You’ve heard of the bullet-tipped arrow, but have you seen the broadhead-tipped shotgun round? No, it’s not a joke. This round was designed as a “low kinetic energy hunting projectile” and purports to have less recoil, less noise, and the same effectiveness as a regular slug. How it works is that the “bullet” is actually reminiscent of a mechanical broadhead with sharp, pivoting blades. When shot out of a 12 gauge shotgun, the bullet deploys into a broadhead shape for maximum cutting ability.
So how effective are they?
JackFinn, the company that is currently developing the Broadhead-Bullet, recently sent a few over to popular YouTuber Taofledermaus for testing. You can take a gander at the results below.