB gun impart spin on a BB? I know that the rifling works on lead pellets because the skirt is soft and is slightly larger than the rifling. BUT, the BB is steel and if it engages the rifling the barrel would soon wear out.

  19. I am a subscriber, saw the vid for the camera you posted then it autoplayed this vid, did not see it in my subscription list.

  20. You need to get an M203 sight assembly and mount it to the shotgun. That'll let you manage the high angle stuff.

    I have serious doubts that those slugs will only go 400 yards. I'm pretty sure that last shot went over the target.

    Come to think of it, the aforementioned M203 can lob much larger, much less dense and more draggy, much lower velocity projectiles than a 12 gauge slug out to a bit past 400 yards.

  21. Your experiment Is Wrong for instance the water has an elevated
    "Firing" position to the shot gun you Will get difrent ratio from flat on the ground And abought 45 degres And the ratio whud difer if experiment was conducted on more elevated Space

  22. I didn't receive notification of this video even though I have the bell on. I found this video by going to the Videos tab and looking for videos that I hadn't watched. I usually watch your videos in the morning as they come out. I click on my notifications. However, I found that I hadn't seen this one yet. I'm a month late.

  23. video was sugessted on my youtube home page. i can not "ring th bell" on your channel for some reason even though i would love to.

  24. I think it's more of a issue with the design of the slug and the twist of the barrel. If you have the time look at the data for some of the longer range 45-70 (405gr/450gr) tests that have been conducted over the years.

  25. I found the video looking at all your recent post. I may have missed the notification. Your videos are always worth watching, entertainment and information. Keep up the great work.

  26. I'm not a subscriber (sorry) but I do watch quite a few of your videos. This one in particular was recommended to me on the YT homepage.

  27. I was told my 7MM with a 150 grain could kill a man at 7 miles. This person was talking about deadly velocity ? You think there's any truth to that ? I always make sure of what's beyond my target and try to place myself so I'm shooting towards a dirt embankment.

  28. that guy hit a ball 600 yards? with a special ball and a specially designed club thay not legal in professional golf…

    farthest a pro golfer hit it was somewhere around 380 – 400 yards. NOT using equipment that gives them an advantage

  29. @TAOFLADERMAUS I'm a subscriber, without the bell clicked. This video showed up in my 'suggested videos' December 1st 2018… never seen it before. I usually get all your latest videos thrown at me within hours or days of release… so whatever you did, defo effects the way videos are offered to the audience.

  30. But but but what about all those bullets that ricochet off a rock at a gun range and kill little old nuns 4 miles away?

  31. Why isn't the shooter controlling the barrel as he is shooting? I notice he isn't holding the down barrel at all; its just resting on the pad. Might help with you accuracy. Love the channel. Keep up the good work.

  32. Do you think that the elevation has to do with how far the bullet will go? At sea level the air is thicker than a mile above. I'm from a mountainous region and I have seen slugs go damn near a half a mile.

  33. This is amazing and I would have never thought it would only travel that short of a distance! But thankfully they are still very deadly and accurate to stop home invading methheads at 20-40 ft. I will keep them in my pump along with 00 buck and hog wild shells just in case I have to tweak a tweaker! If you are anti gun then you might want to keep a golf club handy! 🤣

  34. Very interesting. I’m subscribed to your channel, and found the video in my recommended list as well as my subscriber list.

  35. I thought you were gonna be shooting golf balls to see how far they'd go. This should be done. Drilling a golf ball with a 44 drives them pretty good, so I think a 3" slug would be wonderful for it

  36. Not a fair comparison, the golf balls had their "roll out" added to the distance! If you took the slugs to the runway, they would easily surpass even the world record! They would roll and bounce further! If you measure the point of first ground contact, the shotgun would win there too! At 18 feet of hold over got 410 yards! No one can drive a golf ball 410 yards in the air!!

  37. I'm a subscriber and this video was recommended for me in my home page 7 months after it was released…. I know I have not seen it until now because I would have watched it because of my interest in long range shooting. Great video by the way.

  38. I am subscribed to your channel an was watching your video and found your this video in the side bar with others having same content to yours.

  39. I'm not signed up but watch your videos and like all the time.The same ones that I've liked come back up all the time.some times I can see I've liked it before other times it won't show I've liked it in the past when I have.also I never see them pop up the same day you post them.A week is the fastest I've ever seen one pop up.

  40. Hey… as long as you know the ballistic coefficient of the projectile and the and ambient air pressure and temperature, along with the muzzle velocity. There are formula that can be used to easily calculate the maximum range of a given projectile.

  41. I cleared my you tube history a few weeks ago. This came up as recommended, Im getting a lot of older videos from all my Subs now, many that i haven't seen yet.

  42. I don't use the notification bell but it was in my recommended video list. I think the slug you lost track of grazed the space station….

  43. Hey guys, I was watching the rocksalt video, (which was in my feed, 7/15/19) and then searched through your videos until I found it.

  44. I am a subscriber and Patreon for over a year and this clip came up in my suggested clips (among the 12 clips they advertise after watching a clip).

  45. Heard of video from other video about rock salt that appeared, after looking on Chanel and through all recommend videos I gave up and finished off the recommend ones and this one pipped up after a refresh do I grabbed it quick before it vanished again

  46. 45 degrees is the best angle for range. Does not matter if it is a .22, 12 gauge slug, or throwing a baseball. Love science!

  47. Your videos seem to come up in my suggestion box in random intervals but my suggestions usually have multiple of your videos available and I'm not even subscribed

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